Charlotte Sometimes: book, movie, musician

Charlotte Sometimes Penelope Farmer

Charlotte Sometimes Penelope Farmer

Charlotte Sometimes is the title of a book, a movie not based on the book, and of a musician, not related to either of the others, as far as I can tell. The phrase has a rhythmic sound and an evoking image that resonates.

Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense.

It’s natural to feel a little out of place when you’re the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she’s baffled: everyone thinks she’s a girl called Clare Mobley, and even more shockingly, it seems she has traveled forty years back in time to 1918. In the months to follow, Charlotte wakes alternately in her own time and in Clare’s. And instead of having only one new set of rules to learn, she also has to contend with the unprecedented strangeness of being an entirely new person in an era she knows nothing about. Her teachers think she’s slow, the other girls find her odd, and, as she spends more and more time in 1918, Charlotte starts to wonder if she remembers how to be Charlotte at all. If she doesn’t figure out some way to get back to the world she knows before the end of the term, she might never have another chance.

Another Charlotte Sometimes is a movie about a woman with multiple personalities Charlotte/Darcy. Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.

Amazon reviewer Grady Harp says “CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES is a nocturne of a film, a story that gently meanders through the lives of four people and with very few words says quite a bit about human relationships, about the cocoons we spin about ourselves for safety, for protection against fear, for hoping the chrysalis will metamorphose into a butterfly or moth. Eric Byler is to be commended for having the courage to keep this story simple – a tale of four personality ‘disorders’ and how they find the means to exist in this odd world. Michael Idemoto is perhaps the loneliest outwardly, but all four characters seem to crave connection and simply cannot attach. Eugenia Yuan is the idiosyncratic girl-child, Jacquelyn Kim is the woman of mystery who with Matt Westmore plays more of a catalytic agent than a character. All four actors are beautiful, sensitive, and convincing. The lighting and settings are well chosen. In all, this little indie film is a quiet diversion, dealing more with what is not said than with just a script.”

Charlotte Sometimes

Charlotte Sometimes – I so identify with this picture, and I have “sat” like this many times in my younger days.

Jessica Charlotte Poland (born January 15, 1988), better known by the stage name Charlotte Sometimes, is an American singer-songwriter based out of New York. Her debut album was released on May 6, 2008 and is titled Waves and the Both of Us.[2] She grew up in Wall Township, New Jersey and started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 14.[3] She has released one full length album and four EPs.Charlotte began her career playing in a five-piece band (J. Poland and The Pilots) in early 2006. The group began performing around the New Brunswick, New Jersey area. They soon began playing shows in New York and graduated to larger venues, opening for artists associated with producer/songwriter, Alex Houton. Huston produced much of Charlotte’s early work and co-wrote, produced and contributed guitar work to her major label debut.

Charlotte was signed by Geffen Records and released Waves and the Both of Us in May 2008. The album peaked at #145 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.She performed at all venues on the 2008 Warped Tour, and the single “How I Could Just Kill A Man”, whose title was inspired by the Cypress Hill song of the same name, was featured on the Warped Tour 2008 Tour Compilation.

On May 14, 2010, she self-released a free EP entitled “Sideways.” Her second EP, The Wait, was released on iTunes August 18, 2011. Charlotte was a contestant on the second season of NBC’s The Voice. After having all four judges turn around in the blind audition round, she chose Blake Shelton as her coach. She was eliminated after the first live round. She recently finished working on her third EP, Circus Head, which was initially made available to PledgeMusic donators, with an official release date of October 30, 2012

VH1 ‘You Oughta Know’ artist, Charlotte Sometimes, released her debut album, Waves and The Both of Us (Geffen Records), in 2008. She was named one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know” by Alternative Press Magazine and The New York Times has said “Her style earns her instant attention.” While promoting WATBOU, she toured with artists Gavin Degraw, Pat Monahan, and Butch Walker, as well as participated in the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. Her new EP, “Sideways,” is out now.

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