Powerful song by Derek Spencer on a real life tragedy in small town Kentucky. This guy deserves more attention than he’s gotten. 🎵
The Mavericks 1994 album “What a Crying Shame” mostly reminds me of Dwight Yoakam, which is probably why I love it so much. Dwight Yoakam will always be my favorite country singer. But the Mavericks are more than that–proof of which can be heard in their wonderful 2020 album “En Español”. 🎵
Weird country track of the day: “Turn on the Dark” by Nick Shoulders. 🎵 (Weird country should totally be a sub-genre if it isn’t already.)
I’ve been listening to Colter Wall’s “Western Swings & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs” on repeat for days now. This is proper country music. Favorite song: “Big Iron”. Rachel (who is the real country music fan in the family) thought she had heard it before and figured out it was a cover of Marty Robbins. Superior to the original, in my opinion.
Three songs so miserably sad it’s hard to listen to them more than once:
- Keith Whitley, “Don’t close your eyes”
- George Jones, “He stopped loving her today”
- Jason Isbell, “If we were vampires”
Others that fit the description?
Theme music for Spooked podcast makes me happy every time.
Some music from this evening:
“The first commercially-available CD (Billy Joel’s 52nd Street) was released forty years ago yesterday.” And today, by coincidence, I bought a CD for the first time in many, many years.
Last night we went to Red Bicycle Hall in Madison to see John Moreland. Not the best experience. The sound mix for John Moreland never seemed right: too loud, even roaring sometimes. Unpleasant listening. And I suspect it actually was the mix because Moreland’s music is usually pretty chill. Also, several people were acting like idiots, talking loudly, moving around. Even the staff was being distracting! It felt more like “a bar that happened to have live music” than an actual concert.
Waiting for John Moreland