Yucky weather, streaming internet radio on new phone, feelings of being a small thing in a world out to get you, or maybe just some happenstance thing has been bringing more and more country music into my world lately. Maybe it’s the whiskey. Whatever the cause I’m digging the effect.
From Hard Way Home by Brandie Carlile, “I wish I could find a soul to steal/I could be the engine, you could be the wheel”
From First Aid Kit’s Emmylou “Oh the bitter winds are coming in/And I’m already missing the summer/Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told/I was born to endure this kind of weather/When it’s you I find like a ghost in my mind/I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown”
and from Shreveport by the Gourds, ” Said he was already broke and he just got paid/We spent the rest of the night singin’ by his Mama’s grave/Shreveport, Oh Shreveport/Wonder where I’ll be/when the sun comes t’ shine” They also have a great cover of Ziggy Stardust.
Cheers to railroad beats, fiddles, lonely girls and the ghost of Gram Parsons.