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It’s been raining for about 4 days straight in Dallas, it’s hovering around the mid 60’s, and everyone’s driving slow.
If today isn’t a Tom Waits kind of day, I don’t know what is.
Rodriguez - Cause
This seriously might be the most beautiful song ever written.
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Rodriguez - Inner City Blues
You may as well listen to this and jam out before Searching for Sugar Man wins the Oscar for best documentary.
And seriously, this guy can jam like crazy.
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The Mountain Goats - This Year
I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me. I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me. I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me. I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me. I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me. I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me. I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me. I am going to make it through this year, if it kills me.
I am going to make it through this week, if it kills me.
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Mountain Goats - No Children
So, I guess that I have a good 2 months or so to listen to this song at home and turn it up to 11 without the neighbors hearing the lyrics and shaking their heads at the ground slowly.
Because, y’know, I don’t hope that I cut myself shaving, I don’t hope Shannon dies, and I don’t hope that we both die.
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My 27th birthday is tomorrow. If you know me and want to get me something that doesn’t cost much (or anything if you know how to internet properly), please burn me a CD of Robert Johnson and Lead Belly's entire catalogs because this shit is my current jam and a half.
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Hoodie Allen - Eighteen Cool
Thumbs up to my friends drinking whiskey
Peace out to the girls that will miss me
Middle finger to the Dudes back in high school
Cuz you peaked at eighteen cool
I’m getting the invitation to my 10 year high school reunion sometime in the next 6 months. Since everything is done via facebook now, I’m counting down the days until I can respond with just this video.
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Spoonboy - Aren’t All Songs Political? Aren’t All Songs Vaguely Self Referential?
Synecdoche’s post about Bomb The Music Industry with Spoonboy reminded me how much I love this song and how much I miss the days of folk punk bands always having a Dallas stop in their tour that wasn’t a house party that eventually gets broken up by the cops before the headliner can start.
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Radney Foster - Angel Flight
On Friday at the acoustic stage at the Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival (4+ days of 30 Texas country bands playing for about 42k people), I saw the best single song performance I think I have ever seen. It was Radney Foster singing the above song. Radney isn’t known that well outside Texas and the surrounding states, save that he writes a lot of Keith Urban’s songs, but I will remember this song forever.
To paint the picture of what the scene looked like, the acoustic stage is a 5 foot high tin roof covered stage with about 1 to 2 thousand people with lawn chairs and coolers spread out in a semi circle for 2 hundred feet or so. Everyone sits for the songs until either the last song or the encore where standing ovations are due. Then, he started to introduce the Angel Flight.
The Angel Flight is what they call the planes than come home with the bodies of fallen soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. The song was written about the Red River 44 Chinook helicopter going down in 2008, killing 7 members of the Texas National Guard, with 3 of them living within an hour of my hometown. It was pretty devastating here when it happened. And when their bodies came home on the Angel Flight, they were buried together with each other.
The song is from the perspective of the pilot of the Angel Flight. The chorus goes "I fly that plane called the Angel Flight. Gotta hero riding with us tonight. Between Heaven and Earth, you’re never alone. On the Angel Flight. Come on brother I’m taking you home."
During the final chorus, vets within a few years of my age start standing up in the crowd at attention and saluting Radney. By the final chord, at least 20-30 vets were standing. It was haunting and beautiful.
TLDNR: Listen to this song.
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