Category Archives: Music

Listener’s Poker, Vol. 1

Since my days of fantasy football are just fading memories and old blog posts, maybe we can play a game involving live music.  Liar’s Poker, but with sound.  Somebody pick something good, and others try to top it.  We’re talking playing, and musicianship.  Not just some studio-created and network-marketed nonsense.  Music.  Reeeeeel music.

So, to my kids and their pals who think the music they listen to is so much better the ancient stuff that often comes out of my Sonos, I say simply…

this.

Your turn.

In the Sage and the Prickly Pear

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Money was no object
There was no money to be had
Back in Carolina
Johnny Law saw that
Up on the high plateau
Where the sage and the pinyon grow
When the stars and planets collide
The Tennessee mare she ain’t never shied
Never Shied

Jimbo Mathus  – Tennessee Walker Mare

I Seem to Forget What the Question Might Have Been

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To repair this broken situation
I’ve come to tie one on
And if I tie it tightly
It won’t come undone

Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer – Over and Over and Over Again

Y’all Stay With Me ‘Till I Come Down

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Tramp
You can call me that
If it’ll make you feel good

Notice how Junior only sings about 15 words, but still owns this song.  And that guitar….  This and All Night Long, from his record God Knows I Tried, may be the best last two songs on any record.

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Come on Baby Don’t Be Cold as Ice

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You know what today is, right?

It’s One After 909.

Much of The Beatles’ catalog, while excellent, now bores me to tears, because I’ve heard every song several hundred times (or more).  One After 909 is an exception to that.  It rocks so hard.

While generally considered one of their later songs, it was actually one of the first Lennon-McCartney compositions.

She Knew My Intentions

The Sumner Brothers

I’m a headin’ out to the west, son
I got some tending got to do there
Tell your brothers, tell your sisters
Tell ‘em take care

The Sumner Brothers – Going Out West

A Beat Up Ford and a Jug of Wine

EMMYLOU HARRIS

Blossoms in the apple trees,
Full of birds and buzzing bees
It’s summertime.

The Bootleggers, featuring Emmylou Harris – Cosmonaut