Morning all. Over the last ten years while I haven't been contributing as much to the WGOM I have been raising my herd and listening to tunes. Hopefully one day we may all benefit from both of those actions but this week you may see some value from the tunes side.
2022, live at Wonderland
Unrelated I had some folks reach out to me privately about the disgusting events from over the weekend in Buffalo. Thanks to the well wishers. This happened in a real food desert neighborhood and local food banks and counseling services could always use any help they can get. Sadly, I know that the Twin Cites know this pain too. All good vibes are reciprocated.
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Over the last year, due almost entirely to the podcast Cocaine and Rhinestones, I have found myself revisiting county music.
If you haven't listened, you should. I would start with the three part series on "Harper Valley PTA" or the episode on the Kershaw Brothers, especially if you love Neil Young (E-6 signal).
I preface with that as a way of saying for the best of 2021 I would have liked to post any number of the songs I discovered from that podcast. Maybe one day I can get a month to share some of these things. Then again I may get booed out by jobu if I try that.
Instead here is something from 2021 that makes me think of the best parts of classic country music with the best parts of today's music. This song is tragic and funny in a way that only country music can be. It feels like John Prine or Bobby Braddock could have written this song and no one would question it
Just great stuff. I hope you enjoyed.
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FTLT (the citizen that alerted the citizenry to the likes of Alabama Shakes and Courtney Barnett long before everyone else figured it out, who also used to be a DJ, contributor, and frequent commenter as well as being known as somewhat of a basketball enthusiast (in the case that anyone is unfamiliar)) causally dropped a mention in a FMD a little bit back. I've learned to listen when the hitman does so.
A collaboration between the lead singer of The Walkmen and one of the main cogs of Vampire Weekend, their album is a whirling plunge through genres, eras, and textures, but all with a distinctly original sound that I hope they explore on another album or two. Anyway, this song has been between lowkey to rock-climber's grip stuck in my head for the past few weeks now.
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Greetings Citizens. Be forewarned, my tastes - although they do encompass a wide assortment of genres - are fairly pedestrian when compared to the great variety displayed weekly by hitman and jobu (and others). The videos this week may not push many boundaries or broaden many horizons musically, but its music I like and I had a blast putting it all together. Enjoy. Or don't...
First up is Feeder, a run-of-the-mill British alternative/grunge band. I like most of their catalogue, but I love this song.
Enjoy your week off boys.
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