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Larosse

I have not updated this site in quite some time, which is all on me, but honestly, I haven’t been listening to a lot of country music. For some reason, though, I had never managed to quite listen to the lyrics to “Larosse,” by Bruce Robison. It’s a pretty enough song, and if you miss just...

And it is “Stand with Hillary.”

About three months ago, I was at home in my palatial mini-mansion, taking care of a four-year-old with an ear infection. I was noodling around on Twitter during naptime, and somebody asked this question: there are many songs about going to California, but are there any songs about leaving California? I thought of about eight...

This is an issue song, and I don’t like issue songs, not one little bit. They aren’t fair. They don’t pretend to be fair, to come down on one side or another. I am not telling anyone to shut up and sing; this is a free country. I am just telling you what I like...

I will listen to most of these songs, really I will, but this one gets switched off every single time. I mean it. This one is bad because it sneaks up on you; it pretends to be something it’s not: And she said: I’ll wait for you Like I did last year At Christmas time with your family here And...

What gets me about this song is the contrast, I guess. On the one hand, you have what you might call the public Toby Keith, brash, who’s-your-daddy, putting his boot in the asses of America’s enemies (which include the Dixie Chicks for no good reason I can see). And then there’s the tortured, insecure Toby...