Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

I am, at the moment, stuck at home with a sick child, and listening to depressing country songs on iTunes, so I thought I would share some of them with you. This is “Deeper than Crying,” from Alison Krauss, and it’s pretty good:  

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...

I am in the middle of a little bit of renovation on this here blog, which means that I am putting this particular song out there because I mostly need to test the system that I’m using to write these, so bear with me and it won’t take a second. This is a very average...

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...