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She
  • She
  • Gram Parsons
  • GP
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"She" by Gram Parsons

Kinda like Elvis introduced black music to white kids, Gram Parsons is the guy who introduced Country music to people who felt obligated to disparage Country music.  He emphasized Rock & Roll’s Country roots—and surprised an audience who hadn’t known Rock even had roots in Country.  He was a good-looking kid with rock star friends and a privileged background, which still irritates people who believe (for some fucking reason) that their favorite artists have to be “authentic” (re: poor and untutored).  He was the right guy at the right time, but more importantly, Gram Parsons had a genuine passion for “Cosmic American Music” that he was able to share with people who might’ve missed out otherwise; forget your trendy World Music CD’s, friend, here’s a world of music in your own backyard.

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A magical, new, extra wide First Aid Kit music video to start off your week.

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The Civil Wars - The One That Got Away

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One of my favorite Lucero songs, “The Devil And Maggie Chascarillo”, acoustic no less. Great either way!

The Honey Ants - The Devil Told Me Lies

The Honey Ants are John Grimsey and Rebecca Hamer. The Shepherd’s Bush duo formed back in the spring of 2013 and have since built a reputation on the London live circuit for their knock-out shows. Their unique sound, build around exquisite bitter sweet harmonies, has developed from its folk roots into something much more complex and darker - elements of Southern gospel and country blended with London attitude.

Magic happens y’all. Seriously. I opened an email last week and had the new Drive By Truckers - English Oceans album attached to it. Magic. This is an awesome album. Right out of the gate with Mike Cooley and every bit of what makes him amazing on “Shit Shots Count”, which happens to be my favorite track on this now well played album. Patterson Hood is equally amazing in the way that only he can be. “Grand Canyon” and “Pauline Hawkins” are two of my favorite Patterson Hood tracks on the new album. The Truckers brought their A-game for “English Oceans”. Mike Cooley appears a lot on this album for fans of his. So does Patterson Hood. Which in my opinion is badass, I love both of them and their distinct and unique voices. 

Track Listing is:

  1. Shit Shots Count
  2. When He’s Gone
  3. Primer Coat
  4. Pauline Hawkins
  5. Made Up English Oceans
  6. The Part Of Him
  7. Hearing Jimmy Loud
  8. Til He’s Dead Or Rises
  9. Hanging On
  10. Natural Light
  11. When Walter Went Crazy
  12. First Air Of Autumn
  13. Grand Canyon

The band is as tight as they have ever been. A really great album that is sure to please fans of The Truckers, as well as, win over new converts. You can bank on it.”English Oceans” is a great listen, one that I can’t wait to own on vinyl, and yes, it is available for preorder now. The release date is set for March 4th, 2013. March 3rd for our friends in Europe. That being said go get your preorder on y’all!

http://drivebytruckers.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=407_64587

Come Pick Me Up
  • Come Pick Me Up
  • Ryan Adams
  • Heartbreaker
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Ryan Adams - Come Pick Me Up

This Song Made Me Buy a Eb Harmonica. Totally Worth It. So underrated.


When they call your name
Will you walk right up
With a smile on your face
Or will you cower in fear
In your favorite sweater
With an old love letter

I wish you would
I wish you would
Come pick me up
Take me out
Fuck me up
Steal my records
Screw all my friends
They’re all full of shit
With a smile on your face
And then do it again
I wish you would

When you’re walking downtown
Do you wish I was there
Do you wish it was me
With the windows clear and the mannequins eyes
Do they all look like mine

You know you could
I wish you would
Come pick me up
Take me out
Fuck me up
Steal my records
Screw all my friends behind my back
With a smile on your face
And then do it again
I wish you would

I wish you’d make up my bed
So I could make up my mind
Try it for sleeping instead
Maybe you’ll rest sometime
I wish I could