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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

I See A Darkness
  • I See A Darkness
  • Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  • Now Here's My Plan
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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - I See A Darkness

Many times
We’ve been out drinking
And many times
We’ve shared our thoughts
But did you ever, ever notice
The kind of thoughts I got
Well you know I have a love
A love for everyone I know
And you know I have a drive
To live I won’t let go
But can you see it’s opposition
Comes a-rising up sometimes
That it’s dreadful and position
Comes blacking in my mind…

And that I see a darkness

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