Comments: Music.....

Ha! The real disturbance in The Force came when they started using Led Zeppelin music to sell Cadillacs!

Posted by DogsDontPurr on July 1, 2009 10:15 PM

It's the words for me, too. I had to buy a CD of Willis Alan Ramsey since I was thinking about him - the old album has worn out. It got me to thinking of some of my other favorite song writers like Guy Clark and Hoyt Axton. Hoyt was born right here in Duncan, OK. I love his "Della and the Dealer" and "Bony Fingers" not to mention his "Joy to the World." Did I ever mention that Ray Wylie Hubbard used to live with my family or that Neil Young sang at my wedding reception?

Posted by Lou on July 2, 2009 06:44 AM

A good song is poetry and a good poem could be a song. It is, indeed, the words that carry them.

Posted by Jean on July 3, 2009 06:42 PM

It's not for runnin' to or lifting weights until you puke? Really? Are you sure? ;-)

I'm a beat girl. Poetry, unfortunately, is mostly lost on me.

Posted by Bou on July 4, 2009 03:00 PM

"Invitation to the Blues" is one of my favorite Tom Waits songs. It's the words and the sound of that voice. A truth that can only be sung from the bottom of a bottle of scotch.

I also think that "Tom Traubert's Blues" has one of the most romantic lines ever written, "I've lost my Saint Christopher now that I've kissed her."

Seems that a lot of Waits' songs have to do with being tied to woman and losing the ability to give in to wanderlust.

Posted by AlphaBelle on July 6, 2009 02:53 AM

DDP: ..... you've got that right....... it's a shame, I tell you....

... and yes, Jean...... I see what you mean.....

.... beats are good, Bou.... definitely...... I don't know, there is just something about the language that strikes my fancy....... goodness knows that I have run until I puked many, many times...... although, not willingly!......

.... I agree, Alphabelle..... I do...... Tom Waits is a genius with lyrics...... and Tom Traubert's Blues is a classic.....

Posted by Eric on July 7, 2009 09:15 PM