Last week, when talking with a friend about a mutually beneficial project, something he did prompted me to tell him: "Send me a list of your favourite 50 songs. List them fast, don't think about…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Greywolf Jan 31, 2012.
My big fault as a listener is that I never hear the words, or it takes a long time to learn them.I realized yesterday that there are a few that I've listened to so often that I know every single…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna's Americana Jan 4, 2012.
Do we go back to the 'beginning' and say Jimmie Rodgers?Is it Patsy Montana, with her yodel? How about Hank's?The soulful angst of Gram Parsons or the friendly crooning of Gene Autry? The grit of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Woodworth Nov 3, 2012.
After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back. Temporarily, anyway. It’s been all work and responsibility here in the Turnbull house. I feel a bit like the mounds of ice at the end of my driveway, frozen up and rounded over by icy winds. Certain people might call me hard-bitten, but like the ice, you have to just tap at my exterior a bit and the warmth will flood out.
And on that not-so-subtle note, might I bring the discussion around to sex.
I saw this video the other day on CMT:…Continue
Posted on February 27, 2014 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments
Romance is in the air, even if you don’t want it to be. It might make you think of times past, or get you to look forward to better ones. I have thought for a long time that romance is better enjoyed by men. They reap all the benefits of it: they have to plan it out, anticipate the reaction, enjoy the reaction as it occurs; girls only get the presentation of romance (not that we don’t like it). Perhaps the whole concept was designed by men, who are really all sappy at heart?
Posted on February 2, 2014 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments
Star power can be the thing that transforms raw material into spectacular material. Now, I’m not comparing Joe Nolan to, say, Britney Spears. I should hope not. The newest Six Shooter artist lined up some of the best in star-making machinery to put together Tornado, and boy, did they do a great job.
But strip away all of that extra effort and what you’re left with is a set of astounding songs that, really, needed no help. Nolan is raw talent through and…Continue
Posted on January 28, 2014 at 7:30am
I’m going to dedicate the next month of posts to love and romance. That might seem odd, coming on the heels of my recent admonitions to songwriters who linger on that very topic too much. Not to worry if love ain’t your thing: I plan to dedicate all my April posts to chicks and bunnies.
So last night at the Grammys, about 30 couples got hitched to a soundtrack of Macklemore and Madonna. A good percentage of those couples were same-sex. Macklemore started up the performance with some…Continue
Posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:30am — 12 Comments