You know, Country & Western!
This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either. This is where you'll find what I consider the best in Country (Classic and Alt), Folk, and Americana.
Townes Van Zandt - Dollar Bill Blues
Here’s to being broke on payday.
John Prine - Glory of True Love
Townes Van Zandt- Cocaine
Well, coke’s for horses, Lord, it ain’t for men.
They say it kills you, but they don’t say when.
You know how hard it is to find a Townes song on tumblr that isn’t Waitin’ Around To Die, Pancho and Lefty, Brand New Companion or If I Needed You? Hard. If I hadn’t used up my song of the day, I’d post White Freightliner Blues.
John Prine—Dear Abby
from Sweet Revenge
One of the things we’ve lost with the decline of newspapers is the advice column. Sure there’s Savage Love, which is a reflection of modern times (caustic, snarky and contemptful), but reading Dear Abby and Ann Landers was always a treat to see how those old biddys would handle the trials and tribulations of middle America in the paper age - and their word was bond: no comments, reblogs or sharing. Maybe a week(!) later they’d publish a response from a reader telling Abby she was full of it to which she’d dress them down in no time flat.
Oh and movie listings for the X-rated movie theaters, we lost those too.
Loudon Wainwright III - Suddenly, it’s Christmas
Townes Van Zandt - Brand New Companion
From the awesome record, Live at the Old Quarter.