Friday, 10 April 2015

Radio Friday: The Road Is Long

At long last, after almost seven months and nearly 6000 words, I'm almost finished with my review of Down Every Road, the 100-song behemoth of a box-set Rolling Stone insists on referring to as an album. To celebrate the upcoming arrival of this entirely unnecessary beast of a post, let's listen to the one percent of those songs that I properly adore.

Nelson was on the recorded version to - it was his idea for him and Haggard to tackle this song, which Townes Van Zandt wrote. Toby Keith is up there too, for whatever reason.

Special bonus song: this horrific slice of White American Christian sulking about how somehow it's them who don't get sufficient respect in the US. Think of this as the merest taste of the politics I've been bombarded with across four discs and more than half a year.

How can this be the same world I live in?


darkman said...

Sounds like you need a palate cleanser:

SpaceSquid said...

Appreciate that D-Man. Should really get back to playing RDR, actually.

First though, it's time to move on to the next disc and get my Biggie on.

darkman said...

"it's time to move on to the next disc and get my Biggie on"

Hope you're ready for hearing about the detailed sex life of a fat and relatively unattractive dude:

SpaceSquid said...

I am a fat and relatively unattractive dude; I suspect that's the only area in which Biggie and I would have found common ground.

(I probably shouldn't try that link right now; I came to work without my headphones.)