Dancing and Drinking With the Devil #AtoZchallenge

D.Dancing-With-The-DevilToday is especially a hodgepodge of music – one of the best fiddlers around, a made up group, the Boss, a Mardi Gras party song, and Les Miserable.

My crappy title also reminds me of my favorite line from the first Batman movie; “Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?” Jack Nickolson was the perfect Joker for that mid-60s comic book feel. Heath Ledger was perfect as the grittier version of Batman in the 90s.

D has been a hard letter for music, but I’m sure that as soon as I push “publish” I’ll think of a song I absolutely love. C’est la vie. Continue reading Dancing and Drinking With the Devil #AtoZchallenge

Numb Fried Chicken Carries On and Buys Sunny Love #AtoZchallenge

C A to Z challenge 2017 version 3There’s really no thematic rhyme or reason for the five songs that begin with “C” for today. Also, that title makes absolutely no sense at all!

Also, a quick note: I generally write these stream of consciousness style with minimal editing. Sooooo, if it looks disorganized, there ya go. All of these posts generally are. Sometimes the brain keeps ahead of the digits, but not very often.

Chicken Fried

All of the finer things in life that you really need are in Chicken Fried – fried chicken, cold beer on a Friday night, a pair of jeans that fit just right, love. Continue reading Numb Fried Chicken Carries On and Buys Sunny Love #AtoZchallenge

Bad Moons, Boys, and Big Iron – B #AtoZchallenge

Gunfighter-Ballads-Robbins-CDDidn’t feel great today, so a quick “B” post for the April AtoZchallenge.

I have no idea why my Mom had a Marty Robbins album. But she did and three songs from it still stand as among my favorites – two of them happen to start with the letter B.

Big Iron

“To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day.”

I couldn’t wait to hear what happened next. I’m not sure if reading about the Wild West made me like this music more or if this music made me want to read more about the Wild West. Also, read about the Wild West – it really was wild. Continue reading Bad Moons, Boys, and Big Iron – B #AtoZchallenge

A Boy Named Sue #atozchallenge

johnny-cash-fingerA Boy Named Sue is one of the first songs I can remember. It launched a life-long love of Johnny Cash music. And that memory is wrapped up with my Mom, 8-tracks, and a green car.

Now, my Mama is not a huge music person. This was great when growing up because we could put the radio on whatever we wanted (I remember me and Bobby both leaping to hit “eject” from the back seat – of a different car, red Buick – as we both realized the heavy panting in Bon Jovi’s “Love is a Social Disease” was coming up. Even she would have noticed that and been perturbed.)

Funny though as I was jotting down songs yesterday how some of the music that I love the best, came from her (Girls! Girls! Girls!; Big Iron). Go figure. Though Ann Murray will not be making an appearance other than just those few words ago. Continue reading A Boy Named Sue #atozchallenge