Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Kids Are Ugly

The first few measures of You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly sound like they could have been laid down at Muscle Shoals.  A slightly twangy guitar riff runs down the fret board into a classically muffled 1970’s drum beat. … Continue reading

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I’m Testing My Glasses

The Tractor Tavern in Seattle, a home away from home.  A dive in the best sense of the word, which is, a respite. Comfortable, like a broken in jacket. I’ve seen some really fine music played here over the years. … Continue reading

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The King is Gone (So Are You)

Just a simple country rhythm, bass note and strum, clean and crisply played with no frills. This is not the way a George Jones song is suppose to begin.  Certainly not the way a Billy Sherill produced song sounds. Then … Continue reading

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Gin & Tonic

“I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.” W.C. Fields When I was 18 and knew not a thing about gin and not a thing about tonic, I did know, that together, they were a drink of some sort. … Continue reading

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