So I had a fairly busy weekend – lucky enough to get out of the house, go down to see some friends and family, then pop back up to NYC in time for work tomorrow (yay!).
It’s been a while since I’ve been on a road trip – the past month has had me locked down to work, and hey, those things happen. What I haven’t been able to do is get my hands on some new tunes and rock them all the way down to the unknown destination – life has been more like a mix of random single lately.
A couple favorites come to mind, and none of them are new. Did you guys know that Jack White can play the guitar really well? Yeah, well. That song “Death Letter”, which I first heard in the Horseshoe Bar made infamous in Crocodile Dundee, is pretty epic, and eerily reminiscent of the blues classic (in my mind classic, anyhow) “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” by John Lee Hooker. A guy playing a blues riff, singing about his dead girlfriend? Sounds good to me fellas.
Also “Fun Loving Criminal” has been a rediscovered treasure. My friend Jason used to rock this song way back when the FLC were new and I just thought they were the corny guys who sampled Tarantino. It’s a fun song though, and it’s got some good quotes, especially the one about “fat birds don’t fly”.
Finally, I’ll offer up an all time Prince classic – Pop Life. Which I didn’t even know existed until about two years ago. Damn. What a great song. I used to think Prince was all about weirdness and sex and stuff, but that was before I knew about Prince, really. The guy can jam, and make a song about enjoying life not sound overly preachy because, well, he knows how to jam.
That’s it, wish I had more to offer, but…. I don’t.