Been thinkin’ ‘bout some country music for some reason. For some reason I checked out a June Carter clip….and what struck me was her expressions and sense of humor.
Aw, now I got that song in my head.
Going back some years, this is a great clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Efm-RxOC8&feature=related
For some reason I pictured June’s face as somewhat in approximation to this gal….Lara Ewen, an alt country gal herself:
hold the thought about Lara for a moment.
Also saw this real neat clip of Cash and Roger Miller…another JC show clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZFDDUiM36c I love the improv here!
Another oldie..this one from another great:
You know….there’s a country karaoke in Brooklyn someplace called Hank’s Saloon. One night I’ll have to sing this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUNhzkNzEO8
True statement: My granddad James Sidney Roton is buried in the same cemetry as one Hank Williams. Here’s Sr. himself…way back in the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhahiKyiNbg&feature=related
Did you know: Lou Reed wrote “Pale Blue Eyes” about Hank Sr.? Here’s Lou with a great live version:
To sum this up: One of the greatest albums ever, Lou Reed’s “New York” album contain 2 songs that Lara Ewen seems to point to lyrically. One is “Busload Of Faith”..good cover by this Italian band:
And another of Lara’s songs has some passing reference to this other one of Lou’s…”Beginning Of A Great Adventure”
As for Lara: Here’s Busload Of Faith…her own song, and Misery Wholesale..the jazz-like melodies…..hear them on the payplay player on the page http://www.myspace.com/laraewen