Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Funnies & Arts

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There Goes the Neighborhood Dept.: Outgoing South Carolina Republican representative Bob Inglis paid the price for calling a divisive fearmonger a divisive fearmonger...

It's 1921, and Australian Archbishop John Wakeford is arrested for staying at a hotel with a young woman not his wife. How times have changed: At least he was with an adult woman...

Our girl PWALLY charms Princess Grace...

Ayn Rand runs into the genes of altruism...

PHOTO ALBUM
Sidewalk mosaic, 1000 block of Decatur Street...

Rescue marks for the dead...


White rose blossom in work space...

Streetcar tracks in turn-of-the-(20th)-century Pittsburgh...

Ghosts of Newport past with ox-eye daisies, black-eyed Susans, and day lilies...


Elizabeth Hoyt. Marjorie Ken Kilpatrick. And two randy squirrels...

FROM THE JUKEBOX
Dolly Parton's tale of sexual envy and despair...

Peter Tibbles on the duets of Emmylou Harris...

I [heart] serendipity.
Early last week, I dropped by my local CD store to check out the new releases. The store sound system played an album by a singer with a plaintive baritone and a seemingly endless facility for hooks. The album was called A Crooked Road, and the singer's name was Darrell Scott. The CD cover portrayed a beat-up guitar, but was otherwise mute about who Scott might be. I bought the CD, and Premium T. and I have been listening to it over and over ever since.
It turns out that the 50-year Scott has been around Nashville for fifteen years as a session musician and songwriter for the likes of Suzy Bogguss, the Dixie Chicks, Guy Clark, Tim McGraw, Keb' Mo, and Travis Tritt. He's been recording on his own since 1997, and formed his own label in 2005. His songs are thoughtful, honest, and insightful. I can't recommend this CD enough.


It took me a while to track down Jazz a la Creole, the 1946 session from NOLA's Baby Dodds Trio, but I'm glad I did. Between Dodds' drumming, a pair of drum improvs, and the six Mardi Gras Indian songs, Jazz is like an aural Rosetta Stone for all future New Orleans music. The Neville Brothers, Big Sam, Trombone Shorty, the Meters, the Wild Magnolias, and many others can find their musical ancestry on these sides. The version of "My Indian Red" provided the soundtrack for a wonderful montage in the last episode of season 1 of Treme:


We don't bow down indeed!

9 comments:

nursemyra said...

Psst: John Wakeford was English. The report was in an Australian paper

Roy said...

Oliphant's "Mouth of Steele" had me laughing for days!

And oh my, I had to sit down and get my breath back after reading Peter Tibble's post! All that Miz Emmy in one place was more than I could handle. While I adore Emmylou Harris's solo voice, she really shines in duos and trios; I've heard her be especially fine in trio settings.

Darrell Scott sounds interesting; this is someone I'll have to dig deeper into.

BTW, did I mention (about 2 months ago, maybe) that I saw the movie Crazy Heart and am now convinced that Jeff Bridges should retire from acting and start a new career as a country singer? (No, that's not totally a non sequitur; Darrell Scott's song reminded me of the movie.)

Darlene said...

A great mix for a lazy Sunday. Pwally had me laughing with her tale of meeting Princess Grace. She may have been nervous (who wouldn't/) but I'll bet she made the Princess' day.

K. said...

NM: I stand corrected, and thanks for the clarification.

Roy: No argument from me about Emmylou. Re Jeff Bridges, did you watch the Academy Awards? After seeing his interview before the show and his acceptance speech, I'm not sure that he had to do much acting in The Big Lebowski! In his speech, he all but said, "Yeah... This is great, man."

Darlene: Believe me, PWALLY always has a good story to tell.

mommapolitico said...

Thanks for the Sunday funnies, K. - just 'aint a Sunday without 'em! And thanks for the tip on the CDs. You're creating your own microcosm of a stimulus program...now I need to go out and get them, from our local indie CD store, of course. Seriously, many thanks, friend.

K. said...

Well, if you want to talk about music, we need to establish a private correspondence! Seriously, you will like Darrell Scott. And thanks for the compliments!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

So fun. I always love your "Sunday comics" and the links to the photographs are wonderful.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I left you a note there. Did you realize I live in Bastrop? I've been here 5 years since the G-man & I married. Here is a link to last year's 4th of July in Bastrop post. http://frizzfrock.blogspot.com/2009/07/historic-residential-area-of-bastrop.html
:-) Lizzy

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K. said...

Great pix! It really is a lovely town. That was some lineup at the Grand Ole Opry!