Monday, November 19, 2012

My Music Monday

I'm in a Dwight Yoakam mood today.

I've been listening to the man since maybe 1990 or so - and I was a late comer to his music.

About this time, Morty and I went through our "country phase", though he mostly grew out of it, I've held onto and retained some of mine.

Back then it was newer country to which we listened - Garth Brooks, Clint Black and such - and mostly via a dive gay bar jukebox.   I kind of kept up with some country, but never a huge purchaser of it, I did morph off into following more of a folk and bluegrass thing. New country got newer, more pop and more about looks than sound.

Yoakam, while not an old-timer then, really hearkened back to the days of honky tonk country - ala Buck Owens and such. Not the Owens we knew from Hee Haw, but a harder lined singer / songwriter.

Yoakam has a lot more full-on honky-tonk'd music than my selection, "AThousand Miles From Nowhere", but you're a sensitive group who might not listen to something like that, let alone like it.

I've been listening to this song for, oh g-d, let's see....1993, and at the 0:00:32 mark, I still hear the line "I've got pickles in my head".  I know that's not the line - well, I learned that eventually - but that is the only way I can hear it anymore.  Of course it has become a source of amusement for 710 when I sing it that way.

Yoakam has some great stuff though - "Inside the Pocket of a Clown", "Fast as You Can",  "Turn it On, Turn it Up, Turn it Loose" and a few dozen others.  Sure it's an acquired taste, but it's the real thing.

2 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

dwight in a pair of t-i-g-h-t leather pants...unf! ;-)

yeah, and his music ain't bad either!

SEAN said...

I really liked a lot of his early stuff and was mesmerized by his legs in those jeans and the way they moved but going down the shallow road, when he takes that hat off he is one of the ugliest men ever.