music

“breakin’ down and comin’ undone”

I like Taylor Swift. Let’s just get that out of the way. I know I’m not exactly part of her target demographic, but I like the idea that she is a role model for those oh-so-impressionable 10 to 17 year old girls. Taylor is fresh; she doesn’t look all used up already like the other […]

“he’s a poet, he’s a picker”

I don’t know what it is about Kris Kristofferson, but y’all are used to that, right? I never can explain what it is about artists that draws me to them. With Kristofferson, it could be that all of his songs remind me of my uncle Jim or it could be that he seems to want […]

“a pack of dreams that just weren’t allowed”

Like “True Romantic,” “Ghost of the Gang” reminds me of Amy’s solo stuff, specifically Prom. Surely you’ve noticed it, too. It’s about the past and youthful friendships in the same way that those songs on Prom are, but it’s also about suicide. What is up with all the suicide on this album, by the way? […]

“if you get lonely for the trouble and the chaos”

I like the acoustic version of “True Romantic” more than the band one. Because I am generally more interested in the lyrics than the music, I don’t usually react differently to the acoustic versions of the songs on Poseidon and the Bitter Bug. What I like about the acoustic version of “True Romantic” is that […]