You know what happens every time [every freaking time] I go to write about a musician [I swear] I love the most or have just [right this very minute] discovered?
I google them. Grab a few videos. Maybe an anecdote or two about their [inevitably] tortured childhoods…
And then…then, I skip over to Resonant Passage and realize he posted about them months ago [months!].
Does it stop me from posting? Not always. Does it edge me ever-closer to the tenuous verge of insanity? Yes, absolutely, thank you for asking.
Pearl Jam’s 20th Anniversary? I was a day late and a dollar short…so I skipped it [but not RP...no no, he was there with this post tossing around sentences like this about my man Eddie Vedder on the band's debut album: The frantic guitar riffs of Mike McCready on opening track “Once” signal the world’s proper introduction to Vedder, and the vocalist bursts through the sonic landscape with an acerbic, tormented yell that jars the listener to full attention....seriously?! acerbic? sonic landscape? unbelievable.]
What about Ryan Adam‘s and his remarkable staying power in the increasingly flighty indie music genre? What a great post that would be, right? I know, totally.
Too bad RP wrote “A Lesson in Staying Relevant: Ryan Adams” in…October…
Don’t you dare be happy for Resonant Passage, think of me! Think of the wind so continuously sucked right out of my sails! The slaps right across my face! The stalled fingers at my keyboard!
Today, well, today is no different. I wanted to talk about Shooter Jennings and his perfectly southern, boozy sound.
Except RP already [unsurprisingly] did so here and he says cool things about his rugged twang and raw, uncensored emotions…damnit….
But I won’t be stopped. Nope, not today. I’ll still tell you how Shooter is the son of legendary country artist Waylon Jennings. And how this has given him a unique ability to blend between southern rock, country, even psychedelic rock, seamlessly.
Bonus? That very particular, barely concealed, cheesiness of country music videos reigns free and I cannot get enough.