After a kind of lackluster start of my top ten (it has been my worst received post in a year-that is ok-not all these little firecrackers that I throw out from the cave go boom——I am alright with that…..really….this is not about response and like buttons—–this is about getting out in the warm gentle rain of the blogosphere and dancing a little….right?—-yes right!)
If you read that post –you will find that one of my favorite records is by Lyle Lovett, yes… that troubadour of swag country swing and a writer beyond compare—and I guess— a long, tall Texan.
This got me going on a little Spotify Lovett kick, listening to all the music I had missed—guess what?—it is all good….every single friggin’ drop…. every note….every slightly sarcastic jab that make up the twists and turns of these wonderful meandering masterpieces.
This guy is good.
#1 Fanboy this week is me.
I kept replaying this song “Long Tall Texan” that I found on “Road to Ensenada” – The version included Randy Newman—so I thought he might have wrote it—-and then I thought Lyle might have wrote it—
Fast-forward- After a little goggling:
This was written in the 50’s by Murry Kellum
And The Beach Boys made it popular with a hit in the 60’s
And…And…everybody…everybody-(some with their mother in law playing the bongos) have covered this song.
But none give it the [I don’t know to explain the excellence in that certain something this guy brings to the music-to make it a magical experience]
At least for me.
Because this song without it is just a cheesy little ditty.
Which illustrates the genius of this artist
If he can slow-bake and blues-fry this forgetful Cheeto of a song, so.., instead of making your tongue go orange-it makes you laugh, and makes you feel better about the life you are living.
I got nothing else to say.
I will be getting back to my top ten after my little Lovett kick is over.
It could be a while
Y’all stay tuned
Yee-hah from the cave!