Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Counting down

Jim White is a Southern storyteller and songwriter, most famous for being one of the main stars of Searching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus. This song is "10 Miles To Go On A 9 Mile Road" off his 2001 album No Such Place. And yes, he spends a couple of minutes talking about his car before he starts singing. So be prepared.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


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  2. I liked the talking more than the song. Good philosophy about the odometer. And that would be a hot Cutlass, if it wasn't a four-door. (One thing that bothered me about all the high-performance cars made in Australia was that they were four-doors. Their market is not big enough to justify tooling up a production line to make a smaller-selling sports model, so everything from Ford, Holden and Mazda was a family sedan.) I liked the two-tone shoes he was wearing on the treadmill, too.

  3. Jim can be a bit pretentious, Bukko, but like a sow in an oak forest, he still stumbles over plenty of acorns. He's lived an interesting life. You should Google him.

    Purple, Jim tends to go more towards the religious side of things and I don't. I'd call him a Buddhist Pentecostal if it made any sense, which it does I suppose if you're Buddhist (but not if you're a Pentecostal), he's very much into that higher power thing. But as I've pointed out elsewhere, good music is good music, whether religious or not, and for some reason some religious traditions seem to generate good music at least occasionally.


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