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Blowin' smoke

This tune has been stuck on "play" in my brain jukebox for the past couple of weeks:

(Warning: country music)


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Mar. 20th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
I first heard Kacey Musgraves playing on a radio while camping at Watkins Glen for the NASCAR race then heard a bit on her on NPR a few weeks later. The whole album is actually quite good.

Edited at 2014-03-20 01:38 am (UTC)
Mar. 20th, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
It is a remarkable album because once you get by her wonderful voice and the hook-laden songs she wrote, you realize that the album is all about boredom—even ennui. She sings about how dreams outnumber possibilities, how small-town life is largely a matter of an object at rest remaining at rest, and how often people "settle like dust" instead of daring to hope for more. It is not a cheery record by any means. I've been listening to it in my truck for a couple of weeks now, and each time, I realize a little bit more just how sophisticated an album it is. Even "Blowin' Smoke" is a story of near-hopelessness, despite its catchiness.
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“Filling this empty space constitutes my identity.” – Twyla Tharp

"My definition of peace is having no noise in my head." – Eric Clapton

"The wreckage of the sky serves to confirm us in delicious error." – John Ashbery

"We are all here by the grace of the big bang. We are all literally the stuff of the stars." – Dwight Owsley

"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." – Vincent van Gogh

"It is only with the heart that one can see right; what is essential is invisible to the eye." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Forget about being a perfectionist, because entropy always wins out in the end." – Darren Kaufman.

"Impermanence. Impermanence. Impermanence." – Garry Shandling

"Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion." – Mark Twain

"There is no realm wherein we have the truth." – Gordon Lish

"Actual life is full of false clues and sign-posts that lead nowhere." – E.M. Forster

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." – Frank Zappa

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