Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bryan White

Can we please get Bryan White back on the radio, y'all? This guy. 
Ok, Bryan, listen, if you release to radio one of two of your old songs, then make another album and get some new songs and stuff, you can get back in there. For real. I vote for "Call Me Crazy," my personal favorite, OR "Tree of Hearts," that's a great radio song. Anyhow. Try it, man. Please! At the very least, can somebody get a Youtube video of "Call Me Crazy," please? Cheers.
Still sad about that missed interview roundabouts 10 years ago. Ug. Dustbowl Dreams. 
-jy


Monday, November 4, 2019

11042019

It's been a while, so I'm just going to give you some good songs in a playlist that I think you ought to listen to. I think I need to write some more reviews, though, tell ya what. I sure love doing it, and mayhaps some predictions come true. Alrightie, folks, for you:









Song List: 

Luke Combs, "Even Though I'm Leavin'"

Thomas Rhett, "Remember You Young"

Brett Young, "Mercy"

Lee Brice, "Boy"

Blake Shelton, "The Baby"

Joe Nichols, "I'll Wait for You"

Clint Black, "Killin' Time"

Diamond Rio, "Meet in the Middle"

David Lee Murphy, "Dust on the Bottle"

Montgomery Gentry, "Somethin' to Be Proud Of"

Kenny Chesney, "She's Got it All"

Luke Combs, "She Got the Best of Me"

George Strait, "The Fireman"

Bryan White, "Rebecca Lynn"

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Another Awesome Song for 3/7/18


Another song of the day. Whew this one is also great. The song and the video do not have the same ending, but I like ‘em both. Thomas Rhett - “Marry Me.” Enjoy.

And because I can’t help myself but have to pair this up, here’s Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now.”




Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Song of the Day - 3/6/18 - Luke Combs’ “One Number Away”

Y’all. Is it uncouth to quote myself? http://apronsandguitars.blogspot.com/2017/06/review-luke-combs-this-ones-for-you.html Link to myself? Cause last year, when I wrote my review of this album, I gave this song 5 stars, and said please please put it on the radio. Guess what I heard on the radio today. YES, y’all. I love this song. Here’s my review if you’re interested and, more importantly, the song...which you can be happily surprised by on the radio ANY DAY, now that it’s been radio released. Y’all. That’s 2 of his songs that I called for radio. I wish this could be my job. Anyhow. Listen to this song. It’s sad. It’s raw. Love it with me. Here, let’s listen to it together:


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Playlist by Chris J. 2.25.18

Here’s a glorious playlist for y’all - made by a dear friend from college luckily still in touch with. He had posted a few awesome songs on FB, which led to my begging him to just make me a playlist already, since he was certainly coming from a different perspective. Everytime he puts a song up, I think, Man, why haven’t I listened to that song in like 20 years!? What is wrong with me. This list is a little bit of that, and I CONFESS IT! A few songs that I did not even know. I know, right? 

Thank you, Golf Guy for such a great list - it’s heavy, with light drops here and there, and it ends buoyantly. Can I say buoyantly? Just did. Honestly, though, a playlist that puts together Patty Loveless, Don Williams (o my heart), The Highwaymen, and Chris Stapleton is destined to be listened to over and over. I have lost count to how many listens I’ve given it in the last week. Enjoy, y’all. A link and a list with a lil embellishment.
“You Always Come Back To Hurting Me” - Johnny Rodriguez (1973)

“Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” - George Strait (1984)

“Don't Close Your Eyes” - Keith Whitley (1988)


“Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” - Dolly Parton (1982)
Can we just look at how dang sweet and pretty Dolly is for a quick sec? Ahh.


“Here In The Real World” - Alan Jackson (1990)
When I was a kid, I think I felt an imaginary competition between these white hatted stars and my favorite Clint Black. Thus I never owned an AJ album (nor a George until I was 22 years old). Alas alas. I did know and like at the least this song. It is a great.

“Seminole Wind” - John Anderson (1992)

“Highwayman” - The Highwaymen (1985)
I feel like I’m in my dad’s Big Blue ram van, clanking down the road, taking our trash to the dump. Am I hijacking this list because I’m commenting on everything? I’ll cool it - this is just really a my Dad song. Love it.

“Three Wooden Crosses” - Randy Travis (2002)
A 21st Century Song! 

“Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” - Don Williams (1977)


“Dixieland Delight” - Alabama (1983)
Love Alabama. Love songs that came out when I was so small, they’re built into my blood. 


“Blame it on Your Lyin’ Cheatin’ Heart” - Patty Loveless (1993)



“One More Last Chance” - Vince Gill (1992)



Friday, February 9, 2018

Playlist for Fri. 2/9/18

Like the old stuff? 80s & 90s, this is your playlist. Don’t like it, listen to this playlist. Then you will. Cheers, friends.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMeRsm87xIzIzbHf4sBpgzMOWQt-wzJc6

Friday, January 26, 2018

1.26.18 Song Set

Ok, how’s this for a song-doubles post?

Vertical Horizon’s “Everything You Want” (1999)
&
Garth Brooks’ “Ask Me How I Know” (2017)


So here’s what I think. I enjoy both songs. The first I enjoy I guess because of the clearness of the adoration going on for the girl by the guy (probably why she’s less than interested?). “Everything You Want” is a whiney song where a guy is singing in complaint that he believes he knows what the chick wants, he’s tellin’ her all about it and about how it’s totally him!, but she’s just not that into him. So it’s a bit sad, and it leaves you just feeling bad for the dude. Yeah?

But this Garth Brooks song. Golly-gee, it’s fantastic. First of all. There are not a lot of songs out there where one guy is giving another guy advice, basically telling him he needs to quit putting up his walls and be a man. From the point of view of this song, being a man is being vulnerable (which the song’s internal audience has been and will probably be again), but then keeping it up, letting her take care of him. Yes? This song is so much more powerful cause it’s a guy saying to another guy, dude, I’ve so been there, I’ve done that, it was so fricking stupid of me. Don’t do it. Love her all the way, man. It’s gonna rock. The song’s lyrics are better than my words, obviously, but this is the gist. Eh? Eh? 

Totally disagree? Cool.
Either way, it’s definitely way more manly than whining to the girl after she dumps you. Because. She dumped you, so that’s it. Yipe. 
I guess that’s the difference between a teeny-bopper pop hit (VH’s song came out when I was a teenager, too! There was a guy who played me this song and said I was the girl, and it didn’t have the desired effect. Cause it can’t.) and a much more mature Garth Brooks grown-up country song.

And the simplicity, man.
Country music, man.
And cowboy hats.
And Wranglers.
And boots.
Win.