The decades have changed everything about this song. Once a paean, at least for me, of youth-bound angst — about dreams deferred for the drudgery (the tragedy!) of homework — it’s now shot through with real regret.
Archive for October 25th, 2013
A two-step shuffle, a slightly exaggerated country croon, and two feisty saxes with occasional late-period Coltrane wails arousing suspicions that these are wack jazz guys playing Merle Haggard, not dedicated country music musicians.
I was a big fan of Soil’s breakthrough 2001 album Scars, with its infectious hit “Halo.” As much as I liked that record, though, the band seemed to fade quickly for me.
What do you get when you lock Sgt. T.J. Hooker in a room with one of the most polarizing recent figures in progressive rock? You get an interesting cosmic trip called Ponder The Mystery.
Because our culture is so star/fame driven, we sometimes make the mistake of thinking that celebrities are immune from the problems of the day.