Listening to Woody Guthrie in 2012
Albums you have been sucked into in recent years even if they aren’t recent (read incessant repeat for days/weeks on end)…
That would be a long fucking list, dude; you don’t write a Music Blog unless you’re the sort of geek who routinely gets sucked into records, y’know? Lately, though, I’ve been lost in my Woody Guthrie records. Everything he sang about seems so much more relevant these days. Maybe it’s because of the elections, the recession, the storms pounding the east coast, riots and protests, an economy looted by greedy bankers and their lawyers, the drought that punished my native Midwest this summer. Funny thing is, I can’t think of any contemporary songwriter who’s engaging our times the way Woody engaged his.
Oh, and I’ve been crazy about Weird Party, my favorite new band. Not for any intelligent-sounding reasons I’d care to discuss, it’s just they’ve made a pretty badass debut album called Hussy and I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about this record because I can’t stop listening to it.