Dwight Yoakam’s new CD, SECOND HAND HEART, “drops!” Tuesday!!!!! I love Dwight! Terrific song writer, with a strong, emotional twangy voice. Americana’s “deep thinker”! Yoakam’s songs MAKE YOU FEEL SOMETHING. He’s been putting out albums since the mid-1980s – all, in my opinion, wonderful. Fab melodies (Beatles are a big influence); intelligent, TRUE lyrics; and that makes-me-weak-in-the-knees voice. Dwight’s got it all. GONE is my fave DY CD,but THREE PEARS, just three years old, is also well loved and played at the Tirella shack – to no end some days!
WHY DOESN’T EVERY AMERICAN KNOW DWIGHT YOAKAM IS A NATIONAL TREASURE?!
And he is still touring – a tour de force – deep into his 50s! Voice as intense as ever, lanky bod still alluring. He delivers kick-ass shows that last all night. Dwight eats no sugar and has been a vegetarian since his 20s. Could this be the secret to his creativity and vitality? Besides the genius????
Here’s a tune from SECOND HAND HEART! Enjoy! – R. Tirella
So I choose to focus on other stuff…Checked in with the OIF yesterday to see how my CD storage box was coming along. The OIF wanted to sand, prime etc the old tool box before he spray painted it. I said: JUST DO IT. He tested the paint yesterday.
I was all for blue, but I like the way the green looks! It’s fresh! It’s spring!
“It’s swell!” I told the OIF, when he showed it to me. “Like you!”
Franny just sent us these bunny pics!
Stella, Greta and Linus celebrating Easter with a fantastic breakfast! Timothy hay for dessert!
These guys are spayed/neutered, litter-box trained, indoor, (daytime) free-roamin’ , beautifully socialized family pets who are owned by a loving family that has done its rabbit homework! They’re rescued rabbits (try saying that fast 5 times!) who needed to be adopted and who are now sooooo happy in their forever home! … Did you know: When rabbits are ecstatic they jump for joy?! Hop high into the air, as if they were clicking their heels! Rabbit lovers call this leap to the heavens a binky!!! – R. T.
Franny also sent me this page, from today’s BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE! A big binky thank you to The Boston Globe!
HAPPY EASTER! Whether or not you believe he rose from the grave is a god/God (I don’t) IT IS STILL JESUS’ DAY – A GUY SO RADICAL, COOL, LOVING, BRAVE THAT A WHOLE WORLD RELIGION SPRANG UP around him. Still going strong because of Jesus and his LAST-SHALL-BE-FIRST teachings and his love for all – especially the reprehensible. No wonder he was crucified.
But TODAY the WORLD says JESUS AND HIS LIFE LIVE!!!!!!!