Thursday, March 25, 2010

50's postcard pretty

Mose Allison - Back Country Suite (lala)
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do (lala)
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (lala)

I get that his deal is a tug-o-war between the formal and rustic, but the songs on the new Mose Allison record, at an eagle's view, seem like the sort of thing a Mose Allison could dash off in a laugh, and maybe that's the point and I either want the point sharper or blunter than it is. I'm putting down this No. 2 pencil and drawing some ink from the source to work it out. On their new record, Drive-By Truckers cut that tug-o-war rope and tie it to that sourapple tree from which Robert E. Lee is hung on the Titus Andronicus record so they can swing out from the bank and go flying into the river.

Or maybe it's just too 50's postcard pretty here in the bottom part of these United States to really put much thought into records. Or anything.

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