It’s weird, but when I am sad, listening to sad songs cheers me up. For me, nothing is sadder than a cry-in-your-beer country music song. I love the ache of a twangy voice that cracks with pain, a slide guitar, and lyrics … and no one does it like George Jones. Well, maybe Tom Petty does. Longing. OK, well, then there’s The Hag – yup, Merle Haggard. Bewilderment at all how it all came down. But I don’t want to leave out Vince Gill. Lonesome. Gram Parsons and Emmylou. Keith Whitley. “There were times if you’d been around, you would’ve seen me broken down.” Vern Gosdin. “if you’re gonna do me wrong… do it right. Ralph Stanley… nothing darker.
For some reason these melancholy, heartbreaking tunes cheer me up. I could go on and on. Who do you turn to when you are sad?
A few links I hope you like.
This is on my reading list. I Found My Tribe.
Prince. Always and forever a 70’s girl.
The rise and fall of the once great Tower Records.
I could watch this four hour movie over and over again. Running Down a Dream.
Sending big hugs out to anyone who needs one today… including me.