I’ve meant to do more to share the music that I love, but, gosh (yes, for you cynics and verbal miscreants, I said “gosh” and I’m proud of it. 😉 ), I don’t know where some people get the time to do so much. Maybe I struggle too much to do so little? Nawww….that can’t be it.
Several years back I was applauding Raising Sand to some younger people and even mentioned that its producer T Bone Burnett was responsible for lots of movie music including Safe and Sound from The Hunger Games. For some reason, one of the women doubted me so much, shaking her head so vehemently that I thought she was going to orbit into some version of The Exorcist. Alas, she didn’t know that I beat most people at song quiz. 😉 (No, I’m not currently up for challenges.)
I felt that the response meant that people of a certain age weren’t open to Raising Sand, but I hope that’s not true. I think that there are some songs, think Moon River and Yesterday, amongst so many others, that should be devoured by the masses shamelessly.
When someone tells me “yeah, I love music” and then they name one genre, I can only shake my head. No. You don’t love music. Love everything, or I’ll give you most everything, and then you love music.
Here’s a selection from Raising Sand from the very awesome duo of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. And here’s hoping that the rumors of their reuniting come to fruition.