Archive for September 10th, 2008

Tales From The Tragically Unhip

So I’m at Spinning the other day and usually Terri (the Spinning instructor that takes delight in kicking yo Sista’s ass) plays mostly Hip Hop stuff that I really don’t enjoy.  I tune it out and go into my little Spin Zone anyway…however…this song came on and I dug it so I asked (knowing I was at the risk of sounding like someone ready for Assisted Living)

“Who is that?”  said I.

 “Duffy” says Terri the Spinning Instructor. 

“Who?”  I repeated.  Two much younger women both looked at me and simeltaneously said “DUFFY” as if to say “Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuh you owld lady.”

There was a boy, probably 17 on the bike next to me and God love him, he turned to me and said “I have no idea who Duffy is, if that makes you feel better.”  What a good boy.  His mama should be proud.

So, I came home and looked Duffy up on the Itunes, not knowing the name of the song, but, figured it out and I dig me some Duffy. I’m sure I like it cause it has an Austin Powers/Quincy Jones-Soul Bossa Nova element to it…sorta retrow-bay-bay-yaaaaaaaaaaah.


Lordy have mercy….Patty Loveless has a new cd out of nothin’ but classic Country Twang and what I’ve heard of it so far…makes me want to slap my mama. Rarely do I look forward and wait for any album being released anymore, but, I’ve been a’waitin’ on this one.

So far, my favorite cut on Sleepless Nights is There Goes My Everything.  I’ve always loved that song to death.  It’s hard to beat Jack Greene’s original, but, Patty singing it makes me want to bawl my eyes out, it’s so good.  Every song choice on this cd is just perfect…If Teardrops Were Pennies, There Stands The Glass, Don’t Let Me Cross Over…just go get you a copy or download it.  Dad. Gum.

I am not being paid by Patty or her record company neither. I’m an obsessed fan is what I am.