Archive for December, 2007

So Long For Now

December 27, 2007

Dear Reader(s),

Thanks for following the whims and fancies of this writer thus far. That’s all you’ll be hearing from me for the rest of the year, not that there’s much left of it. My corneas will be going under the knife in a few hours’ time. Will be back in not too long more!

A last song for now.

Ladies and gentlemen, our last act of the year, Tim McGraw.

K.D. Lang

December 25, 2007

Not one that non-country music listeners would associate with country music, but Lang’s roots are country indeed.

Here she’s singing a song written by fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.  Most people know it as the Shrek song.

Ladies and gentlemen, K.D. Lang

Garth Brooks

December 25, 2007

One of my very favourites.  Played the mp3 so much that it broke.  Don’t ask me how.  It did.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mister Garth Brooks.

P.S.  It’s Christmas Day, and instead of going out and doing stuff, I’m still in my pyjamas at 4 p.m., posting country music videos.  I love country music.

Alison Krauss and Union Station

December 25, 2007

You may remember her for the beautiful vocals in the soundtrack of Cold Mountain.

Ladies and gentlemen, bluegrass-country singer, Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Michael Martin Murphey

December 25, 2007

More story-telling.  A classic.

Ladies and gentlemen, Michael Martin Murphey.

Charlie Daniels Band

December 25, 2007

Two things I love about country music – story telling and masterful instrumentation.

Ladies and gentlemen, here tonight, the Charlie Daniels Band.

Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow

December 25, 2007

Well, in case you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m showcasing country music on this blog as my little contribution towards educating residents of our little tropical mother-island. You can be sure I’d meet lots of resistance. As BGF says, “but I don’t like country music!”

In case you think country music’s all old and dusty because you watched the Slim Whitman clip, here’s an example of how country music can also rock. No pun intended.

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight on our show, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow.

Lonestar

December 25, 2007

Best known for their hit, Amazed, but this one I prefer.

Ladies and gentlemen, Lonestar.

Slim Whitman

December 25, 2007

Mars Attacks!

Those who watched the movie Mars Attacks will surely remember the silly costumes (diaphanous red underpants), funny one-liners (“Don’t run! We are your friends!”) and the song that exploded the Martians’ brains.

A silly song it might have seemed to some and the identity of the singer is lost to most, which is a most unfortunate thing as he has a lovely voice and is undoubtedly one of the best yodellers ever recorded.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, Slim Whitman.

Finally, A Quiet Night.

December 23, 2007

Everyone out, one light on, one fan on. No one making a peep but Lonestar.

I miss KSON. I wish our little mother-island has a country music radio station. I guess country music isn’t very much appreciated here. Pity.

Something nice for a quiet night.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ryan Adams and The Cardinals.