Friday Five: Getting Married
Our own Karlie recently got engaged, so we thought we’d whip up a Friday Five in honor of the happy couple and their impending nuptials. Also, we’re too cheap to buy an actual wedding present. Best wishes to Karlie and Ben; may you have a lifetime of love, happiness, and pedal steel.
This sweet little tune recorded for McBride’s Eleven album was originally done by Monahan’s pop band, Train. McBride’s understated performance is just lovely as she sings “Forever can never be long enough for me/To feel like I’ve had long enough with you.” –Ken Morton, Jr.
Broke and broken down on the side of a desert highway en route to Vegas, this honky tonk couple is certain that “Life is a gamble, but our love’s a sure bet.” It’s a fine sentiment even for those who aren’t planning to be married by a jumpsuit-clad Elvis impersonator. –Juli Thanki
Charlie was making light of this slightly less-than-fairytale wedding, but he did have one thing right. Forget the stuffy, expensive wedding reception that everyone is going to fuss and fret over, and just hire the local BBQ joint to cater hot dogs and brisket. That’s how to get a marriage off to a noteworthy start. –Sam Gazdziak
Parton’s spirited delivery of this song from Little Sparrow perfectly captures the effervescence of young love, right down to the sky’s-the-limit dreams of fancy cars and houses. –JT
1. Clay Walker – “Rumor Has It”
It seems only fitting that Karlie, one of the great champions of ’90s hat acts in all their starched-shirt-and-mom-jeans-wearing glory, should find herself living out one of Clay Walker’s giddiest hits. Here’s wishing this woman and this man a lifetime full of living, laughing, loving, and dreaming with their eyes wide open. –CM Wilcox
- bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
- Barry Mazor: It may be over-stated, in arriving at practically a single explanation of everything, but Adam Gussow's book on lynching and …
- Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
- Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
- luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …
- Ron: Sky Above, Mud Below by Tom Russell is another.
- Jack Williams: Another Othis Taylor song from White African is "My Soul's in Louisiana."