so, somewhere buried down in the blogs was the Easter/Uncle Kracker post where Angel & Lori and others told me to go get Uncle Kracker's CDs. I had totally ignored him, frankly, cause I was under the impression that he was all country which is not something that really floats my boat. but I got Double Wide today and have listened to it 4 or 5 times... its great! I am surprised how un-country it is, and how much of it I enjoyed. Better Days, Heaven, Whiskey and Water--all particularly great. I'll go ahead and get more UK CDs even though I'm still concerned about the whole slide into Country (I worry about that with KR too, but I just like to worry so whadaya gonna do?)
two things struck me that I've been stewing on all day... first--it really is surprising how often I had a hard time telling the difference between UK & KRs voices. not the KR voice of today, but his older voice. I wonder if UK's voice has developed differently, too, but on this CD for this time frame they really did sound like twins. kinda freaky.
two--what is up with KR, UK & Paradime talking suicide so much? Do these folks need anti-depressants and therapists? Being a pessimist at heart, I have a hard time listening to songs that involve suicidal thoughts, but I'm also drawn to melancholy music so I get kinda stuck and fixated on some of these songs. On UK's CD its Better Days... (KR has a number, including Abortion, In so Deep, Black Chick White Guy, and possibly a few others; Paradime also has a few: Better Days, The Reaper I think... I"ll have to look them up) I just found it an interesting thread connecting these three friends/partners that doesn't always crop up in music.
So, that was what I was thinking about this afternoon as I was listening to Double Wide on the subway coming home from work. As a somewhat unrelated, strange sidenote, on the subway there was a guy that looked like a classic, old school pimp... in a sorta mustard yellow baggy suit that was practically a zoot suit, a chain watch, a hat with feather, funny little pointed goatee. it was hillarious.