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Sunday, July 16, 2006

drive-by truckers

DBT is one of my favorites. Thought I'd share this link with y'all. From this link you can read about them, see pics of them, and listen to a live concert (recorded yesterday at the 9:30 club in DC - and broadcast on NPR). I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but having seen them in concert about 21 months ago, I'm sure it was a good show.

The band's songs tell tales of drunks, widespread poverty, loveable losers and stubborn good ol' boys set against a backdrop of trailer parks and southern despair. They speak of "the duality of the Southern thing," pride and regret: the pride of belonging to a special place with a separate history, speaking in a distinct accent, and a feeling of discomfort, too, about some of that history and attitude.

If you haven't purchased A Blessing and Curse, you should. I especially enjoy the song, A World of Hurt.

So if what you have is working for you, or you think that it can stand a reasonable chance, and whatever's broken seems fixable and nothing's beyond repair
If you still think about each other and smile before you remember how screwed up it's gotten or maybe dream of a time less rotten
Remember, it ain't too late to take a deep breath and throw yourself into it with everything you got

It's great to be alive



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