Saturday, June 4th, 2011
A Song About Time.
Here are the staff picks:
Tara Seetharam: “For the Good Times” – Jamey Johnson
About a man spending one last night with his lover, frozen in the “good times” instead of thinking about the pain that will inevitably ensue. There are plenty of versions of this song that I enjoy, but Johnson’s hits on the exact swirl of genres that just gets to me.
Kevin Coyne: “Pushing Up Daisies” – Garth Brooks
My favorite metaphor about time and the importance of making it count is captured in the chorus of this song.
Leeann Ward: “Wayside (Back in Time)” – Chris Thile
When I looked through my iTunes to find a song about time, as you might imagine, many of them were reflective and conveyed some sort of sentimentality. But I love this breakneck version of Gillian Welch and David Rawling’s “Wayside (Back in Time)” the best.
Dan Milliken: “Time Changes Everything” – Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
The sweet, simple truth: If you think you’ll never get over being discarded, wait.