Sitting on the porch singing Townes Van Zandt
We play guitars to burn off the hours
Til we climb the fences at the edge of town and paint
Our names on the waters towers
This weeks lyrics namechecking the legend that is Townes Van Zandt come from a song called Me & Jiggs on the 2003 album Golden Age of Radio by a young Josh Ritter. A lovely homage to small town America.
As an added bonus listening to the album threw up another name which will feature in due course.
You should all be familiar with Townes and if not should make it your business to do so. I could write some stuff about him here but rather I will refer you to this excellent recent post from Jez of A History of Dubious Taste fame.
He does the work so we don't have to. The comments include a link to a time I met Townes in the County Hotel, Perth.
Somebody else will be namechecked nest Saturday.
Josh Ritter - Me & Jiggs
Townes Van Zandt - Delta Momma Blues