Thursday, May 18, 2006

Donkey Begets Honkey


Let me get this straight: Two long-haired crusties win The Amazing Race, the grand prize for the American Inventor goes to a Polish immigrant, a honkey who hopes to turn Negroid someday is the favored American Idol, and to top it all off, Legacy Recordings corrals a 2-disc multi-label restrospective of roots rebel T-Bone Burnett...? Did I fall asleep for two years and the Democrats wrestled their way into power again? Putting the Donkeys back in the White House would make me smile, but I'm much more gleeful about Twenty-Twenty: The Essential T-Bone Burnett which not only highlights some criminally out-of-print recordings (Trap Door, Shut It Tight) but also points out some of his best songs as well (Power Of Love, Driving Wheel ). But who the hell gave this tall Texan Jesus Freak permission to remix certain tracks off Proof Through The Night? Is he trying to tell us the original versions of Fatally Beautiful and Hefner And Disney are somehow inferior? Unless America has altogether given up on checks and balances, I want an investigation launched.

3 comments:

Koen said...

Excellent selection of TBB songs, thanx!

jon manyjars said...

I get T-Bone Burnett confused with Webb Wilder (who also has a new anthology out). Are they brothers? Or just smarty pants nerd rockers who happened along at the same time?

Disco:Very said...

Jon, I don't know who this Webb Wilder is of whom you speak...turn me on to him, brother! As for Burnett, I'm not sure if he could be termed smarty pants. Smug and preachy, perhaps...Seeing how I don't have a personal relationship with Mr. Jesus H. Christ (he won't return my calls), I listen to Burnett more for the music than I do the sermonizing.