Musical palate cleanser, beautiful pain edition

This song has hit me more than anything else I’ve heard released this year.  From Colvin & Earle, it’s “You’re Still Gone”.  It’s stunning.

There’s also a pretty neat interview with them both about the song you can watch.

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17 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, beautiful pain edition

  1. Chadwick

    To each his own. Earle’s not much of a singer at this stage of his life. I do, however, enjoy these musical interludes from the madness that is now CFB.

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    • I thought that’s what politics were for. 😉

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    • WarD Eagle

      Not to be pedantic, but I’m having a hard time imagining Steve Earle was ever a good singer. Like many good songwriters, his talent is telling a story and the interest is generated by a less-than-perfect voice

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      • He’s always been about communicating the emotion of a song rather than tonal beauty.

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      • AthensHomerDawg

        Just my 2 cents.
        “A recent study found that most amateur singers can carry a tune just as accurately as trained professionals, suggesting that singing may be as universal a human trait as talking. But good pitch doesn’t always mean good music — Bob Dylan, for example, seems to have gotten along just fine without perfect pitch.”

        Yeah I know Bob didn’t win yesterday with his voice. 😉

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        • WarD Eagle

          I completely agree, but most of us, even with years of training, will never sound like (insert soloist here)

          Case in point. I have 2 friends trained in opera (masters in voice). One sings at the Met, one drives tour buses and works in Nashville studios. Both can carry a tune and both can sing beautifully, one will never be a professional singer.

          Conversely, Randy Newman, John Hiatt, Elvis,Costello, et al are very entertaining, even memorable, but terrible singers.

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  2. Not my cup of tea but thanks for showing me someone new.

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  3. wilcodawg

    In this season of electoral unity, I would vote that this is lovely. Forth Worth Blues cemented SE as somebody that can make this old cynic reflect… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4WOys7sWvU

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  4. Mike Cooley

    I’ve been a Steve Earle fan since the first time I ever heard Guitartown when I was in high school. He was my entry into a type of music I didn’t know existed at that time. I think the term .altcountry is about obsolete but man I love that stuff along with regular country when it is done right. Earle’s voice may not be perfect but I like it. That said, he’s as crazy as a run over dog.

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  5. Athens Dog

    I missed this one. Wonderful. Thanks.

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  6. Coach Bobby Finstock

    I’ll always love him for his part in getting Bubbles back on the right track.

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  7. AthensHomerDawg

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  8. RugbyDawg79

    Thanks Senator – I get it , powerful and emotional — probably hits home more with those of us with a bunch of birthdays- miss you E

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  9. JG Shellnutt

    Well, I’m sitting at my desk crying now.

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