You know when I switch on my truck radio, which is tuned into KSUT (NPR) it feels to me like Russian roulette -
See, I can’t help it, they play contemporary “cool” music, most the music being pumped out these days does nothing for me,
and much of it make me run - well slam the radio shut - thus the radio roulette - at its best it’s boring derivative schlock, too often I’m stuck listening to down right garbage (in my ears),
the squeaky smarmy voices that get air-time these days, lordie, lordie, click, I rather listen to gears shifting.
Thus it’s wonderful to have a new song come in over the airwaves that’s like a breath of fresh air.
Thus it was with this little ditty that had me bouncing in my seat and in awe of their storytelling, … worksmithing.
Not that it’s Pulitzer Prize stuff, but considering how many lyricists these days think all they need is to come up with is a sentence or two,
then repeat them dozen words ad nausea and call it good,
it’s wonderful to hear snappy lyrics and a kick you in the ass story, delivered by sweet solid voices and good make your backbone move music.
I loved it, and hope at least some of you will find it as charming.
I believe another reason why it so resonated with me was that it seemed a perfect metaphorical description of our
silly self-absorbed thoughtless American Sheople who have collectively handed our government over to people who want to destroy it.
In an odd way it was a cosmic giggle in that it arrived on the air waves just when my nosediving spirit really appreciated some sort of affirming lifeline
no matter how tenuous. A good laugh, a lil spontaneous dance and fun tracking the lyrics. A reminder that good homespun music was still being made.
Felt nice and I think the song (and band) is worth sharing.
"Diamonds And Gold" by The Cannondolls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_0rQEv3iBo Published on Sep 28, 2016 An original song! Live from Civic Center Park in beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado for the Civic Center Eats event Featuring: Caitlin Cannon - Guitar & Lead Vocals Kate Willyard - Cajon & Vocals Alissa Wolf - Violin