May 2012 bring you much joy, fresh challenges, exposure to new music, renewed commitments, and plenty of cold beer.
Charlie Robison - New Year's Day
I can't let January 1 pass without mentioning the anniversary of the death of Townes Van Zandt. I've said it before and will again. His artistry and tragedy are inseparable. Townes' lyrics were profound, wonderful, challenging, deep, compelling, depressing, enlightening, and coveted. His life was complex, troubled, lived large, sacrificed, misunderstood, carefree, arguably selfish, and most of all tragically yet predictably shortened.