Monday, 27 December 2010

Track of the Week: 2010 #52

Hank Williams – I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

In the New Year is going to be focusing almost exclusively on indiepop. In the meantime I wanted to offer up something completely different for your ears. Something reflective. Something that I would assume you might not otherwise think to listen to.

It's been a tough year for many of us. Even though I think we can all agree it's gone pretty quick. It's been a fantastic year for new releases but a terrible one for the many high profile names to have passed away.

I lost someone close to me this year and after his passing I inherited a handful of country CDs. The song below comes from one of these – a Hank Williams box set. From the title it's obvious that this isn't a song for super-happy-fun-times. Still, as this comes in the immediate aftermath of the gluttony of Christmas, during the time that we're all contemplating how much we've spent and feeling sadness for those that are no longer here I feel that something contemplative is in order to round the year out.

So until 2011 where it'll be a year of indiepoptastic goodness I'll leave you with this. One of the comments on this youtube video simply states:
“there is nothing like the crackle of a old record with Hank singing”

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