I don't know why, but this song has been in my head quite a bit recently.
I've kind of had this neo-Celtic longing going on, and this woman's voice, and the beat of the song just remind me of that. Hell, I haven't been happy with much of modern music for a while. It's like the same fucking bubble-gum crap producers that inflicted Britteny Spears and the Backstreet Boys on us have now taken over the entire music industry, including country. I know there's good music out there. But it never seems to hit the airwaves these days. Songs like this:
I know that Allison Krause is NOT the only voice out there. But all we get these days is the same no-talent crap that turned me off from "rock" music. I listened to Keith Urban play his show before the Super Bowl, and I was disappointed. It seems he relies on his studio to make him sound good. And that bugs me. When I went to my last concert many moons ago, Brooks and Dunn sounded just as good live as they did off their album. That's how it should be! If you have to rely on a soundboard and a computer to make yourself sound good, then I don't want to buy your music.
Blah. I'm turning into my father. But is it too much to ask for the artists being dumped out of the studios for our display to have the talent we're told they have?