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Sunday, January 28, 2007

New Music Downloads

A couple good songs came out recently that I downloaded today.

John Mellencamp's politically charged title CD Freedom Road finds the heartland rocker taking a harsh yet hopeful look at the state of America. "Ghost Towns Along the Highway" sadly surveys rural decay in this haunting song.

With all the buzz about Dreamgirls, the timing would seem perfect for the supreme Supreme to remind everybody who was the Boss. Diana Ross brings some of that old girl-group bounce to "More Today than Yesterday" in her recently released CD I Love You.

Austin City Limits aired the Dixie Chicks on January 20, which I finally watched last night. I have always been a "Chicks" fan and this show reminded me why.

After a couple of years spent enjoying their family lives and weathering controversy, Texas’ mighty Dixie Chicks return to the Austin City Limits stage with old favorites and new classics from their defiant, triumphant new album Taking the Long Way.

If you have the opportunity, I would highly recommend you see "Shut Up and Sing". The documentary shows the band from their peak of popularity as the national-anthem-singing darlings of country music and top-selling female recording artists of all time, through the now infamous anti-Bush comment, and on through the days, months and years of mayhem. It was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

Dixie Chicks Song List from Austin City Limits:
Lubbock or Leave It
Truth #2
Longtime Gone
Silent House
The Neighbor
Not Ready to Make Nice
Easy Silence
The Long Way Around
White Trash Wedding
Traveling Soldier

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