07 May 2007
For 18 of the 28 years of her recording career, people who know me well keep sayin', "You gotta check out Lucinda Williams, she's just your style." Well, I been waiting those 18 long years for somebody to follow-up and burn me a copy of one of her records, preferably Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.
No dice -- talk is cheap.
But over the last few weeks I've heard "Are You Alright" and "Righteously", both studio cuts by Ms. Williams; then a few days ago I heard her do "Change the Locks" from Live at the Fillmore and I just lost it; I spent my cigarette money for the week on a used copy of this double CD at Amazon. I've been watchin' the mail box ever since.
(Sunday afternoon) Waiting, waiting, waiting .... smokin' a bummed cigarette on the porch in the rain. I guess Mr. Postman ain't comin' today; but I'm sittin' on the stoop feelin' alright, knowin' my new Lucinda gonna be quite outta sight. (More on the album when I've given it a spin or two.)