when you cut something out of your diet, your body craves a replacement. well, i wouldn’t really know from firsthand experience because i’m a glutton and i say yes to every passing desire. but that’s what i’ve heard. and i’ve begun to believe it because of my listening habits.
when i started my reggae hiatus early this year, i began to get heavy into country music. at first i mostly stuck to the tried and true artists – hank, dolly, patsy, townes – and fantasized about the past while drinking whiskey in my imaginary rocking chair. but i soon realized there’s a wealth of great new country (and folky country) acts. i’ll post a mix sometime soon, but i’m talking about sharon van etten, cat power, don cavalli, lissie, trampled by turtles… and, right now, it’s this feller here that’s recently been talking to me, cotton jones.