Walking on a Wire

What can you say about a song that’s been breaking your heart for fifteen years?  Eventually, you’ve gotta cover it, right?  Such is the case for me with Richard and Linda Thompson’s “Walking on a Wire,” from their 1982 masterpiece, Shoot Out the Lights.  My introduction to Richard Thompson, like that of a few other … Continue reading


“Betcha” is another attempt to wrap my gawky arms around that slippery ideal, American roots rock-n-roll.  Running down a dream, if you will.  Here are some possible influences: Tom Petty (very likely), Lucinda Williams, Dylan (at least as far as my weird vowel pronunciations are concerned), Sheryl Crow (for straight-aheaditude), and Richard and Linda Thompson’s … Continue reading