Saturday, August 15, 2009

May You Rest In Peace

In keeping with the bones-in-a-hole theme, here is a song a wife sings to her still living but effectively dead husband: "For here lies a man who wanted nothing but to watch TV."

A piney plea from the middle of a miserable marriage, the song relates a woman's attempts to use special effects, such as lingerie or wine, to rekindle lost flames of passion.

The thing is, Liz sounds a little ... burly here. If not burly, then thick of neck, wiry and tough. Alright, she sounds kind of like a dude.

The 25 cent price tag is damn near welded on to the label, I couldn't get it off. Under that it says "api" - the full name of the record label is api ATTEIRAM. You'll notice that "atteiram" is the word Marietta, backwards. And that's pretty much what this record is, a backwards masked married-with-children Marietta chick shoveling woo.

The Atteiram label is known mostly for Bluegrass releases. The label was later sold to that voracious and prolific Nashville reissue record monster, Gusto / Starday.

Enough talk.

Liz, tell em what you did:

Liz Howard


  1. Did the precede or follow Randy Travis' "Digging Up Bones"?

  2. This song is fantastic. It's begging to be covered.

  3. I'm learnin about myself here on yer blog. I don't know what it is, but I'm learnin somethin. Learnin bout how I find "Hole that Holds the Bones" touching, almost beautiful (except for the racial paternalism), while this disc seems bland and soulless to me. What does it mean? WHAT DOES IT MEAN HANDY?

  4. Reminded me of this, from the golden age of music videos -