“Wild Horses” Flying Burrito Brothers (Rolling Stones)

Posted on December 02, 2009

And we’re back! Sorry for the lapse in posts. We moved into a new home and unpacking boxes isn’t the only thing I’ve been putting off. Now back to the show…

Maybe it is the cold, dreary weather over the last two days. But for whatever reason, I’ve been digging on Gram Parsons, Flying Burrito Brothers and other such “Cosmic American” music as Gram called it. Now we seem to have decided on Alt Country or Americana. Whatever it is, I like it.

Gram is responsible for evangelizing country music to his rock and folk music friends when country wasn’t cool. What they created is incredible. Probably the most important early rock convert was Keith Richards. The Stones responded with this tune. I think Gram’s melancholy voice brings something that I’ve never heard from Mick Jagger.

“Wild Horses” The Sundays (Rolling Stones)

Posted on September 17, 2009

From what I understand, Susan Boyle who was runner-up in the British karoake finals is or has released a similar version of this Rolling Stones song as a single. But for my money, give me The Sundays. Perfect for a rainy overcast day while I pour my broken heart into my journal at Starbucks.