When I get to heaven–and I’m aware it’ll take a little time–one of the first answers I’ll want is to the following question: what IS the perfect country song? I’ve about 20 candidates, things like “So Sad (to watch good love go bad)” and “Last Thing I Needed (first thing this morning)” but the odds-on for the crown is John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery.”
It’s kind of a perfect song–female point of view, hopeless, accurate, foreboding and melancholy–but maybe there’s one out there I’ve missed along the way. The best country songs stop you in your tracks and tells you more about yourself than any friend you’ve known.
I’m betting John Prine. Maybe Lake Marie, but I’ll go with Bonnie Raitt’s verstion of Angel from Montgomery. Perfect.
I don’t know that anyone has improved on AP and Maybelle’s original recordings, but that’s pretty damn close.
Nashville is like the opposite Edmonton in NHL terms. Wasted free agent money is a rare item in Music City USA. Nashville plays Edmonton tonight. The Oilers have won 19 times in 49 contests against the Preds. This might be the final time we see Shea Weber in a Nashville uniform (I expect Detroit will grab him), wish he was here.
The kid line is a fun trio and man it’s good to see Ryan Smyth bleeding copper and blue one more time. Is Whitney healthy? What about the Ural mountain kid? Does he start? The latest on the 83 injury has him out a couple of weeks, and Gagner should be back before him. Whitney is close, Eager is also day-to-day.