Friday, December 5th, 2003
A couple of years ago, we paid $9 for a Gram Parsons double CD: GP and Grievous Angel. We’ve listened to it on and off. This morning again. Incredible: A song for you, Hearts on fire, $1000 wedding. His bio. The “$1000 wedding” song is weird, mysterious and gorgeous. “And he swore the fiercest beasts could all be put to sleep the same silly way, and wear the flowers for the girl, she only knew she loved the world, and why ain’t there one lonely, only one sad note to play, supposed to be a funeral, it’s been a bad bad day.” How does Parsons’ singing make this word-wreck so soul-grabbing? Call me a sap, but I darn near cry every time I hear it.