Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring Has Sprung:
Soft Coversongs of Hope and Renewal



Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, and someone forgot to tell the sky.

In the morning, says the weatherman, the world will turn to slush. And if we are truly blessed, all our sins will be washed away.

Outside the snow sulks in great mounds where the plows have pushed it aside. Hard ice falls on three-inch shoots and tufts of new grass. We stay up late, and sit by the window together, and wait for the rains that do not come.

Send rain, O Lord. For it has been a hard Winter, and we are ready for Spring.


Happy Spring, everyone. May the darkness turn, and the world turn green and alive for each of us.

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Man, I love that Emmylou track - thanks for that one. What a great musical testament to spring.

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I actually had to pick from among a few different versions of Green Pastures -- including Emmylou live with and without Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and a great one by Cry Cry Cry with Buddy and Julie Miller recorded live at Mountain Stage. Tough choice, but when in doubt, I go for the production value over the live cut.

All the aforementioned alternates are well-recorded, though -- if anyone has a serious hankering for them, let me know, and I'll make sure they pop up in an upcoming post.

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