The next few weeks I’ll be away in… TEXAS! Yuppers. Here are a few songs to keep you busy until I get back.

OK, I’m not leaving until tomorrow, but I want to start this early. This is a great example of a modern day folk ballad (despite it being a pretty rocking tune), and I hope it becomes a standard someday. It came out about a year and a half after the big Waco debacle and, at the very least, gives a fair (if not sympathetic) treatment of the Branch Davidians. A pretty brave stance to take in Janet Reno’s America (and the PC alt rock scene of the day). I always get a chill at the line “the choppers are descending like Ma Reno said they would.”