Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Autumn's Done Come

You probably know the story of Lee Hazlewood. Lee isn't going to be with us for much longer. He has just released what is going to be his final album, "Cake or Death". It would be churlish to be critical of anybody in such circumstances, but in all honesty there is quite a bit of this record that, it seems to me, perhaps should not have seen the light of day.

However, by the time you get to the end of the last two songs on the disc, there will not be a dry eye in the house. Lee Hazlewood understands that music can do this. Misgivings about this record do not in any way undermine the legacy that he will leave to us. Thank you, cowboy.