The passing of George Jones got me thinking and reminiscing, which can be a dangerous proposition at times. ¬†The Possum‚Äôs music has been described by many pundits as timeless…this pundit included. ¬†But, what makes something…anything timeless?¬† That’s one of those questions that begs to be answered with the trite reply of “I’m not sure…but I know when I see/hear it.”
That’s never more true than when speaking about music.¬† Too often I’m confronted with music that is subpar and most definitely not timeless.¬† Timeless meaning something that either sounds as good today as when you first heard it five, ten, fifteen, even twenty plus years ago.¬† Or something that upon the notes being immediately released sweetly into your ears you realize that it is something that you’ll still be listening to in twenty years.¬† Related to that, it also means songs that are covered in dust but could be blown off and returned to the top of the charts if they were re-released today.
For example, if Guns ‘N Roses released Appetite for Destruction today and put out “Sweet Child O’ Mine” as the first single, it would race up the charts and blow everything from Jason Aldean to Justin Beiber and every other auto-tune T-Pain influenced piece of trash that is on pop and country radio off the charts.¬† It’s classic.¬† It’s timeless.
How does this fit in with Texas Music?¬† Well, what I think attracted many of us to this style of music in the first place is … Keep Reading