As I was blessed to visit South West MN State a few weeks ago, the opportunity arose to kick with a cohort in true school hip hop, The Rube aka Saul Goode aka Dave Kelsey-Basset. He and his homies Oak Groove and Paul Dunyon host a really fun and cool podcast by the name of The Boom Bap Club. It's funny and informative, thoughtful and chalk full of bangin' tunes.
We got together and talked into the wee hours, exploring everything from new, old and upcoming projects to my influences as an artist, to periods of of my life and growth as an artist to artistic approach and process. We even got into comparing how the 'Impeach the President' break beat was used in a Wu Tang song, a Digable Planets joint and a super old Paul C cut (among so many others)!
It was a great time and the product is a two hour extravaganza interview complete with new tunes, leaks and songs that have inspired me throughout the years.
It's fresh, download/listen to this:
The Boom Bap Club featuring SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE
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Posted by see more perspective at 8:01 PM | Labels: a capella, boombox emporium, Crazy Heart, Robert Duvall
I first fell in love with this tune during an excellent film about country music starring Jeff Bridges. This movie spoke beautifully on love, music and facing one's personal demons. Robert Duvall is in it as well, and there's a scene where he sings this song. I fell in love...I thought maybe it was just an old folks song in the public domain and that I'd never know who really wrote it...Like it was just a melody floating through the collective subconscious.
I was totally and completely wrong. It's written and performed by Billy Joe Shaver. I don't know much about him, but it's exceptional, simple and heart rending writing.
In my opinion, the version on the film is by far the best, with ol' Bobby Duvall (I've never heard him referred to that way and will probably never do so again) just rolling through it like a salt truck on a honey road. I know that probably doesn't make much sense, but it might if you go find his version on the Crazy Heart Soundtrack.
So anyway, I've been wanting to sing this for a while; I figured at some live show where the mood might be just right...It hit me yesterday that I should just record it and post it on the Boom Box Emporium. So here's my version, based off of Robert Duvall's.