A Gift from the Grievous Angel

by Bill Kauffman on December 3, 2010 · 4 comments <span>Print this article</span> Print this article

in Region & Place,Short,Writers & Poets

Thinking about a friend today while listening to Gram Parsons. Parsons, Southern hippie aristocrat Byrd progenitor of “Cosmic American Music” who spent too much tyme eight miles high, expressed his Christian faith in a number of tunes, none lovelier than “A Song for You.” Here ’tis, with great photos of pre-desecration Florida.

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avatar Jason Peters December 4, 2010 at 4:19 am

Ah, wide berths and diners. If only there weren’t no cars nor telefone wyres! By God a good FPR addition!

avatar Rob G December 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Great tune, Mr. Kauffman. I haven’t heard Parsons in years — that’s a good reminder of his gifts.

Here’s one back at you: the innocence mission, lovely Catholic couple from Hershey, Pa. Started off as an ‘alternative’ pop/rock band in the late 80s, but now doing very nice folky stuff…

“Rain or shine, this street of mine is golden…” Gotta love it. No pics of lovely eastern Pa. here but a great song nevertheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvfIGlML5-4

avatar Bill Kauffman December 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Thanks, Rob G. I hadn’t heard the innocence mission before. That’s a lovely, dreamy pop song–sounds like Nick Drake with a reason to live.

avatar Rob G December 5, 2010 at 4:01 am

Ain’t it the truth. Check out some of their other stuff — ‘Lakes of Canada’ is a killer.

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