09
Aug
11

kris kristofferson – please don’t tell me how the story ends – the publishing demos 1968-72

I just have to say that for being a major traffic artery, the 101 freeway between Los Angeles is an absolute mess.

You’d think that maybe at some point they would have gotten around to fixing it so that it is four lanes the whole way, but no.  Instead, the damn thing fluctuates between four lanes and two lanes the whole way up. Throw in a bunch of horrible drivers and you got stop and go traffic all day long.

So, if any of my readers happens to work for Cal Trans, I beg you.  Waste some state money on this disaster.  Please!

Now, moving on to things that aren’t disasters…I give you the long awaited Kris Kristofferson collection “Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends,” from the amazing Light In The Attic label.  Filled with songs written mostly when Kristofferson was a janitor at Columbia Records.  It’s easy these days to see how his acting career may have overshadowed his songwriting over the years, especially with the young kids who don’t know that people like Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash covered Kristofferson’s songs on the reg.

But many of his American classics are collected here in versions that haven’t been heard before…recorded simply, on simple equipment for a demo tape of a talent the world didn’t know about yet.  The CD is elegantly packaged and has extensive liner notes for all you info junkies out there.  If you didn’t own any of his work before, this is the time to change that.

Cheap on AMAZON!

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