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Since 1996, this spot on #MusicRow has been known as Starstruck Entertainment; the house that Reba McEntire built; the officers where the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and others; a studio where Kelly, Blake, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and more have recorded. In other words, it’s been here so long it has a history of its own.
That history is so strong, in fact, that most of the people who pass by Starstruck on a daily basis don’t realize that Kris Kristofferson once lived on this same plot of land, in an apartment in a condemned building he once described as having dirt floors on the second story. Some of Kristofferson’s early classics — “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” for instance — were written here or in close proximity: Kristofferson swept floors at the Columbia Records’ studio a block away, and he briefly tended bar at what was then the Tally Ho Tavern just around the corner.
My beloved, not much fret left, twelve string.
I think I bought it in the summer of 91, but it could’ve been 92? 🤔
My previous second hand twelve string, had snapped at the neck.
I set off to buy a new acoustic six string guitar (I did love that full 12 string sound, but they were more expensive. Strings were also less durable back then and I spent a lot of time playing an eleven string guitar). I didn’t have much budget (was washing dishes during the school holidays, for a restaurant and a cafe). The guitar salesman recognised my plight and asked me to wait a bit. He then pulled out the most ornate of Yamaha 12 strings announcing it to be 60% off, which miraculously bought it within my budget.
You’ll hear this old gal on the “Coming Home” track, I only used her for one track as the Gibson is so versatile and the twelve can be a bugger to record layers with.
Rosanne Cash - She Remembers Everything, 2018
Ok folks, I‘ll just be honest with you. After ‘The River & the Thread‘, I thought there could never be a better record in the universe (and I think some other people feared the same). That is just one reason why I‘m infinitely glad that Rosanne Cash is who she is - an artist who always defies the expectations. This new album is not an imitation of any previous records, it stands completely on its own. Still, some of the songs sound like they could also have been featured on albums like ‘10 Song Demo‘, ‘Interiors‘, and ‘Black Cadillac‘, which speaks for Mrs. L‘s timelessness in songwriting.
I couldn‘t wait to listen to the album in its entirety, on physical media, while reading the lyrics. As odd as it sounds, but it felt like getting to know future friends. Some songs hit home immediately, others might need a couple more spins or steps in my path of life for me to find my personal relation to them.
So far, my favorites are ‘Particle And Wave‘, ‘Crossing To Jerusalem‘, ‘8 Gods Of Harlem‘, ‘The Undiscovered Country‘ - and if I may add one from the Deluxe Version CD - ‘Every Day Feels Like A New Goodbye‘. You might want to get yourself a copy or two of this album if you‘re into deep, inspirational, honest, soul-soothing music. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Rumor has it, there‘s also a limited red colored vinyl edition sold at @barnesandnoble, in addition to this gorgeous pink pressing)
Congrats to @mrslev, producers John Leventhal and Tucker Martine, and everyone involved in the creation of Rosanne Cash’s newest masterpiece!