How was the run?
Fog by Carl Sandburg
The fog comes on little cat feet.
It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
How was the album?
There are, at minimum, three different references to murdering a man on this album.
Released a full year before Goodbye Earl, this album might be a bellwether of the country-music trope where women threaten (or action upon) murdering their husbands. But maybe that's just a murder ballad, right? A story of liberation from an abuser or a cheater; a story as old as time itself.
But I feel like this album reflects the culture of cruelty in the ‘00s that gives me the ick from here in 2023. MTV, Howard Stern, sextapes, and this trio of mormon sisters threatening murder in between love songs.
It's not a bad album; it’s got strong songwriting (they co-wrote every song they ever released); the harmonies are lush; there’s maybe a lull in the second-half of the album, but nothing so lame I’d knock more than a point off; and a ton of really good songs about things other than murder.
It’s just off-putting to mash-up bubblegum country-pop with an occasional reference to drowning your ex-lover in a river. It’s not a failing on SHeDAISY’s part; we all messed up here.
Where can I listen to the album?
But not on Bandcamp, but you can find Britney Spears as stereotype-nuevo on instagram; body shaming, media harassment, relentless cruelty, all leading to her dancing with knives just in time for halloween, somewhere behind a gate in Calabasas.