Made another impulse purchase tonight: the new CD's by two of my favorite artists slash bands, Maria McKee and the Jayhawks.
Maria's is her first since the brilliant and nervy Life is Sweet, one of the best albums of the 90's in my humble opinion, seven years ago. The 'Hawks' new one is the follow-up to 2000's Smile, an agreeable but too-slick effort which was nowhere near as ballsy or as memorable as their 1997 masterpiece Sound of Lies. Anyhoo, I haven't had a chance to listen to them yet but I am hopeful of commenting on them soon, and I sincerely hope that Maria McKee tours on this CD and plays Louisville or Nashville.
And yes, I Photoshopped the picture, in case you were wondering.