What is known in most circles as "The John Cougar State," Indiana was also the home of James Dean, a man too good looking to be allowed to live. By that estimation, I will live to be a hundred and four. It'll be just me and some old, chain-smoking French woman loading up on red wine and arguing Sartre. Provided I still have the eyesight. I intend to write numerous "Letters to the Editor" to my local paper and find something to complain about every single day. (Much like this blog!) It keeps you young. Or at least stops other people from ignoring you.
"Indiana Wants Me"--R. Dean Taylor: R. Dean Taylor never became the household name this song suggested he become. Of course he sounds like a cross between a game show host, a rich Texas oilman and a breakfast sausage. Another one of his tunes about having a ghost in his house was later covered by the Fall. Though this song is about being caught in a bad position, it sounds so damn happy. Does he know he'll be pardoned in the end?Read More »from Five Songs About Indiana