Friday, June 01, 2007

The Rubber Room

We are very proud of and excited for "Blog" Buddies Jon Langford and Kelly Hogan, both of whom - as we learned from a recent email - will soon get to perform onstage with Charley Pride (who we love here in the Pendarvis Building!) and Porter Wagoner (Hogan in her capacity as a member of Neko Case's band). It's all part of the upcoming Marty Stuart Late Night Jam at the world famous Ryman Auditorium! This brings to mind the fact that we've been meaning to recommend a CD - a Porter Wagoner compilation titled THE RUBBER ROOM. This is the sort of thing we usually keep close to our chests, recommending to only a few special friends... but that was ruined when they advertised my "fave" novel THE THIRD POLICEMAN by Flann O'Brien on the TV show LOST. Now I am given to understand that "information wants to be free," so I am going to go ahead and tell the world about Porter Wagoner's RUBBER ROOM. In fact, by an odd coincidence, I was thinking about emailing Hogan and asking her to consider covering the title track, yes, the titular "Rubber Room," but I was too tired. I believe this is the first time we have recommended a country album here at the "blog" since RUBY by Buck Owens. So take us seriously! Get "into" the Rubber Room today!