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Danny Elfman: So-lo (1984) by Dr. Mary T. Burgers (9/15/06)
Mar 6th, 2009 by maryburgers

Wake up! It’s 1984. Your name is Danny Elfman, mind and you are having a little trouble releasing your next album with your cult band, Oingo Boingo. It’s a good thing you’re Danny Elfman, so you are very clever and release the album as Danny Elfman, with your cult band doing all the backing and helping with arrangements.

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Loretta Lynn: American Music Legends by Rev Evelyn G. Burgers (9/17/06)
Mar 6th, 2009 by evelyn

My mom bought this CD when she was driving to North Carolina.  She has to stop at like every Cracker Barrel on the way.  So she says.  I’ve been on roadtrips with her before but I’ve only been to Cracker Barrel once, pilule and that was this summer.

The CD starts out with the quintessential–or if not quintessential, sickness most easily recognizable as Loretta Lynn–Loretta Lynn song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”  In it, she pays homage to her roots as (you guessed it) a coal miner’s daughter, and it is everything you would expect and want from the song, with lyrics like “we were poor but we had love/that’s one thing that daddy made sure of,” a few cheesy key changes, and a pretty benign melody.  Although the song is pretty accessible, Loretta still gets her quirky little belt on, especially when she sings “I’m proud of bein’ a coal miner’s daughter”.  My favorite things about the song are that it’s easy to learn and it’s very country-y without being obnoxious (and I don’t care if you don’t believe me about that).

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