Open Letter To Ray LaMontagne.

Dear Sir,
I have praised you
once before, but that was before I really got acquainted with Trouble.

When it comes to music, I am a cranky old hag. Much too stuck in the sounds of 1980s new wave to notice when new music comes around that is actually worth listening to. For God's sake, I let Sirius radio get into my bank account once a month so that I can listen to 1980s new wave music WITHOUT INTERRUPTION 24 hours a day.

So it is with a feeling of extreme disloyalty that I must tell you that Trouble is one of the most beautiful collection of songs that I have ever heard in my life. It is truly breathtaking.

Because I can not talk about my love life on the internet, I can not tell you how Trouble is what I have been running to listen to after a particularly tender moment or sweet conversation. I "still don't know what love means" either, but we learn as we go I guess.

It is because I only have a tape player in my car that I think I am going to wear out "Forever My Friend." I've done that before, with "Time Clock Of The Heart" on Culture Club's VH-1 Storytellers, "Trumpets" on The Waterboys' This Is The Sea, and "The Sun And The Rainfall" from Depeche Mode's A Broken Frame.

And from this old hag, there is no higher compliment.

Waist High

"Ray of Light"