Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Artist: Fred Eaglesmith, Album: Lipstick, Lies And Gasoline, Song: Time To Get A Gun

"My neighbor’s car got stole last night, right out of his driveway.  We heard the dog ‘a barking, we never paid them any mind.  And Mary says she’s gonna lock the door from now on when we go away.  I’ve been walking around this farm wondering if it’s time.  Time to get a gun, that’s what I been thinkin’.  I could afford one if I did just a little less drinkin’.  Time to put something between me and the sun.  When the talking is over it’s time to get a gun."  Fred Eaglesmith was born and raised in Southern Ontario but listening to this track you'd think he was straight out of the Dirty South.  It's a ruthless, all or nothing, down and out song that could sit beside any Drive By Truckers' or Lucero song.  It's an absolute beauty.  This guy is a Canadian treasure that doesn't get enough recognition for what he does.  Although that may be changing, as country music artist, Miranda Lambert, covered the song.  Fred was also a guest on Letterman in June of this year.  Fred seems to tour constantly and it looks as though he is making his way east across the prairies to Nova Scotia by the end of September.  I think there may be a US date in Massachusetts as well.  You could join the legion of "Fredheads" as his fans are often referred to as.  Check out his website for details (www.fredeaglesmith.com).  The cd, Lipstick, Lies and Gasoline is available for download on Itunes and Amazon.  You can watch a live version of the song on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xhbIu6XICE).  Thanks for reading and enjoy!