It has been a awhile since I've selected an album of the moment. I've neglected my duties, but not because I haven't been listening to the stereo. Rather, it's been on non-stop during this time, but nothing has really "hung around". Right now I am on a plane headed from Austin back home after a nice weekend with family and new friends. As I sit here there are a lot of mixed emotions. I am headed home to an empty house. I am trying not to build up anticipation to another series of dates on the calendar. I am pushing myself to be ok. What better way to do that than to put on a familiar record and peg the volume?
Travis' The Man Who is the right mix of quiet and powerful. It is setting the right mood both to get home and to make it through this Long December. A good record is like your favorite pair of shoes, now falling apart, or that warm hoodie that you accidentally left at home. It's there when you need it, you have to be careful not to wear it out, and it will make you feel less alone when you put it on. I may be heading home to a desert, but that doesn't mean it has to be deserted.