The following post may cause embarrassment to some people.
On April 1, 2006 I became a Dwight Yoakam fan. For the whole month of April I listened to no other music. So when I heard that he had a new album coming out Oct. 23rd, I had to get it. It is his first new album since I’ve been a fan. But cash is tight around the Sullivan household, and I would feel guilty dropping $15 just like that.
Then I remembered the box of chocolate bars that a friend had given us. It was a big box that people bring to work for fundraisers. Please support Johnny’s soccer team etc… Yes I did.
I took the box of candy-bars to work and put up a sign that said in big letters “Free Candy Bars.” In small letters it said, “any donations will go toward the purchase of the new Dwight Yoakam album.” In one day I had ten bucks which gets you the whole album on iTunes.
When I pressed play on my iPod this morning for the first listen, I expected a let down. What kind of person would sell candy-bars to his co-workers to buy an album. How lame? I knew I would be disappointed. Not. Three listens later, and I’m loving it more and more. I know all the words to all the songs already because it’s Buck Owens. What’s the matter with that?
How could I doubt that the great Dwight Yoakam would not deliver the goods on a tribute to his idol?
Back to the iPod.