Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It's Murder Ballad Time With Dudley Saunders

Check out Dudley Saunders exploring his inner Nick Cave, here is a message from the artist:

Here's the third lyric video from IN THESE BOXES.  ROSEWOOD CASKET is a murder ballad, and so much more of a full narrative than the other songs.  

"People disappear because their lives can't become stories. We tell the stories of heroes, but most people aren’t heroes. Their stories get stopped before they can happen. And that means only the unfinished stories tell us who we really are.

My father’s people are from Flemingsburg, farm country just outside of Appalachia. Appalachia was mostly settled by people from the border country between Scotland and England. When England and Scotland warred, they mostly just attacked the Border people. And this turned them strange – distrustful, paranoid, angry. And they took that anger with them when they settled Appalachia.  

But on the other side of anger is guilt. You must have done something to make God hate you so much.

In 1888 – the year my grandmother was born – Johnny meant to leave Appalachia, to start his life, and then didn’t. The reason was in this hunting knife."

Check out the video below:

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