Originally in an email send to JungleLand – I found it insightful
I’ve been listening to the collected works of the Blue Sky Boys
Listening to recordings from the 1940s on noise cancelling is a strange experience – I’ve been struck by how they perceive their world as both focused and big. Very big. History exists as a wide, multi threaded thing, or so it seems from their music. A true tapestry of people and events with no direction or progression.
And bleak. Actually like a more primal Leonard Cohen