These Days – Glen Campbell

I first heard about Glen Cambell’s album Meet Glen Campbell when listening to Peter Togni’s Weekend on CBC Radio 2. Togni introduced the song in such a complimentary way that I paid particular attention, and bought a digital copy of the album later that day. I was so proud in a way of this effort, having seen the pictures of Campbell after his drunk driving charge and fall into disrepute. This album was such a relevation. It was gothic Nashville mated with modern sensibilities and one of my favorite albums of all time.

I choose his cover of Jackson Browne’s These Days for a couple of reasons. First, it’s just a goddamn whallop of a song, a strong punch straight to the heart. Second, it’s written by Jackson Browne, and I have a lot of time for Jackson Browne. Third, well, it’s kinda awesome, don’t ya think?

I’ll keep on moving
Things are bound to be improving these days
These days–
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten
Please don’t confront me with my failures
I’ve not forgotten them

Jackson Browne, These Days

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