Mean Mean Man

There was a hold-your-breath moment during an episode of “Justified” I watched last night. Raylan is drinking in the divey bar above which lives, and a band starts playing. Big hair, glitter on the guitar, voice that reminds you of Wanda Jackson, feisty and life wise. She sings about “Jack & Coke”. Raylan approves — her sound fits him. It’s a throwback to an earlier time.

Every story has its music, tied to the generation whose story it is. Someone young introduced me a few years ago to the music of “Questionable Content”, specifically Dora’s music. Opeth as the backdrop for the 20 something generation – complicated as hell, ambivalent.


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