Wakin On A Pretty Day - Kurt Vile

from the album Wakin On A Pretty Daze (2013)

So, I'm driving thru somewhere deep in Appalacia, and wake up in a 1950's roadside motel.  I step out into a gloomy, spring morning, walk my dog down a wet gravel road, listen to the birds chatter, check out the dark clouds rolling across the sky, return to the room, have a smoke, skip the shower, brush my teeth, load up the car, and hit the road.  Three and a half hours to go.

I pop in the latest Kurt Vile CD.  Track One is Wakin On A Pretty Day.  I dig that this tune is over 9 minutes long and that it takes its time laying itself out there.  The Neil Young-inspired guitars over the rolling downtempo beat are perfect for this bending road.  I pass thick forests, dew soaked meadows, and briskly moving streams. The mist from an eighteen-wheeler covers the windshield.

I feel a little strung out on this road trip.  It's not a Sunday Morning Comin' Down kind of strung, more that wired and fuzzy, ramblin' along the byway strung.  Rolling along the back roads inspires me. Kurt Vile lays down the perfect vibe for this ride.

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