Jason Isbell’s Something More than Free

Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning. This is the wikipedia definition of poetry. I would argue that all poets are song writers. But not all songwriters are poets. Jason Isbell is a poet. I’ll admit I was worried about his new album. How do you follow up a work like Southeastern with its tight writing and subject matter? A work that opened up his life…

Jason Turner Band’s Apology on Repeat Great Music/Great Writing

Anyone who reads my blog or stories knows how much I love the well-written song. Most of my stories center around a song or have characters who have favorite songs or are touched by a certain song in some way. It’s always exciting to discover new bands and song writers who you feel are also poets and kindred spirits. Such is the case with the Jason Turner Band. The band itself, isn’t new, as they’ve been working at this a long time, but Apology on Repeat was just released last…