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Song of the Day 10/17/08

Counting ‘em down from #666 all the way to the best one ever. The full list, growing at the rate of one a day, is at the top of the page. Today’s song is #648:

Debra DeSalvo – Welcome to the Boneyard

The great guitarslinger sings this wrenchingly beautiful ballad from the point of view of a ghost whose body lies in the smoking hole at Ground Zero after 9/11:

 

Welcome to the boneyard

Welcome to the place where they look for me

You can try to find me

All you’ll find are the pieces of a broken dream

 

But the ghost can’t find her way to the loved ones who wait, hoping against hope. A characteristically intense version is on DeSalvo’s Hoboken Demos ep; her power trio Devi is scheduled to release another this fall on their debut cd.

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October 16, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. hey, nice surprise! 🙂
    we just did a “preview release” of the Get Free album as an mp3 download for $5 on cdbaby…and the new version of Welcome to the Boneyard is on there, with haunting piano from Rob Clores…

    Comment by Debra | October 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Nice watery guitar too! Is that a Leslie pedal, or just chorus? So gorgeous, so sad…

    Comment by delarue | October 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. thanks delarue, i was actually playing the guitar through a real Leslie speaker cabinet from a Hammond B3 organ.

    Comment by Debra | November 10, 2008 | Reply


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