Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Weary Kind

And the Best Actor Oscar goes to THE DUDE!!!!
Ok, I admit I haven't seen Crazy Heart yet, but I like the fact that Jeff Bridges is in it, and it has country music written all over it.

The song from the film, The Weary Kind, won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Very simple tune with fine lyrics; the kinda song I've always dreamed about writing. It was written by T-Bone Burnett and this alt-country singer called Ryan Bingham. I only just started listening to his music, but my God, it's really fucking good Americana music. Plus his somewhat ragged voice and southern drawl adds more authenticity to his music. I'm really starting to get back into this fantastic genre of alt-country, thanks to Ryan Bingham.