Daily Archives: August 12th, 2011

Free lunch, musical style

free lunch
In honor of a fun-filled feckless Friday, the word for today is FREE. I recently found enough free music to fill an entire CD. Woot!

This group goes by the name the “Nashville Session Players.” Their music is varied although mostly country and western. They put out politically-charged songs about religion, the treatment of our soldiers, anti-war themes, poverty and the plight of the homeless in America, and don’t seem to be none too partial to Congress and George Bush, either.

Their first album was Homeless In America back in 2005. Then came Gonna Rise Up in 2006. Their third album is self-described as “non-partisan” and “mostly inspirational” (unlike the previous two albums) is American River released in 2007.

The fourth album, entitled Who Would Jesus Bomb, was released in 2008 and contains 20 songs. The entire album is available for free download as high-quality 320Kbps MP3 files.

You can find all 20 songs plus 16 other bonus songs in 192Kbs quality here:
Freedom Tracks Music

When it comes to music, my first criteria for enjoyment is musicness. Then comes genre and, finally, the lyrical content and message. I like a lot of music where I don’t agree with the message at all. (Some of Type O Negative’s themes fall into this category.) Even if you don’t agree with all of their content, which can be very powerful at times, and, maybe a bit too partisan for some, you still might enjoy the music. On the other hand, if you adore George Bush, some of it just might piss you off.

It’s free. Maybe it’s worth a try. Consider it my free gift to you. Happy Feckless Friday!