Tuesday, January 6, 2009

tight person of the day: glen campbell

The first time I heard "Wichita Lineman" sung by Glen Campbell, I burst into tears. DON'T JUDGE ME. I have listened to this song through intense periods in my life, like waiting for that Forever 21 dress I really wanted to go on sale. Sike. Seriously, this song has been there for me. Glen Campbell has been there for me.

Glen is a country artist who dabbled in pop. He is super tight and out of control! I love Glen's other hit "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" as well. You might be more familiar with his massive hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" which should be sung before every baseball game in the U.S. of A. I feel like people sometimes pour haterade on Glen Campbell, but I respect him. Glen has made over 70 albums. Dang! I made over 70 bad eating choices in the last month. I've done nothing with my life, obvi. Glen started his career as a session musician, peforming on various albums with gangsters like Leon Russell. He can be heard on many of Phil Spector's most famous recordings from the sixties. He even played guitar on "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers! Remember that the next time you are forced to sit through Top Gun and maybe you can find some relief.

In 1968, Glen recorded a ditty by Jimmy Webb that would change his life and MINE. "Wichita Lineman" is so peanut butter smooth and some of the lyrics make me want to end it all. How tight is this line: "I need you more than want you/And I want you for all time." Now that's some seriousness. I would immediately marry any guy that whispered that to me. But we would definitely have to be in front of a bar and maybe kinda drunk. Kidding! I hope you light a candle tonight and think about your SO (significant other) while this strums softly in the background. If you don't have an SO, just think about your favorite sandwich.

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

1 comment:

Paul said...

One of the top two or three Glens. You know what I'm talkin' about.