Ever have one of those days where good music followed you everywhere you went? Yesterday was one of those days. Got up early, courtesy of 4 dogs, and went to the Cowtown Diner in downtown Fort Worth. This was a first time experience and well worth the trip both musically and culinarally (not really sure if that is a word but I’m going with it). As we are walking to the table, I notice the siren song of the Cowboy Junkies emanating from the speakers then, James Taylor, Ray LaMontange, Josh Ritter, Shawn Colvin, Whiskeytown, Patti Griffin, Grant Lee Phillips and a litany of other great artists and songs for the duration of breakfast. In case you are wondering, the breakfast tacos (1 bacon, 1 sausage) were my choice of the morning and more than I could eat in one sitting. The biscuits and sausage gravy looked pretty good and I was told that the cheese grits were the highlight of the meal.
The next unexpected musical nirvana was Lowes, yes the home improvement store. Williams Fitzsimmons was the first song I heard and it was followed up by Josh Rouse and then Brendan James. After that, I was out in the garden center and out of the musical range.
The day culminated with watching a few episodes of House M.D. If you are not a fan, you need to check it out. Not only is it great television, there is some fine music wrapped in each episode. Yesterday was Lucinda Williams and Brett Dennen.
Unexpected great music is always one of those things that make the daily grind seem more tolerable or make the fun times that much better.
So, the questions of the day are:
Where have you found unexpected musical greatness?
What store or restaurant has consistently good music reverberating between their walls?
Thanks for playing!
Great music awaits!