Good music from unexpected places!

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!

About Butlerbad

I'm just a dude with a wealth of musical knowledge, an extensive music collection, and internet access. View all posts by Butlerbad

2 responses to “Good music from unexpected places!

  • brent a. morrison

    About 10 years ago, I wandered into a fancy-shmancy hardware store-for-the-elite in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood. ( I remember it had hardwood floors). I won’t go into the music itself (my tastes are like my moods-off the charts from one day to the next) but I will say it was so good that I stayed there for at least an hour. I can’t explain it, but I have always associated music with time and places. Music will open doors in the mind. It will put down personal landmarks. It will cause you to go places you never intednded, not really caring where you wind up or how you got there…What was the question again?

    • butlerbad

      I too have found myself wandering around a store or hanging a little longer in a restaurant due to the music. Music is certainly a soundtrack to me that takes me back to certain places and offers up new adventures.

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