Thursday, September 21, 2006

But it's so early

NASHVILLE -- Just because there's not enough music at the regular showcases (!) Wildwood Records, Judy Collins' label, and Naverre Entertainment offered an early triple set at the "world-famous" Station Inn.

Opener Ralston Bowles offered one of the week's funniest lines on his "Velvet Elvis": "Makes me wonder when he crossed that line, from a living person to a textile shrine."

I don't think I've ever heard the word textile in a lyric before. This song would be a good counterpart to "Dashboard Jesus." (By the way, if you want to be exposed to a subculture you perhaps didn't know existed, google Dashboard Jesus.)

- MichaelK, TBPAC

3 comments:

Nate said...

"Velvet Elvis" garnered a couple of notable international nods of recognition for Ralston including a top finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for Lyrics

http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/finalists2005.htm

and in the Americana Category with Unisong International Songwriting Contest.

http://www.unisong.com/Winners.aspx

You can preview some of his music at myspace/ralstonbowles.com

Nate said...

"Velvet Elvis" garnered a couple of notable international nods of recognition for Ralston including a top finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for Lyrics

http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/finalists2005.htm

and in the Americana Category with Unisong International Songwriting Contest.

http://www.unisong.com/Winners.aspx

You can also preview some of hismusic at myspace/ralstonbowles.com

TBPAC said...

Thanks for the tip, Nate.

MichaelK, TBPAC