Greetings to all, once again. As always, I gotta apologize for my absence – I cannot believe I have not posted anything since July 4th, so almost three months! It’s been way too long and working all the time doesn’t help. I will try a new thing in which that I will post entries regularly but it does not have to be a recommendation. I kind of felt like every entry had to be a recommendation, but it doesn’t have to be. I don’t want to drift too far away from the main theme of this blog, but I’ll start a new thing where I’ll make my comments on current radio singles (because I usually review non-singles), and I’ll try to keep them short. Anyway, here goes with my new recommendation – I’ve had this one in mind for a long time now!
My fourteenth recommendation is: Marty Stuart’s “Casino” from his 2005 Badlands album. I was first introduced to this album when CMT aired a special about Marty’s journey to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. I knew of him before that and liked his music but I was not really into him, for some reason. The special was really captivating because I could relate with some of what was going on. I myself am Native American and I knew a little about the Lakota tribe and the Badlands area, so seeing how passionate Marty Stuart was about helping out this tribe, who live simple lives on the rural, significantly-impoverished reservation land, was amazing. His goal was to bring awareness to their situation by using his talents in music, like Johnny Cash‘s Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian concept album, to get the message across. I have plenty more to say about the topic, but not enough space lol, so you can read this to find out more.