It was her smile he noticed first.
The smile was free.
Everything else had a cost.
She held her feelings down.
Where, if they existed, she wouldn’t say.
Their time together soured.
Like a gallon of milk, their thing had expired.
He determined that he knew her only briefly.
If he knew her at all.
Weeks later, she called.
She wanted to apologize.
He said it was fine.
What might have been was gone.
She asked: “Are you sure it’s gone?”
He answered: “I don’t want to be sure.”
The Carter is the fourth album by New Orleans native Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., aka Lil’ Wayne. It continues he march up towards hip-hop dominance.
The album debuted at #5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 116,000 copies in its first week.
It was just certified platinum (1 million copies sold) on September 25, 2020.
As he had previously, Lil’ Wayne partnered with producer Mannie Fresh, and it’s really Fresh that is the secret sauce. …
Kings of Leon
Only by the Night
Oh no, I get it.
This is “that” album — the divisive one.
Only by the Night found the Kings of Leon embraced by the mainstream and consequently shunned by the bearded cognoscenti.
I won’t wade into the discussion about who was right and who was wrong. I’ll only say this is the only KoL record I have ever listened to with regularity …and I have a beard.
Something tells me I’m not an anomaly.
After three albums produced by Ethan Johns and Angelo Petraglia, the band brought in Jacquire King (and kept Petraglia). …