This is a guest post from the League’s own Will Truman!

About twelve years ago, I became a fan of a particular band. There were two web sites for the band at the time. The unofficial one was better because it had all of the lyrics to every song.

A year or so after becoming a fan, I made a friend through blogging. As it turned out, he ran the unofficial site of the band that I had become a fan of.

A year or so after that, I met his friend. She was the one that painstaking transcribed all of the lyrics which were not always easily decipherable. She managed to do this while a medical student.

At some point after that, I married her.

So, as we’re at almost exactly ten years from the day where that kind of important third one occurred, I thought I would share some of their songs. If you have a strong allergy to anything country, it’s probably not for you. But if you have any tolerance, most of them fall between country and rock. For your benefit, I will rate the Country Quotient from 1 (Tom Petty) to 5 (Garth Brooks)

I put this one first because it’s a 2 on the CQ. It actually came out after most of the above transpired, but it’s one of my favorite songs of theirs.

The second is one of the best pissed-off-jilted-lover songs I’ve ever heard. Do note that it has lyrics that might be inappropriate for the workplace. (Country Quotient: 4, it’s a bar song)

Since the previous two don’t come with videos, I thought I would share a catchy tune of theirs with of those fancy music videos (CQ: 2):

And a live tune (CQ: 4):


Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.


  1. That’s a pretty cool story.

    You’ve never lived in Austin, have you? I can’t imagine there were a whole lot of people outside of Texas, at least, who’d heard of Reckless Kelly 12 years ago. When I moved here, they were one of the downtown music scene staples, playing here every week, so I can’t imagine they were touring outside of Texas much.

    • About that time, they were in between having played at Bush’s inauguration and their record deal with Sugar Hill. so they were already becoming something of a big deal and making a national push.

  2. Happy togetherness. And many more revolutions around the sun together, happy, wished.

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