Dec. 18: Here’s our second sound of the season this season, the evocative 1982 classic from the Alabama band. Musically, it’s all that I dislike about much of the late ’70s and early ’80s in country music. But I never fail to get a chill when I hear this song, because of the images it conjures up.  I spent five years in a region the map locates in the South but is about as non-Southern as you can get, and this number speaks to the old expatriate me. Click on the image below, and listen. Perhaps many of you can relate …

Next up, on Christmas day: Conrad prepares for an important visit.

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