Counter Clockwise 2005
Wonderful, heartfelt music. Damned good stuff.
"...some of the best and most complete songs in recent memory." Bob Ackerman
"If Raymond Carver and the Coen Brothers got blended together in my dream and came out as music - it would sound like the Cowtown Boners." Tim Krabbé, author of the cult classic The Vanishing
"My daughter stole the cd before I got to track 4." Cindy Sheehen
"Local picker 'Jasper'James Michael Taylor's newest disc is a
straw-chewing journey from innocence to jaded maturity, something akin
to a stripped-down roots version of The Wall." Jeff Prince, Fort
When I was a kid, the songs on the
radio were my parents songs. Then, when I was in 7th grade, the Everly
Brothers sang Bye Bye Love and the radio was talking to me. I saw them
at the State Fair of California one year when I was in high school.
Matching black guitars. It's still burned in my brain. My junior year
I sang Everly Brothers songs with a senior named Bob Waterman. We would
play their records at talent shows and sing real loud over them. We
were THE JIMBOBS. It was our music. Then, my senior year I had a girlfriend
named Cathy and the Everly Brothers sang a song called Cathy's Clown.
It was personal. I was humiliated. The Kingston Trio sang BLOWING IN
THE WIND and I discovered "Question Songs." WHERE HAVE ALL
THE FLOWERS GONE? Questions that were suggesting that there were answers.
Eventually I began to formulate my own questions and I'd either find
some answers in the songs I was singing or I would take my guitar for
a walk and listen for some answers of my own. I came to understand what
the poet meant when he said, "The unexamined song is not worth