February 21st, 2006

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Redneck Review

Pardon the interruption:

Last Lap: Opening act
By Marty Smith, NASCAR.COM
February 21, 2006
10:27 AM EST (15:27 GMT)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The priority of NASCAR rules enforcement often perplexes the masses, seems skewed. Here we go again:

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Also, listening to the new Garth Brooks CD. Some of the songs, frankly, SUCK. But the good stuff is SO GOOD, and so untypically Garth.

See, I wasn't a Garth fan until 1997 or 1998 when the "G" tour came to Richmond. He is an amazing performer in concert.

This CD has more uneven quality than his past ones and it's obvious ole Garth is dusting off the cobwebs. (I predict he'll be recording regularly again in the next two or three years.)

Still, despite the uneven quality I am IN LOVE with his remake of "Fishin' in the Dark" and the very out of character "She Don't Care About Me". "That Girl is a Cowboy" and "My Baby No Esta Aqui", are also very good. "That Girl is a Cowboy" is very traditional Garth, very similar to his early stuff, but with the resonance of stuff on the "In Peices" album, which is one of my favorites. Also, the duet with wife Trisha (Yearwood) is really growing on me, as is his homage to Chris LeDoux.

Back to work and my Soy Vanilla Chai Tea Protein Shake...