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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

April 29, 2006

Fetchin' Gretchen

Some time ago, I mentioned that "Imogene" by Gretchen Peters is one of my favourite songs at the moment.

imogene she lives in Reno
all alone with thirteen cats
every night she passes the casino
imogene don’t fool with that

imogene she drives an old Camaro
but she hardly ever takes it out
if it’s true God’s eye is on the sparrow
she’s got nothin to worry about

Gretchen Peters writes the kind of songs that tell a story, I suppose you could say. Things like "Souvenirs", which Suzy Bogguss covered, and "Ships" (Patty Loveles), or "The Secret of Life" (Faith Hill). The good news, as of right now, is that you can hear "Imogene" and "Souvenirs" (her version) if you check out Gretchen's MySpace Page. The other good news is that if you like what you hear she'll be touring the UK in the summer, playing Gateshead, Salford, Barrow-in-Furnace, Milton Keynes, Bliston, Norwich, Burgess Hill, Swindon, Bath, and Cardiff (check the full tour itinerary on her MySpace page too).

Predictably, I'll be at the Milton Keynes gig (The Stables, 16 July). You have been warned. £16 a ticket, from The Stables Box Office. See you there, yeah?


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