Song of the Day, October 14: Dreaming Cowboy by Sally Timms

TimmsDreamingCToday’s song is the opening moment of Sally Timms’ delightful album Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos. Assuming an alt-country persona for this set, she pays tribute to country traditions while deconstructing them for her own purposes.

Dreaming Cowboy was written by Guy Lawrence, but Timms makes it fully her own. The cowboy myth is explored in two directions, with an actual cowboy waxing nostalgic and a modern singer wishing to live in halcyon days that didn’t quite exist. The bittersweet blend of memory and wish is flawless, and Timms turns in a wistful, ethereal vocal. The smart package is a perfect welcome to the album and a standout in her long, quirky career.

Enjoy this lovely song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

One Response to Song of the Day, October 14: Dreaming Cowboy by Sally Timms

  1. fxrosica says:

    Thanks Robert! RDIO is great.


    Francis X. Rosica 6167 SW Miles Court Portland, OR 97219 503.245.2528


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