Song of the Day, January 5: Kill the Messenger by John Wesley Harding
January 5, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’s song kicks off John Wesley Harding’s finest album. Why We Fight is a wonderful cycle of songs about human conflict, leavened by Wes’ wit and fundamental sense of hope. Kill the Messenger opens the proceedings with a smart look at the ways we punish those who tell the truth. Even the person delivering news of the messenger’s fate winds up on the wrong end of this equation. With a rollicking alt-folk musical setting, the song blends irony and sincerity in a disarmingly bouncy package.
Enjoy this wonderful song today.