One of the things I'm able to do with my computer now that its hard drive is no longer fried is put new songs on my beloved iPod for the first time in weeks. Of course the first thing I added was -- what else? -- The Seeger Sessions
, which was the soundtrack for a jog in the very hot sun this afternoon. This was my first time really listening to the album aside from songs here and there, and so this is the first time I can say what everyone else has said, which is holy hell, this is a good album. Just as The Rising
somehow seemed to perfectly capture post-9/11 America, We Shall Overcome
embodies the post-Katrina moment, that unflappable folk-song hope that someday we shall overcome along with the soulful bluegrass recognition that often people don't, that someday we
won't, because after all in the end all things succumb.
It's fantastic, and despite that whole in-the-end-all-things-succumb angle, it's great fun.