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October 13, 2003

Weekly MP3's

Both of this week's songs have a common theme: love, in honor of my lovely wife's birthday today...

First we have a classic rags to riches love story from Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. "18 Wheels Of Love" was his wedding present to his mother, and is found on the band's out of print live album, "Alabama Ass-Whuppin'." This song has one of my favorite choruses: "Momma ran of with a trucker, momma ran off with a trucker, momma ran off with a trucker, Peterbilt, Peterbilt!"

The second song is a classic John Darnielle live piece, "Going To Georgia." In his inimitable way, the Mountain Goat man wrote a hauntingly beautiful, if unnerving, love song that begs to be shared.

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