Gram Parsons, GP (Reprise, 1973)

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15-year-old me was heavily into eyeliner, Howard Zinn, and magnetic sad boys who’d never treat me right but would never bore me. My little brother was almost named Gram, though, so this tendency isn’t completely my fault; hips aren’t the only thing I inherited from my mom, youfeelme.

I’ve since come to my senses and stopped being a jerk – fetishizing fucked-up brain chemistry/sorrow is just a gross thing to do – but my fondness for Gram remains and I’ll prove it by singing every goddamn word on all of his records and wearing his name on my chest. (Thank you, Worn Free!)

PS, fun fact: it turns out EVERY song called “A Song for You” makes me break down and cry.



One thought on “Gram Parsons, GP (Reprise, 1973)

  1. nunh

    Cool article. I am amazed by which songs make me break down and cry. Michael Murphey’s Wildfire and Pure Prairie League’s Aime make this happen for semi-obvious reasons. Radiohead’s Jigsaw Falling Into Place makes me tear up from joy. A relatively new hit would be Phoenix’s If I Ever Feel Better which reads like a checklist to feeling I have been experiencing lately.


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