Another Fine Boulder Creation

by | Aug 2, 2007

A good friend caught Great American Taxi in Boulder a few weeks ago. When I talked to him on the phone he kept raving about one of the cats Vince is kickin’ it with—guitar player, songwriter and vocalist Jefferson Hamer. Today I bought Hamer’s record, Left Wing Sweetheart from iTunes. The record was produced by Sally Van Meter. Ben Kaufmann from Yonder Mtn. appears.

As an ad man, I can’t help but be drawn to Hamer’s second track, “Brand Names”.

Brand names, brand names look to the label
I’d be so lost without you
Show me, tell me, what would you like to sell me
Quickly now the rush is nearly through

I love scathing commentary on commerical culture delivered in a song for sale.