Royal Song of the Day: July 25, 2011

The Animal Years by Josh RitterGirl in the War by Josh Ritter is the Royal Song of the Day.  The US media daily fails to report that the US is in five wars (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Libya) spanning the Middle East and northern Africa.  For instance, the cost of this war is trashing the US economy, yet in all the discussion of the potential default on US debt that is not mentioned.



The Duchess & I first became fans of Ritter’s 2003 break-out album Hello Starling.  The title of the album came from the breakout single, Snow is Gone.  The song Kathleen also garnered radio play.

It’s seems that Ritter has now become a crossover artist.  His first novel Bright’s Passage has been getting excellent reviews.  Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky said it is

An adventure story with the penetrating emotional colors of a fable; a myth-like survival quest with the convincing texture of a movie; a good read that stays in the memory.


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