Readers of this forum know how much I love the Dixie Chicks. I'll stretch almost any subject in order to work in a few Chicks lyrics. As anyone who knows me (or has followed MoneyLaw's obsession with Nanci Griffith, Madonna, and Liz Phair) can attest, I have a certain affection for the human voice between 170 and 220 hertz, rendered with perfect pitch and a particular sort of acoustic resonance. A Southern accent doesn't hurt, either.
And so I choose three songs from the Dixie Chicks' mindblowing 2006 album, Taking the Long Way. Whether these songs have any bearing on the last fourteen months (or years) of my life is left as an exercise for the curious reader. Just shut up and listen: