Morlix's Themes Not Dark but Uplifting

RECEIVED Mon., April 30, 2007

Dear Editor,
    Thank you Jim Caligiuri for reviewing Gurf Morlix's CD Diamonds to Dust, however I think you missed an important point [“Texas Platters,” Music, April 20]. The focus on death and dying has its thumb on the psyche of baby boomers as we contemplate our lives. It is not dark but uplifting and comforting to know someone we love will "put the blanket on us" and "lift the glass to the past, ain't it a beautiful day." The musical arrangements remind me of the cosmic cowboy days of the Seventies and Eighties, while the harmonies remind me of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. I predict this album to be a cult classic much like [the Byrds'] Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
Joanie Grace
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