From the iPod #41 - "The Ladder"
April 20, 2016 8:52pm CST
Growing up in Minnesota, like a lot of kids from that state, Stuart Davis wanted to play hockey. That is, until his father bought him a guitar. Davis' early studio album's were mostly acoustic efforts. On his 2001 self-titled album, Davis recorded with a full band, which gave his always clever lyrics some pop. That album's "The Ladder," a tune about evolution, contains some brilliant lyrical content, including this passage: "I'm the ******* child The one who got The head of Einstein And the soul of Pol Pot There's no compassion But I can split the atom." I've seen and talked to Davis several times, and he couldn't have been more friendly. A nice, intelligent, and funny guy. "The Ladder" is one of my many favorites from him.
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