Song of the Day #4,555: ‘Dead Flowers’ – Townes Van Zandt

Continuing my countdown of every Coen Brothers movie…

#4. The Big Lebowski (1998)
(up one spot from previous ranking)

The Big Lebowski opened in 1998 to mixed critical reviews and mediocre box office returns. Following the Coens’ Oscar-winning Fargo, it was viewed by many as an uneven, infantile misstep.

Today, it is arguably the duo’s most beloved film, with devotees attending annual Lebowski Fests both in America and abroad.

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Song of the Day #1,214: ‘Dead Flowers’ – Miranda Lambert

A couple of weeks back I did a theme week on metaphors and my intent was to follow it up with a series on similes. But I wasn’t coming up with many great examples and the whole process started to feel like a project for a freshman English class, so I abandoned it.

One song I had planned to feature in my ‘simile week’ was Miranda Lambert’s ‘Dead Flowers.’ This was an early single off of her excellent third album Revolution and one of her most effective.

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