"Good from far, but far from good"

Spotify intheredAR2020The saying goes, "Good from far, but far from good". How true. People are not always good looking when you come closer. The same goes for bands and artists who aspire to be the next 16 Horsepower, Handsome Family, Those Poor Bastards, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Sons of Perdition, Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots, Reverend Glasseye, Wovenhand, O'Death or Slackeye Slim, read more here (opens in an new window). The aspirants are not good looking. And this goes far beyond their looks. I'm talking about the musical quality and originality. I'm old, tired, and cranky. I want to believe, in the same way people believe in paranormal objects or phenomena, especially the ones alleged to have extraterrestrial origins. I use different trawling techniques. Most fishes pass through my fishing net holes. However, some fishes tagged gothic country, gothic americana, dark americana and southern gothic, get stuck in the net. However, after a brief assessment they are thrown back into the sea. They are either uninteresting or hideous, and sometimes both. Maybe I would be more successful if I focused more on old fishing grounds and the peak period, which ended a decade ago. It's hard work to separate the wheat from the chaff. In fact, it's like finding a needle in a haystack. Adding to the difficulty level. It's unclear if there really is a needle in the haystack.      

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