Yesterday I came home from the beach and decided to shake things up. My usual soundtrack for a post-beach chillazin' session is reggae, Brazilian, or maybe jazz. Yesterday I took a a blind swipe at my CDs and came up with "Return of the Grievous Angel" by Gram Parsons. It really hit the spot. I hadn't heard it in a long while. It's one of those songs that you dig or you don't. If you really dig, you're probably already familiar with the song. Fret not, there's something for you down there too. An alternate version that is awesome to hear for the first time, especially since Parsons has been dead for fifty years. If you really, really dig the song, there's an instrumental version so you can sing along and find out what a shitty singer you are. Worked for me. I can't sing for shit.
Gram Parsons - Return of the Grievous Angel mp3 at Internet Archive
Gram Parsons - Return of the Grievous Angel (alternate) mp3 at Internet Archive
Gram Parsons - Return of the Grievous Angel (instrumental) mp3 at Internet Archive
Gram Parsons - Ooh Las Vegas mp3 at Internet Archive