I was driving home from Redding yesterday, wondering what my "C" post would be about. When I reached the half-way point, I heard a song on the radio, and I thought, why not post that?
Everyone knows the economy is in tank. Houses up for sale everywhere you go. Foreclosures have become almost an every day occurrence. Gas prices continue to soar. Jobs are still being lost.
This song, "Cost of Living" by Ronnie Dunn (formerly of Brooks & Dunn), is simple yet powerful. The video actually made me cry, because every town that's dependent on a big plant lives in fear that it will close its doors and the majority of it's citizens will be out of work.
I don't know about gas prices everywhere, but in my neck of the woods of northern California, it's been sitting at $4.36/gallon for regular unleaded for a couple weeks now. My little SUV gets pretty decent gas mileage, but damn. Everyone expects it to hit $5/gallon by the time summer rolls around. Some even think it could go as high as $6/gallon by the end of summer.
It makes one seriously think about riding a horse to work every day. And I totally would, except the poor horse would have a hard time climbing a 6300' pass twice in one day - even once is too much to ask.
Anyway, here's the video. It's country, but don't let that stop you from listening to it. Please.
Here's another video, just for kicks, from John Rich (of Big & Rich), who wrote a song during the bailouts.