You have to give avant-country singer Jim White credit: He ain't afraid to cop to his pleasures, guilty and otherwise. So it is that the most recent entry on White's excellent blog is an essay in which he confesses his long-ago love for the music of...Dan Fogelberg?
"Hey, you can't be real snobby," White said in a recent interview. "We all have to admit where we came from. So rather than duck it, own up to it and say, 'Yeah, I fell for that and there's good in it.' His first album had some gorgeous songs, even though it all went horribly wrong somewhere along the way. Patterson Hood and I were talking about Chicago recently, how they really were a great band until they put pretty boy Peter Cetera up there with the ballads. Same kinda thing. Some record-company guy wanted to make Dan Fogelberg America's new Fabio. And they did. I guess he just went with it."
For lots more, plus details on White's Triangle show, see the preview in Friday's paper.