May 10, 2011
The first time I heard k.d. lang was in 1991. I was working in a toy store whose chief compensations were the necessity of shooting teddy bears in the head with a needle gun, and the syndicated love songs program that ran each night as I worked.
(I hate “Lay Lady Lay” infinity+1 even now, but otherwise it was pretty sweet.)
She had just recorded “Crying” with Roy Orbison, and it...