Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Video: "Every Other Weekend" - Reba McEntire & Kenny Chesney

The third and final single from Reba McEntire's 2007 album Reba: Duets features country heartthrob Kenny Chesney. The two alternate verses taking the roles of a divorced couple who share custody of their two children and drop them off "every other weekend". The song details how the parents secretly desire to be together again--but they won't tell the other how they feel, fearing they won't feel same way.

"Evey Other Weekend"'s video features Joanna García and Steve Howey from McEntire's sitcom Reba which ran from 2001 to 2007. Reba appears in the video but her duet partner, Kenny, doesn't.

As a viewer of the sitcom, I was stunned to see that when the video came on TV's Van and Cheyenne was a divorced couple. How could Reba's cutest couple be divorced with all they've been through since the shows premiere?

The video for "Every Other Weekend" can be seen below.

Source:, wikipedia

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Rhyme: "Irvinie" - Kelly Clarkson

The song "Irvine" seems to be about a person who is struggling with depression and has attempted to commit suicide--a near death experience which causes them to see an angel. In the song they ask for help, saying they have been lonely all their lives. They beg for the angel to stay with them until the "darkness leaves" and to just take them from their misery. The song clearly conveys the painfulness of the disease.

Depression is a serious condition that affects millions of people. I think Kelly Clarkson, who co-wrote the song with Aben Eubanks, does a brilliant job of showing another side of depressions and suicide that I have never heard communicated in a song. Listen to the words carefully as you play the song below.

Picture credit: Wikipedia