Thursday, February 16, 2006
Howard Iceberg- Leavin' Kansas City
Howard packed up and left.
Texas can keep Kinky Friedman. We have Howard Iceberg. Like Kinky, Howard is an intriguing, larger-than-life figure. But unlike Kinky, it's not dangerous to stand between Howard and a television camera. The Kansas City songwriter is clearly the spawn of Bob Dylan and John Prine. And I regret the unkind things I've uttered about Howard's voice in the past. I've come to realize that while it may have prevented him from achieving wider acclaim, his voice is the perfect vehicle to deliver smart, funny vignettes like Leavin' Kansas City.