i love emmylou harris. and beyond how cool she is, her latest album, all i intended to be (released summer 08), is remarkable. there is something so elegant and wise laced through the whole collection. the perspective is utterly devoid of affectation; it is inward and timeless and transitive. every time i listen to it i hear something freshly beautiful and appropriate, and yet completely redolent of a former and now, lost or elusive grace.