- number of songs he sings that contain the word "devil"
- number of times during banter between songs that he says something even vaguely communist or socialist
- number of New York references
- number of Texas references
For those of you who are not familiar with Steve Earle, he's a singer-songwriter who was raised in Shertz, TX (outside of San Antonio) and he's been around for a lot of years. He's only had one hit song, Copperhead Road (in 1988), but he's consistently put out good music. You also might be familiar with "Ellis Unit One" from the movie Dead Man Walking (he's been an active death penalty opponent). His recent CDs have been a bit political, but his newest release is a more personal CD, and it's main subject matter is his new home, New York City, and his new wife, fellow singer-songwriter Allison Moorer (who is also his opening act on this tour, and sings backup on a few songs on the new CD). Anyway, if he's coming to your town, try to check him out. I would try to put a music clip in here, but I still haven't gotten around to figuring that out yet. Check out the amazon link above - I think you can play links from their site.
If you have any other good ideas for "Steve Earle Bingo" or if you have any over-under bets for any of the categories above, leave 'em in the comments. My guesses are as follows: