Here's a conversation I couldn't have had if it wasn't for More Cows and Any Day a Beautiful Change and their Over the Rhine recommendations.
E: Do you know why helpmeit'smylastnightonearthagain is my favorite song?
E: Because it has a wheezy old Ford in it! (laughs uproariously)
E: (five minutes later - still chuckling wheezily about the ford)
For the rest of you, not just five-year-olds with great senses of humor, I can recommend Over the Rhine's Discount Fireworks. My current favorite is Born
I was born to laugh
I've learned to laugh through my tears
I was born to love
I'll learn to love without fear.
Yeah, that's about it, huh?
ETA: Those of you who put the fanatic in fan can feel free to correct those lyrics, if I didnt get them just right.