Pieces of Time

Yoakam takes a somewhat arty route in this otherwise ordinary greatest-hits video package. Appearing boldly sans his trademark brim (but with his own hair obviously enhanced for your viewing pleasure), the country star adopts the nom de clip Darryl; a heartsick fool, he hooks up with an aging transvestite elevator operator who doesn’t want Darryl to take a ride all the way up to ”The Sugar Room,” some sort of metaphor for sex. Culled from Yoakam’s last two albums, the music videos themselves are gorgeous, smart, and yee-haw-free, but Dwight should cool the Bergman-in-a-pickup shtick. B

Pieces of Time
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