Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/7/20 10:55 p.m.

John Prine has succumbed to the corona virus. Link to the WaPo article.

A onetime Army mechanic and mail carrier who wrote songs rooted in the experiences of lower-middle-class life, Mr. Prine rose to prominence almost by accident. He was at a Chicago folk club called the Fifth Peg one night in 1969, complaining about the performers, when someone challenged him to get onstage, saying, “You get up and try.”

Emboldened by a few beers, he picked up his guitar and sang three of his original songs.

 

The three songs that this letter carrier performed, written on his breaks from work?

This amateur, this nobody, who just got on stage because someone challenged him to do so after a few beers?

Sam Stone. 

Hello in there. 

Paradise. 

 

I've got nothing more to add. 

 

 

procainestart
procainestart Dork
4/7/20 11:52 p.m.
TJL
TJL HalfDork
4/8/20 6:09 a.m.

The greats are really going quick.  My cd of "In spite of ourselves" got a whole lotta plays.

 I'll be listening to some Prine today: 

crying

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/8/20 6:58 a.m.

This one hurts. One of my favorites. 

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