Monday, March 9, 2009

711th Post - Story Songs

I am not a dog person. I don't drink much. It is not difficult to find a bigger country and western fan than your humble blogger. So why is it that I am such a fan of Tom T. Hall? I suppose it is because his music tells a story, and it is hard to tell a good story, simply. His music reminds me so much of my childhood, listening to the radio on Saturday nights, when C&W music seemed to be everywhere. Hall's music, and that of folks like Red Sovine, was special to me in a way that is hard to describe.

My father is back in the hospital again tonight. Perhaps that will explain my maudlin demeanour. Even Newbie is noticing it, and has refrained from biting and scratching me. Sweet cat.

Anyway, here is a classic tune from Tom T. Hall: Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine.

Gonna finish transcribing the interview tonight if it kills me!


P.S. For those of you from my work: Don't you think Tom T. Hall sort of looks like Lloyd, our commissionaire?

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