Hi Garg, in response to your query:
Why you still hangin' 'round this pathetic cess-pool?
The only answer I can give is that I just can't wait to see what happens next. Kind of a morbid curiousity. That and I have made some valued friends on tis forum over the years, and depsite the changes that have occured, still like it!
Of course the other question that begs to be asked is: Why are you still hanging on??
As for your thoughts:
Just because it is accepted today does not mean that IT is right....
He made some serious mistakes...and HE WAS wrong!!!
You're are probably right, but he was sort of an icon of the era and his legacy still lives today. We all do something wrong in our life and thankfully in most cases there is forgiveness in the hearts of others. I think I can overlook his shortcomings (aka: being human) in light of all he has contributed to the music world in his short and tragic life.
Pinetop Slim, right of course, but it would be nice if the folks at the Opry recognize the fact that many of his admirers still think of his contributions and perhaps that may guide them in seeing what the public wants as opposed to what they are trying to pass off as country music today!
Khandu, Yes, I have NO RESPECT at all for Hank Jr. He is nothing more than a boil on the ass of humanity. His song, Family Tradition, killed any respect I may have ever had for him!