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Thread #93239   Message #1793340
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
26-Jul-06 - 12:37 AM
Thread Name: Favourite Bill Staines CD?
Subject: RE: Favourite Bill Staines CD?
His own "Missouri Road Song" and Bill's rendition of Elkin Thomas' song "Jolie Girl" --- those two were the ones that caught the pathos and excitement and the nostalgia of seeing old friends again and then leaving once more--yet again. Add to that the very real emotional pheromonic magnetism that mostly had to be denied to maintain any semblance of healthy practical reality in your own personal life. How very many good friends gave in to the smoke dreams etc. and left this mortal coil too young.

One night that stays with me; I'd played the Larned, Kansas 4th of July pig roast/celebration and had to get to Pennsylvania for a gig on the 5th. Heading east to the strains of "Missouri Road Song" the sky darkened and all the little towns in, first Kansas, and then Missouri, showed me their fireworks displays. I'll not forget that night.

Bill, thanks!!

Art Thieme