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Thread #112043   Message #2367312
Posted By: lefthanded guitar
16-Jun-08 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: RE: Let talk John Prine
I 've seen him a number of times at the Buffalo Folk Festival..lots and lots a years ago. Don't remember any stories; just that he had a genial, totally unaffected and slightly rakish demeanor.

He was a populist without labelsm and his songs have a way of resurfacing over the years. " Hello in There "was a favorite of mine from decades ago, and I sure get a kick out of "In Spite of Ourselves," which I just heard for the first time last year, by some performers in a local coffeehouse. Funny as anything.

But his greatest line ever,imho, is sung by Bonnie Raitt in a voice that's got at least 100 years of weariness:

"How in hell can a person
go to work in the morning
come home in the evening
and have nothing to say?"