The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112043   Message #2368304
Posted By: Bill D
17-Jun-08 - 07:17 PM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: RE: Let talk John Prine
copied & pasted from a thread I posted to in 2005

"In 1973, I helped a friend move to Wash DC, and we took a detour through Kentucky to look for Paradise, and 'photographed the song'. We took pictures of every thing named in the song that we could find, from Peabody Coal trucks to the Green River to broken pop bottles at the site to the cooling towers for the power plant. The only thing left of Paradise itself was an old outhouse, leaning at an angle.....but we could 'hear' the words of the song as we stood there in the desolation."