"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Once Upon a Time in America

The "Million Dollar Quartet" of Sun Records: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash

The age of Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey was over. Regular people had radios and record players. Regular people liked and sang and listened to country music, which had a story to tell, and gospel music, filled with energy. And young people liked to dance. Fast. But what on God's Green Earth would country/gospel/dance music possibly sound like? Popular music would sound more like Country, Country music would sound more like popular music. Rockabilly? Rock & Roll? Something like that.

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