I've been fearing this news since I heard he was on a ventilator with the corona virus. I don't know if any of you were familiar with the music of John Prine. I've loved his folksy wit since I was turned on to him in college. Sadly, I saw that he has passed away.
"When I die let my ashes float down the Green River Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester Dam I'll be half way to heaven, with Paradise waiting Just five miles away from wherever I am"
I was familiar with his name but not his music. I was into Blues and what we called "Hard Rock" during the Great Folk Music Scare of the late 60s. Never-the-less, it's always sad to hear about the passing of a music legend regardless of the genre.
Post by bluesbruce on Apr 14, 2020 16:51:11 GMT -6
Those are all great songs - leaves off a few of my personal favorites:
Sam Stone - I know a lot of people who think this is the saddest song ever written. Powerful stuff, he wrote this when he was in his early 20's. I don't think most of us will ever live enough years to write something like it
Lake Marie - always loved this song, and will remember him breaking his high E string while playing this at Cain's Ballroom, the last of several times I saw John Prine play live. You sure can say a lot with a three chord progression played over and over for 10 minutes - G G C D, ad infinitum. Do you know what blood looks like in a black and white video?
and one more, the proverbial Happy Enchilada song, giving us the immortal lyric:
"I was sittin' in the bath tub counting my toes When the radiator broke, the water all froze I got stuck in the ice without my clothes Naked as the eyes of a clown
I was cryin' ice cubes, hoping I'd croak when the sun came through the window, the ice all broke I stood up and laughed, thought it was a joke That's the way that the world goes 'round"
Lots of good memories in my life associated with John Prine songs.
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2020 18:08:26 GMT -6 by bluesbruce