Tag Archives: folk music

No Deal

Jerry Lewis said that comedy always has an element of sadness to it.  Knowing the life that Townes Van Zandt led, characterized by mental illness and drug dependency, I think the tragedy overwhelms the comedy this time: Now this man down at the used car lot Tried to sell me four wheels and a trunk. …

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Walk

“Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park… It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself… That doesn’t make you antisocial …

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Time

Steve Earle’s latest album, Ghosts of West Virginia, is amazing.  I recommend it.

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Falls

Lyrics available HERE. Unfortunately, John Prine is currently in critical condition battling the coronavirus. He had part of a lung removed several years ago as treatment for cancer, so he is at a particularly high risk. You can follow his wife’s Twitter account for updates, HERE.

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It is not he or she or them or it that you belong to…

I wish that Bob Dylan’s songs had to be introduced with a little history lesson to explain what he was upset about. But they don’t.  Things haven’t really changed all that much. Full lyrics available HERE.

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Full of Meanness

Of The Empire by Mary Oliver We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. We will be known as a culture that taught and rewarded the amassing of things, that spoke little if …

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This is the bridge, and it’s really exciting!

This amused me probably more than it should have, but you have to be Of A Certain Age to really appreciate it. 😀 Full lyrics HERE.

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Life is beautiful, life is wonderous…

This’ll cheer you up. Full lyrics HERE.

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Don’t you ever give up the fight…

Folk singer Hoyt Axton (who wrote the song) and Linda Ronstadt are singing in the background. Full lyrics HERE.

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It is not he or she or them or it that you belong to…

It really reads better as a poem than as a song.  Full lyrics HERE.

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Billion Year Old Carbon

  Full lyrics HERE. This version, just James Taylor and his guitar, is the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.

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Pete’s Smile

I have the album, and always enjoyed the story and the song, but didn’t know there was a film of it.

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