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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

    From one of my favorite albums:

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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

    Here are 15 essential songs of his.

    John Prine’s 15 Essential Songs - The New York Times

    So sad and heartbreaking.


    RIP John.
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    Rest peacefully John.
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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    Used to go to the festival a lot when we were younger.

    We'd go back toward town and camp along the banks of the Guadalupe.
    There are some folks still who travel from all over and have since the first festival. If you haven't been in awhile, Chapel Hill now has a lovely little chapel, and there are two actual toilets, one for men and one for women. No more "honey-dippers"! And it's become a significant nurturing ground for songwriters. Btw, there have been many claims that Rod Kennedy's spirit has made appearances.

    I love the Guadalupe and always stop in Boerne to visit the ducks swimming around.

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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

    I remember hanging with some friends, acquaintances in a local bar, listening to music, trying to make music, drinking shots of Jack with Bud backs from draft pitchers, winter of 71/72. At the bar, one of the fellows starts raving about this guy who was better than Dylan, and who had left for Canada to avoid the draft but fortunately returned. First time I heard John Prine's name. Had no idea about the Canada story being true or not, nor had I heard any of his songs or heard him perform, and I basically forgot about him that evening. Never bothered to find out if the Canada story was true, but that summer or maybe it was in the fall, during an album buying spree I picked up John's first album, not quite sure why I knew his name. It struck home, hard. I've been listening to John ever since, always ready for more. I know this song has already been posted, but I'm posting it again for my brother who came home to the same self destruction.



    I heard John say he wrote this song after leaving the Army, and I believe that Canada story wasn't true, or maybe I'm wrong. He might have changed his mind, returned to serve. Doesn't really matter. His poetry is all that does matter.
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    RIP Mr. Prine
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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    I remember hanging with some friends, acquaintances in a local bar, listening to music, trying to make music, drinking shots of Jack with Bud backs from draft pitchers, winter of 71/72. At the bar, one of the fellows starts raving about this guy who was better than Dylan, and who had left for Canada to avoid the draft but fortunately returned. First time I heard John Prine's name. Had no idea about the Canada story being true or not, nor had I heard any of his songs or heard him perform, and I basically forgot about him that evening. Never bothered to find out if the Canada story was true, but that summer or maybe it was in the fall, during an album buying spree I picked up John's first album, not quite sure why I knew his name. It struck home, hard. I've been listening to John ever since, always ready for more. I know this song has already been posted, but I'm posting it again for my brother who came home to the same self destruction.



    I heard John say he wrote this song after leaving the Army, and I believe that Canada story wasn't true, or maybe I'm wrong. He might have changed his mind, returned to serve. Doesn't really matter. His poetry is all that does matter.
    I believe "Sam Stone" is Prine's best work. It's even better IMO, when experienced contemporaneously with the events depicted. From concurrent with or (by dress & hair) just after that little "conflict overseas":


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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    The loss of every poet is a bite out of the soul of our nation.
    Damn. I can't help but believe John would've appreciated that line!

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    Re: John Prine, dead of Covid. Rest in Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Here are 15 essential songs of his.

    John Prine’s 15 Essential Songs - The New York Times

    So sad and heartbreaking.


    RIP John.
    sort of shocked that what I think is his quintessential song-Paradise-wasnt included. It references his roots and his critique of corporate greed as well as anything.
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