John Prine, 1946-2020

August 3, 2015


What else would we be talking about today, although I really don’t have much to add to the volume of discussion already out there. However, there is this: if you follow the link above, you’ll see one time when Arlo & Janis and John Prine intersected. If you are interested in the life of the late Prine, here is an excellent article from Rolling Stone. And I have a feeling that, from his great body of work, he might want us to remember this song today.


18 thoughts on “John Prine, 1946-2020”

  1. I never saw John perform live, but we did have mutual friends – I started my career as a sound-reinforcement engineer working with Mick Scott, another great Chicago singer-songwriter – and I had the honor of meeting John once (at an Elizabeth Cotten concert at Chicago’s Earl Of Old Town); I am pleased to report that he had no public persona. The friendly witty guy you saw on stage & record was the same guy you sat & had a beer with.
    He will be missed horribly.

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  2. Good news for us, not so good for pandemic modelers: The latest projection for COVID-19 deaths in the US is down to 60,000 from the original ballyhooed number of 2.2 million. That’s a 97.3% reduction! Of course the larger number was the “worst case” scenario of us doing nothing to mitigate the spread of the virus, but we’re not using pre-Pasteur medicine (look up “miasmatic theory” as a cause of infections!) or pre-electronic communications, wondering why people are dropping dead.

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  3. I hope the Novel Coronavirus is indeed sensitive to higher ambient temperatures. If so , it should have a bad day in Tulsa…it’s currently 86 here, on the way to a forecasted high of 89.
    Die, damned virus, die! ?

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  4. From “Life in the Slow Lane”: FedEx must really be having issues. On line tracking shows an item I ordered from New Hampshire on 3-28-20 took six days (4-2-20 to 4-8-20) to move from one location to another in Kansas, a distance of 18.5 miles. And in the wrong direction, at that! OLT also shows there is currently no estimated delivery date. Starting to wonder if perhaps their truck crashed, and it took almost a week to tow the wreckage to its current location.
    Oh well, it’s nothing urgent, and in current circumstances, it actually adds a little something to life…”Perhaps *today* will be the day it arrives!” (Yeah, I know, a lot of us are grasping, aren’t we?)

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