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The Ice Storm
January 28, 2009 |
Post to the Host:
Thank you for coming back to Ashland on April 5th! I could not get out
of my house during the ice storm and I have been wanting to see you for years. Again
Barboursville, West Virginia
I flew into Ashland, Kentucky on Tuesday and it looked beautiful in that snowstorm but then a woman named Wendy Wilson called to say she couldn't make it to the Paramount Theater for the show that night on account of bad roads and that the theater couldn't give her a refund. Well, I felt guilty because I had postponed the Ashland show from January 20th so that I could attend the inauguration. So I did the show at the Paramount Tuesday night but told the crowd that I'd come back on Sunday April 5 and do another for the hundreds of people who couldn't make it to town. And the next morning my flight out of Ashland was cancelled and then another flight was cancelled and I had to drive to Columbus OH to get a flight home. But I got to meet some wonderful West Virginians in the course of it all. A mysterious state to me. Its culture, its politics the corrupt governors, the perpetual senators Byrd and Rockefeller, the absence of leadership, the dreadful poverty, the industry and kindness of the people. So I'll go back and meet some more of them.