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An Artistic Move
April 23, 2009 |
Post to the Host:
As a regular, even faithful listener for more than a quarter-century, I sometimes find myself nostalgic for old, favorite snatches of sound. For example, while the opening theme of many years now is always a welcome sound, I do sometimes pine for the strains of "Hello, Love." But maybe the host has personal or sentimental reasons for not re-visiting that one. I wonder, though: How did "Lives of the Cowboys" ever lose Western Lubrication as a host? Thanks for everything you've done, and continue to do. Whatever else may be happening, you've been and remain a reliable bit of pleasure in every week of my life.
We switched from Hank Snow's "Hello, Love" to the "Tishomingo Blues" way back in 1991 when the show started up again in New York, after a long sabbatical. An artistic move, from the sweet clip-clop of country to the sweet yearning of old blues. Tishomingo allows me to write new words now and then. And as a song, "Hello, Love" is no great shakes, though I can understand the nostalgic attachment. I feel it, too, but nostalgia is dangerous for a guy in his mid-sixties. Western Lubrication? I'd forgotten all about it. I'll get it right back into service. Thanks.