Tuesday, October 10

Happy Birthday

John Prine
born October 10, 1946


Norbizness said...

His songs kept me company in London back in the day. And I will forever thank him for singlehandedly defeating the creatures from the Big Boy Planet.

KathyR said...

But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.

GeoX said...

I saw him in concert last Summer. He opened with "Flag Decal," and everyone sang along with the chorus. Good times.

roy said...

"All the Best" is probably the greatest break-up song evah.

Prine's deceptive. You can get traditional folkie pleasure from half-listening to him. If you really listen, though, he can sear your guts. I listened to "Storm Windows" a week ago and it ruined my mood for a full day.

I'm happy sobriety saved his life, but I do wish he'd do one more drunk album like "Sweet Revenge." ("Bang went the pistol, crash went the window, ow went the son of a gun...")