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Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 a.m. Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel ...
by P Carey
Comment Count 64 comments on Fri Sep 12, 2014 at 03:30 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
John Prine has been sick with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, which was operable and, as far as anyone knows for now, he's expected to go on tour and visit Concord, NH and Portland, ME at the ...
by hannah
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 02:00 AM PST with 47 Recommends
John Prine . . . When I was a child my family would travel, Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born. And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered, So many times that my ...
by JusticeSeeker68
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 08:25 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Remember that line from John Prine's "Dear Abby"? "You have no complaint. You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't." I suppose it popped in my head after thinking about the culture of ...
by hannah
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 01:04 AM PDT with 93 Recommends
Cross-Posted at THE DAILY MUSIC BREAK , the site that features good music regardless of era or genre. If you enjoy The Daily Music Break, please visit our funding pitch at Indiegogo .
by cweinsch
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 05:56 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Adversity can debilitate and defeat a lesser soul. But for those with the inner strength to make the climb, new heights can beckon. Along the way---especially for a musician---it helps to have ...
by harveywasserman
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 11:09 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Music is magic. It can soothe us, entertain, teach, or ignite us. As a freshman at The University of Texas in the 70’s, my English Composition professor decided to stray from the mandated ...
by Kevin Tully
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 07:18 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Here are some songs that reflect Democratic (and definitely not Republican) values – things like solidarity and helping out disadvantaged people when they are down and out. Here are a few Songs ...
by Dbug
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu May 05, 2011 at 11:40 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
When I was a young, broke but care-free philosopher in the University of Arkansas, hanging out with poets, working at a red-neck bar for beer money, and fancying myself a writer, I worried a lot. ...
by supak
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 08:08 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Crossposted from Docudharma. I’ve been feeling mournful of late. Can’t say why. Well I could but you don’t have all day. Let’s ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 48 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 11:42 AM PDT with 74 Recommends
Crossposted from Docudharma. Note: I got a little out of sequence with this series and published Part IV – Love and Death in Colombia before ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 07:32 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
I'm trying to put together a list of songs on the topic of environmental destruction, particular the environmental consequences of coal mining (I'm having trouble finding those), and am hoping all ...
by JohnnyRook
Comment Count 57 comments on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 06:34 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
This may seem slightly commercial, and certainly off the track of my usual messages on this site, but I found this in my email inbox this week, and it was too good not to share: John ...
by xofferson
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu May 22, 2008 at 10:38 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
One of my favorite anti-war poems, written around the time of World War I. (Bold emphasis in poem added by me). Followed by one of my favorite anti-war songs, a song which should have precluded ...
by rdbaker43
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Apr 16, 2008 at 07:05 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Just about now, you have browser tabs open on every news site and blog covering today's primaries, and you're hitting the "refresh" button before the pages even fully load. You already know the ...
by RiderOnTheStorm
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 04:53 AM PST with 1 Recommend
A message you might wish to pass along to anyone who actually takes the question of lapel pins or pledges or any of this seriously, written with John Prine's blunt words of simple wisdom in mind:
by RiderOnTheStorm
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 03:38 AM PST with 27 Recommends
by Machado
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 07:43 PM PDT with 19 Recommends