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    John Prine RIP

    With all the stress and everything else going on lately, I totally missed what happened to my all time favorite folk/classic singer/songwriter.
    John Prine died April 7, 2020

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    John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone.

    Prine, who left behind an extraordinary body of folk-country classics, was hospitalized last month after the sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, and was placed in intensive care for 13 days. Prine’s wife and manager, Fiona, announced on March 17th that she had tested positive for the virus after they had returned from a European tour.

    As a songwriter, Prine was admired by Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, and others, known for his ability to mine seemingly ordinary experiences — he wrote many of his classics as a mailman in Maywood, Illinois — for revelatory songs that covered the full spectrum of the human experience. There’s “Hello in There,” about the devastating loneliness of an elderly couple; “Sam Stone,” a portrait of a drug-addicted Vietnam soldier suffering from PTSD; and “Paradise,” an ode to his parents’ strip-mined hometown of Paradise, Kentucky, which became an environmental anthem. Prine tackled these subjects with empathy and humor, with an eye for “the in-between spaces,” the moments people don’t talk about, he told Rolling Stone in 2017. “Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism,” Dylan said in 2009. “Midwestern mind-trips to the nth degree.”

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    A collection of some of his work
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    Please Don't Bury Me
    It's a Big Old Goofy World
    Living in the Future
    Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
    Fish and Whistle
    The Frying Pan
    Christmas in Prison
    Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone
    Linda Goes to Mars
    The Accident (Things Could Be Worse)
    When I Get to Heaven
    Dear Abby
    Jesus, the Missing Years
    That's the Way the World Goes Round
    Illegal Smile
    In Spite of Ourselves
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    Rip .......

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    I had to post this one It is a glimpse of the heart that made John what he was.

 

 

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