Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. (Gandhi)
Here is how it happened.
My youngest son called.
“Dad,” he said “I’ve locked the keys in the car again.”
So I went to wake my middle son up to go to the rescue. I don’t drive right now due to the meds I am taking. While middle son and I were smoking out in the garage, he made the casual, but somewhat exasperated comment,
That started me thinking about the movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?. If you haven’t watched it, it’s worth an hour and a half of your time. Thinking about the movie then started me thinking about it’s soundtrack, particularly the song Man of Constant Sorrow. And guess what? This fits perfectly into my goal of sharing bluegrass music with the world wide web of WordPress. I suspect this movie, in particular, this song, introduced a whole legion of new fans to bluegrass music.
And I’m like Clooney . I’m “BonaFide.”
Enjoy the Soggy Bottom Boys rendition from the movie.
Enjoy also as Alison Krauss and Union Station perform live. The is the best version I’ve heard. What’s up with the audience, though? Are they dead or taking much better meds than I am? They are just sitting there barely moving. No way can anyone possibly listen to this song live without at least tapping their feet? Right?
And while I’m sharing Alison Krauss and Union Station, let’s not forget this marvelous song; a song I did forget until this morning when I ran across it again.
The first thing I thought of when I saw the Daily Prompt was Freddie Fender, this song, this band and their performance at Farm Aid 1996 in Columbia, SC. While they didn’t exactly steal the show, they rocked Williams-Bryce Stadium as well as any of the big featured acts; better than some. It was wonderful!