Monday, January 5, 2009

Hey, Mama, Rock Me

Cleaning up the kitchen, listening to my iPod, I was struck by the beauty of these Greg Brown lyrics, from "Ring Around the Moon":

The picking of these strings, the tapping of your feet
These are age-old things, but who can say how sweet.

They made me think of my favorite part of New Years Eve, playing "Wagon Wheel" in my living room with my friends, who sang along and accompanied on percussion with my daughters.

Then on YouTube I found this wonderful and bizarre video, which features Old Crow Medicine Show, dancing girls in burlesque get-ups, a county fair, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings selling tickets.

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