We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Grew up in West Texas listening to Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan,then Buddy Holly,Waylon and Roy Orbison.Closest beer120+miles to Amarillo or Bronco or Bledsoe on the New Mexico line. I had a bootleger who who gave 30 day credit while I was at TECH and truly enjoyed the late fifties.
Have to agree with the other commenters on Roy Orbison's voice. I keep being reminded of what a doofus i was about music growing up. I didn't understand what I was hearing in the singing of Orbison, Karen Carpenter. Now it's almost painful to think of what great music we could be hearing had they lived.
(sigh) At least I get it now.
And if I may, Youtube has a video of Orbison's "Pretty Woman" from his "Black and White Night" show that's very worth the seeing/listening. Specifically, James Burton takes his famous paisley Tele and just shows how to play. Brilliant.
"Crying" --if you're careful and don't overdose, say maybe listen to it only a few times a year --is a pilgrimage back to that whole world like it was still here today. The wall of sound behind the voice, then that finish that just keeps on rising --few things matched that reach for the stars --maybe the fins on the '59 caddy --