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.
I saw him sing the National Anthem at a LA Kings game, back at the old Forum. and from a hundred feet away, I remember thinking to myself that he looked like he had a foot in the grave. and a few weeks later, he did.
I always liked Roy Orbison when I was a kid, but I wouldn't call myself a fan. It wasn't till I was an adult. I think he was selling CDs in TV commercials... That voice! Wow! Nobody else seemed to come even close to the range and smoothness. He was a classic who was truly under-appreciated.
Now, is that fair? The song has six chords, which is a lot more than most pop songs boast, and it has three distinct sections instead of an endlessly repeated stock phrase. Roy Orbison put more into his pop standards than most songwriters bothered to do.