Wednesday, July 27, 2016

On This We Can Agree


In this summer of heated politics, liberals and conservatives can't find a lot to agree on. Politics somehow conspires to make people who might normally like each other start to see the other as an enemy. So let's put politics aside for three minutes. I'm pretty sure that Glen Campbell counted a lot of Republicans among his fan base; indeed he sometimes performed in support of Republican candidates. But I think that most Democrats (at least if they have any taste) would have to agree that this performance of the beautiful John Hartford song is the shit. Glen delivers the impressionistic stream-of-consciousness lyrics with mastery and ease, and that guitar solo, well, that's what musicologists of indigenous American mountain music call some bad ass picking.

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