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My front porch in Old Town Eureka is known as The Sunny Side. Southern exposure, protected from the wind, it is an ideal place to sit and play old timey tunes and watch the parade go by.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Ralph Stanley For Obama


His singing sends shivers up and down my spine. Man Of Constant Sorrow is an all time classic, transcending Old Timey music and recognized as a great piece of music the world over. And the great master of the banjo has made it known that he supports Barack Obama in his bid for President. Thank you Dr. Ralph Stanley.
Chicago Tribune

6 Comments:

Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

If Senator Obama is good enough for Ralph Stanley, he's good enough for America.

8:35 AM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

My feelings exactly. He's no bone head like Bono. He's managed to avoid politics pretty well but I guess that this message must seem pretty important to him to agree to the endorsement. I'm making a You Tube video of it that I'll embed here.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I wonder Ralph was instrumental in making Virgnia a pro-Obama state?

7:02 AM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

Probably so. Or maybe they've just had enough of the same old lies. The video is sure getting a lot of comments from right-wingers. Lots of talk about God and guns and abortions and all sorts of right-wing rhetoric. The first comment was posted less than a minute after the video went live.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I have been sending the Chicago Tribune link to family and friends. My conservative, former member of the John Birch Society, NRA Uncle John lives in Viriginia. We stopped emailing each other a couple of years ago, because of strong political differences. Too bad I can't send him this Ralph Stanley endorsement, but I sent it to his first cousin in Georgia. Hopefully, she'll send it to Uncle John.

9:11 AM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

It's too bad that politics can interfere with family relations. My family's split about down the middle but so far no fallings out that I'm aware of. My sis is a Republican but we spent a wonderful time together in Honolulu. We still like each other's humor and have lots of good memories. She's quite a gal and I'm proud of her.

1:45 PM  

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