RIP Merle Haggard

When people talk about what a poet Hank Williams was, or what an outlaw Johnny Cash was or what an amazing piece of Americana Willie Nelson and his music represent, they aren't talking about those artists. Those notions are what we've been told about through marketing campaigns and revisionist history. When they mention the poet, ...

Record Store/Time Capsule

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In honor of the whole Small Business Saturday (brought to you by American Express)™ I decided to visit the local record store in Waynesville. It was a big, sprawling chaotically laid-out store that reminded me of the late 90s record stores that sold more trinkets and incense than anything else.  The interesting thing was they had a ...