Happy In Bag

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

No Sleeves














I want to take this guy to the Power & Light District tonight. Say Anything is performing in the new complex's free concert series. Sometimes I park near Crosstown Station, where tonight's $5 cover charge provides access to a bill of obscure rock bands. Power & Light's shock-and-awe strategy must be devastating for local music clubs.

3 Comments:

  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger bgo said…

    Is that a sly remark that along with black folk, white trash need not show up for the shock & awe of downtown KC?

     
  • At 12:43 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    I don't have any insights into this guy's demographic background, BGO. I interpret his shirt as either a commentary about the Power & Light district's policies or as a satire of "rock" fashion.

     
  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger bgo said…

    Merle sings: "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am" and like him, my past is rooted in poor rural white folk. So...I think I know the guy in the 'rock' satire sleeveless shirt pretty well. I'd probably enjoy his company in P&L district better than most who have been showing up there.

    Recommended reading:

    Sing Me Back Home: Love, Death and Country Music by NY Times editor Dana Jennings.

    My only criticism of the book is the same as Jonathan Yardley's, that a man who obtained a higher education had to resort to writing like a 'hick' to be authentic.

    Lots of us 'white trash' went on and found education and learning to be our saviours.

    But the author is spot on about C&W from 1950-1970, it's truly golden era. And yes, "There Stands The Glass" figures into the mix.

     

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