MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 582: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

ALBUMS

Country Music - A Film by Ken Burns The Soundtrack

  • KEN BURNS: COUNTRY MUSIC SOUNDTRACK: 2019: DISC 3-4-5: COUNTRY: GRADE: A+. APPLE.

HANK WILLIAMS The Original Singles Collection RARE 3 Cassette BOX SET 847 194-2

  • HANK WILLIAMS: THE ORIGINAL SINGLES COLLECTION:1990:3 DISCS: COUNTRY: GRADE: A++. IPOD: 3 DISCS 84 TRACKS.

  • ERNEST TUBB: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION:2006: COUNTRY: GRADE: A. APPLE:

Essential by Acuff, Roy (2008) Audio CD

  • ROY ACUFF: THE ESSENTIAL ROY ACUFF: 1936-49.1992:  COUNTRY: GRADE: A: APPLE.

  • WEBB PIERCE: 20TH CENTURY MASTERS: 2001: COUNTRY: GRADE A: APPLE:

11 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 582: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

  1. I just checked with L. The book, the DVD, and the CD are in the system, but the only one available for checkout right now is the book, so the book is on its way 🙂 Lots of good country music listening for you today, Hans

    • Yes I am on a country music kick at the moment! My goal is to listen to all the major artists in the history of country music. Although I have heard most of them it’s nice listening to music that I haven’t heard a million times.

    • I think the Country Music doc covered the right artists- for example- while Eddy Arnold and Jim Reaves were popular artists- they were more easy listening than country- and I think they did right by only covering Arnold briefly and only covering Reaves in passing. While I haven’t been listening to country much recently over the years I have always liked the good stuff–[Garth Brooks won’t be on my list} I guess I will make a list from the top of my head and then just do some research to make sure I didn’t miss anyone. I will post a list of artists once I have it done! I hope to stick with it.

    • Very cool. I know I know a lot of the old ones but also know there are many I don’t. Your list will help. Also, I agree on Eddy and Jim, I don’t see either one of them as country.

    • Working on my list- I will post it in a couple days when I get it finished… off topic- The Library Book- how do you think that fire began? Do you think the young man started it? He sure was a confusing person.

    • I don’t know, but after reading everything in the book, it doesn’t seem likely, BUT! why would he apply to work at the fire department (was that confirmed, not sure? or was that one of his lies?) at exactly the same time the fire broke out? Not sure which one came first. Not sure if there is such a thing as “latent arsonist” but it does leave me with a feeling of unease. OTOH the way the place was described, how faulty the design was for fire safety, frayed wires, the ongoing code violations, how much easier for the governing body to target a flaky guy as an arsonist instead of taking responsibility for their negligence. So the young man is one possibility, spontaneous combustion is another. I see a third possibility also. You know how the city was stalled out on renovating the library and debating whether or not to knock it down, sell the land, and build elsewhere? It is possible that an individual took it upon themselves to tip the scales towards action by starting it. OR, some power player in the equation, paid someone to go in and start it. The fact it was set in broad daylight suggests if it was arson, the arsonist didn’t want to see any people get injured. It also figures that it wouldn’t be a library person as a non-library person probably wouldn’t realize that it wouldn’t simply be a matter of replacing the burned books, as so many of the things that were burned were irreplaceable. Sorry if you weren’t looking for this much info! What do YOU think about it all?

    • All you mentioned are possibilities. It does seem like he was seen at the scene. In the book they give the theory that maybe he started it- but didn’t wish to start such a big fire- but it got out of control and he fled the scene.. that seems a possibility. He was one messed up person that is for sure- and he would never keep his story straight. He seemed an attention seeker- but as was pointed out in the book- in his past he liked to lie about things but they were never anything that hurt anyone- just making claims that were unlikely- like a friendship with Burt and Lonnie. I’d say we will never know for sure now.. If I am ever in Los Angeles again I want to visit that library I do know that.

    • Yes on all what you say. I’ve met more than a few of those kind of liars. It may be a part of their brain that has broken, or something that got started young in life and became ingrained in their character, or they are into so many things they don’t want anyone to know about, they make up innumerable fictions to essentially conclude nothing about them. It is very frustrating dealing with individuals like this. There is no way to ever get to know who they really are — if they are anyone, if you know what I mean. And YES, I absolutely must check out that place if I ever get out that way again. I’d like to see the home of that librarian who walked cross country to get to LA also. What an interesting character!

    • Yes the librarian who walked across the country was quite a character. Also shows that while his style- and working habits were quite different than the norm- he was effective in many ways. Yes I have run into a few of those types who tell so many stories that they might not even know what the truth is. Not the types you want to be around that is for sure.

    • I agree on his different style but he was still passionate about the library and effective. I got a kick out of the “walking encyclopedia” that couldn’t pass the basic library test (is there such a thing at libraries now?)

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