Sunday, March 02, 2008

Dr. Bob on Jonny Lang in the fast lane is rarely kind. Many older and more mature troubadours than he have fallen to its brutal revenge — think Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Brian Jones, and a host of others — to whom the Roman candle of fame proved both furious and lethal. Drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll often prove a highway to hell, and Jonny Lang was driving that freeway with pedal to the metal.

Then something changed — drastically, almost cataclysmically. [more at the link]

This may be the best link you follow today. And he's put up four videos as well.


Ecce Quam Bonam said...

I found your blog via a search on Lee Buck and am very pleased indeed. We seem to be interested in many of the same things and have a similar point of view on some essentials.

Although you probably are more my older brothers' age (I'm only mid-50s), I definitely am a child of the 60s. I know well what a Skinner box is and was forced to read 'Walden Two' by my major professor, one of Skinner's grad students (and a kook in his own right).

I grew up in an Episcopal rectory and crossed the Tiber back in 1983 when I saw where things were headed in TEC. Now I am an Eastern rite Catholic, a place where former Episcopalians seem to feel very much at home if my own congregation is any indication.

I look forward to browsing through your archive and exploring your links. I started a weblog back in the fall but soon realized I don't have the time, or more likely, the discipline or desire, to keep it going on more than a very intermittent basis.

Best wishes.

Hoots said...

Thanks for your comment. I looked at your blog and we do have a lot in common. You're right about time and discipline. In my case I have had both for five years, having taken early retirement after thirty-five years in management and slogging along in an hourly job in order to have health insurance.

(Thanks to a great blessing I am about to begin a new job more fitting to my skill set and I expect my discretionary time to get pinched. The challenge may also make blogging tiresome because I expect my new job to be less tedious than the one I'm leaving.)

Do look around and feel free to leave comments. As the profile says, most of my traffic is from searches (i.e. strangers) and I don't get many comments from kindred spirits.

Ecce Quam Bonam said...

I look forward to future conversations. I also am soon starting a new job. I find that after-work fatigue and family tend to occupy the time I might otherwise spend writing, or at least reading and thinking so that I have something to write about.

I saw that you also are a fan of William F. Buckley. I didn't really know who he was until I was in college and discovered that one of my closest friends there was his nephew (F. Reid, Jr.). I still am amazed at how much all the Buckleys look like each other.