one of the GREAT singer songwriters has passed on. yep, a victim of the corona bug. john prine was 73, and his death wasn’t a shock. his family announced last week that he had been admitted to a nashville hospital, and that things weren’t going well. john, in his seventies, had danced with cancer often these last few years, so he fit the profile of a person who was going to struggle with this virus. and sure enough….the bug was too much.
hey, john effing prine was too much! so if you feel like doing some prine time today, here are some quick suggestions that can’t miss. his first record now can be seen as a towering achievement in folk rock acoustic coolness. called John Prine, it’s just way good. also terrific listens are Sweet Revenge from ’73, his “best of ” record called Prime Prine will obviously work, and then you got The Missing Years from ’91, and the awesome Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings from ’95. all really really really really good records.
yes, a tribute show is gonna get done. what the heck, it’ll be far more rewarding than watching another crummy science fiction flick on NF!