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December 25, 2006 6:55 PM   Subscribe

Wayward country son Jimmy Dale Gilmore's essay via NPR A little post-feast reflection. Real/WMP audio and text.
posted by crowman (10 comments total)

 
Smokey, my friend, you are entering a world of pain.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:03 PM on December 25, 2006


It came as a great shock to discover that my real spiritual problem was not a product of the world's condition, but of my own self-centeredness.

amen.
posted by quonsar at 7:12 PM on December 25, 2006


Nice. My best Shantideva bookmark.
posted by Abiezer at 7:15 PM on December 25, 2006


Okay, my snark aside, that was a really nice piece of writing. The same things hold true for me & my experience, so it really hit home. He's a great lyricist, and from what I understand, a really nice guy, too.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:19 PM on December 25, 2006


IMHO, people who can learn only via experience are real morons.
posted by spock at 7:58 PM on December 25, 2006


Thanks Jimmy Dale...

But shut up and sing.
posted by flatlander at 10:24 PM on December 25, 2006


But shut up and sing.
posted by flatlander at 12:24 AM CST on December 26


Oh, the ironing!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:59 PM on December 25, 2006


Pah.

If I wanted to hear some muso's banal quasi-spiritual drugalogue, I'd be attending the Chelsea branch of Narcotics Anonymous.

At least that has hot chicks to go along with the tedium.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:52 AM on December 26, 2006


When the student is ready
The teacher will appear.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 8:11 AM on December 26, 2006


Ah, McDermot, the Chelsea NA meetings must have improved. When I attended in the mid-90's, the venue was no 13th step opportunity.
And, praise to Jimmie Dale, a genuinely great and good man.
posted by lometogo at 3:14 PM on December 26, 2006


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