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Matthew posted this poem in response to my pressing of an earlier post. I included a video by John Lee Hooker of a song called One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.

Matthew wrote a poem that embraces how a blues singer might go about writing a song. I find blues songs are never complete. I listen to one version of a song, even by the same performer, to find it is slightly different. Sometimes it is quite different.

Although he is not a blues singer per se, I enjoy Jimmy Buffett, as well. He does a Lord Buckley song called God’s Own Drunk. It is funny, charming, and Buffet does his version as a kind of talking blues.

I tried several times to upload the video, but failed. I held my mouth just right and it did not work. Here, is the link to God’s Own Drunk.

 

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

7 responses »

  1. Thank you so my Yvon. The poem was good, and I was overcome listening to the performance of Jimmy Buffett. I’s hear Lord Buckley years ago and loved him, but forgotten about him through the years, and this evening Had great joy appreciating him once again.

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AND THIS GOD COMES FROM…KENTUCKY? 🙂 (DISTILLERY FAMED)

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  3. Not meaning any offense…makes sense, if God’s Own Drink…is whiskey! 🙂

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  4. God has led me in the opposite direction. Clean and sober 16+ years. Matter of fact chaired “the meeting” this morning.

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