The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Radio Free Gunslinger #53: A Letting Down


Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is H.L. Mencken

It is entitled A Letting Down

The Content

First Sequence:
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan - Lonely Bell
Joel Mathis - Time Machine
Jacqueline Hyde & The Moonfolk - Strange New World
Hank Malcolm - Mary Turn Around
Donel Austin - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Second Sequence:
Julia Lee - A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid
Faye Adams - My Greatest Desire
Paula Weston - A Little Bird Told Me
Little Miss Cornshucks - He's Funny That Way
Marion Abernathy - What is the Matter With Me?

Third Sequence:
Blind Blake - Blind Arthur's Breakdown
William Moore - Ragtime Millionaire
Chicken Wilson & Skeeter Hinton - D.C. Rag
Bayless Rose - Frisco Blues
Willie Walker - South Carolina Rag (tk. 2)

Fourth Sequence:
Victor Young - White
Sylvia Syms - Someone to Light Up My Life
Dean Martin - Hit the Road to Dreamland
Peggy Lee - That's All
Alec Wilder - Air for Bassoon

Summation:
Big Bill Broonzy - Hollerin' and Cryin' the Blues

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