* to steal a theme from Liberator Today and Beers with Demo
Ladies and gentlemen, the genius of John Prine:
I first heard this song on an old hippie folk radio station in San Diego in 1995 before corporate radio took over. I was transfixed and had to buy the album immediately. The tune is catchy as hell, and the lyrics are sublime. You can read it as a celebration of live-and-let-live libertarianism, which I did and do, and the video suggests he means to take it even further as a celebration of victimless vices.
I've lived many lives and been many people since then, but hearing that song today is like hearing it for the first time.
You can order the CD here.
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