John Prine in critical condition

Very worrying in view of his battles with lung cancer and the removal of part of a lung.

Indeed!

I have been a big fan of John Prine since the early 70s.

Best wishes to John and his family, and to all others impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

When I Get to Heaven

[John Prine]

When I get to heaven, I’m gonna shake God’s hand
Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand
Then I’m gonna get a guitar and start a rock-n-roll band
Check into a swell hotel; ain’t the afterlife grand?

And then I’m gonna get a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale
Yeah, I’m gonna smoke a cigarette that’s nine miles long
I’m gonna kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl
‘Cause this old man is goin’ to town

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Time is a monster.


Poor John Prine has the Corona virus and is in hospital

A screenshot from his Facebook page

John Prine - a truly great song writer and performer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Here’s a gorgeous cover & tribute of John Prine’s Summer’s End from Adrianne of Big Thief fame. Fairly sure I posted a Big Thief album in what are we listening to 2020 thread. For those that don’t know them - they’ve released 4 albums (2 last year) & are approximately 70’s inspired indie folk/rock. Adrianne & Buck (guitarist), have also respectively released solo albums, the latter semi- country.

At the time of writing here this tribute hasn’t been uploaded to youtube and is only available as per this link.

Enjoy.

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John Prine ‘Stable on the Respirator’ After Hospitalization

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