...and the beat goes on...
Jared Jernagan

THURSDAY JAM: On the backroads by the rivers of my memory

Posted Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 11:39 PM
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  • it's just knowing that the world will not be cursing or forgiving when i walk along some railroad track and find...

    -- Posted by Alice Addertongue on Fri, Nov 26, 2021, at 11:23 AM
  • Jared, thanks for this beautiful essay. I have always loved this song and I have watched this same video version dozens of times. Upon hearing the Hartford song, Campbell is said to have remarked that he felt it needed to be done at a more spritely tempo. His quicker rendition turned it into a hit record for sure. It also made it more challenging to sing the complicated lyrics. Listening now, the line about "the rivers of my memory" always touches me deeply given Campbell's fight with Alzheimer's, a disease that attacks those "rivers" and eventually causes them to run dry. My mother suffered from the same attack. The fact that Glen was able to sing the song pretty much right up until his death represents one of the mysteries of the disease: how music can be a bridge back to that former self, if only fleetingly. Thanks for your great writing, and happy belated Thanksgiving!

    -- Posted by LocalPaper on Wed, Dec 1, 2021, at 8:24 AM
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    Sir, your assessment of this ditty is spot on... I'm not a Beer drinker, but it would be my pleasure to buy you a cold one and talk Music...

    Happy New Year to you and yours...

    -- Posted by ridgerunner54 on Tue, Jan 4, 2022, at 6:37 PM
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