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    RIP Loretta Lynn

    Here's the Washington Post obit--unpaywalled
    https://wapo.st/3RPi9i9

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    RIP Loretta Lynn

    Strength you dont see ever day.
    watch out for snakes

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    I met her when she was touring in 1997. What a remarkable woman! RIP
    "Let's be careful out there."

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    If you watch it to the end, you get an inkling of what it was like for Loretta to be doing her thing in a man's world, in the 60s...
    Last edited by highangle; 10-04-2022 at 01:55 PM.

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    Van Lear Rose is a great album. RIP
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    The Coal Miners Daughter is a great movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by irul&ublo View Post
    Van Lear Rose is a great album. RIP
    I came here to say this, such a great album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irul&ublo View Post
    Van Lear Rose is a great album. RIP
    That it is. RIP

    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post



    If you watch it to the end, you get an inkling of what it was like for Loretta to be doing her thing in a man's world, in the 60s...
    What a fucking asshole.

    RIP LL.

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    Her duets with Conway blasting on a Waffle House jukebox were great resting on road trips or during a hungover breakfast.


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    Loretta, like Dolly, made a very good living having her brains and determination grossly underestimated.

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    Todd Snider posted this about her:

    i knew loretta thru her daughter peggy.
    she is married to one of my oldest and closest friends mark marchetti
    and because of them loretta knew of me.

    she asked if i wanted to try to write a song
    we sat at her office and wrote a song called
    "dont tempt me"
    and i just remember that we were laughing the whole time
    and that i felt like i'd really made a friend.

    then she asked me out to the house to write another song.
    this time we went to her writing cabin and we were playing guitars
    and talking about what we could sing about.
    she said "go look in that refrigerator todd"
    so i did, and when i opened it
    a bunch of yellow legal pads with her words written all over them, fell out onto the floor.
    the refrigerator was stuffed completely full of bits of lyrics by loretta lynn
    that went back to the sixties.
    she said smoke one of your doobies
    and go thru those.
    see if anything jumps out at you.

    i sat there on the floor going thru them.
    i couldn't believe what i was seeing.
    i quickly found a lyric that said
    "i love you more than she ever will
    but the only way she can get a man is steal.
    i don't know if i should tell you this or not
    but she's got everything it takes to take everything you've got."

    and i said "loretta, my god, what is this?"
    and she said "oh yeah i remember that little bitch"
    she asked me to sing it
    knowing i'd only seen the lyrics
    so i just sang a melody without thinking
    and she said that was it.

    then she made up the rest
    as if "we" were doing it.
    i couldn't keep my mouth shut
    but not cuz i was talking.
    she said "always keep the poetry out"
    she said they ruined lyrics.
    swoon...
    i'll never forget that.

    she wanted to know about elvis costello
    because she was working with him
    and she thought he wanted to use too many chords.

    she mentioned the scruffy kid from Minnesota
    who got caught out with his name.
    she said he had some songs she admired
    and that he seemed to still be doing really good.
    i said "bob dylan?"
    and she said yes.
    she said he was good at lyrics.

    when she recorded the song i wrote with her
    she did it in the cabin johnny cash passed away in.
    john carter told me that she would park her bus by the cabin
    and stay over night just below his bedroom window.
    one night at three a.m.
    he woke to the sound of some old country music
    and looked out his window to see
    loretta lynn
    spinning barefoot in the grass
    like a teenager.
    she was 80.
    the next day he asked her what she was doing
    and she said
    "i was dancing with your dad"

    he said the next night she did it again.

    i have to admit i had a genuine crush on her.
    i loved her so much.
    she was so funny...
    i would laugh til i was coughing
    she was magic.

    my buddy mark told me
    that earlier in the day on tuesday
    loretta said,
    "i'm going to heaven tonight."
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "I'd eat a bag of Dicks and wash it down with a Coke any day." - iceman

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