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    RIP John Prine

    Just a little while ago. I was really hoping he would pull through. I bet his flag decal still gets him in.
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    Damn. I was set to see him later this month (before all the cancellations.) A genuis songwriter.
    "In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
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    I firmly believe there are two camps of people: Those who consider John Prine one of the best songwriters of all time, and those who haven't heard him.
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    This one hurts.

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    Re: RIP John Prine

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    I firmly believe there are two camps of people: Those who consider John Prine one of the best songwriters of all time, and those who haven't heard him.
    Never really heard of him. Some guys I enjoy listening to are heartbroken by his passing. Probably one of those guys whose genius is in other people's music.

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    Re: RIP John Prine

    I saw Ryan Bingham in concert in like 2010 or 2011 and loved it. A buddy of mine told me to listen to John Prine after that and he blew me away.

    He had kinda fallen out of my Spotify rotation so to speak, but after he got sick the other day Stephen Colbert posted a song they did together like 2 years ago online and it honestly made me cry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XokTQSGNj3Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Never really heard of him. Some guys I enjoy listening to are heartbroken by his passing. Probably one of those guys whose genius is in other people's music.
    I'd recommend starting with his self-titled record and then his final record, Tree of Forgiveness. The change in his voice will be weird at first, but it'll give you a great bookend to his career and make you want to dive deep into the rest.
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    This one hurts. John Prine has just always existed and always would, as far as I was concerned. Kicked cancer to the curb twice and even admitted he liked what the second bout did to his old voice. As far as his music goes, I can't think of a songwriter I like more than Prine. He always said to me through his music, "The world's not fair, so what? Things can go to pot, so what? People can be crappy, so can you. So what. We're all in this together, be nice to one another, it'll be more fun that way."





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    This is the one I can't get enough of today.

    "The moon and stars hang out in bars just talkin'
    I still love that picture of us walkin'
    Just like that old house we thought was haunted
    Summer's end came faster than we wanted

    So come on home..."
    "In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
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    Re: RIP John Prine

    I had only heard a smattering of John Prine songs, Dear Abbey and Don’t Bury me were the mai ones, my uncle had that album and played it all the time. Hearing of his death made me dive into his catalogue and got to say I’m a fan. RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    I had only heard a smattering of John Prine songs, Dear Abbey and Donít Bury me were the mai ones, my uncle had that album and played it all the time. Hearing of his death made me dive into his catalogue and got to say Iím a fan. RIP
    Pass it on, my friend. Prine was an American treasure. Rodney Crowell posted such a moving tribute to him the day after he died, calling him the real founder of Americana music.
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    Re: RIP John Prine

    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

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