It’s great to see someone write about
Harry Crews. He wrote terrific outrageous and violent novels about the South. I especially recommend Body (about bodybuilding which I have no interest in but loved the book). Also try A Feast of Snakes, All We Need of Hell, and Car.
Crews also taught Michael Connolly whose fine mystery novels have no resemblance to Crews’s work.
“I’ve Lost You”, Elvis Presley’s follow-up to The Wonder of You in 1970 only got to #85 on the charts. The original version was by Matthews’ Southern Comfort which was released earlier in 1970.
Elvis Presley’s 1970
“The Wonder of You” is an over-the-top slab of sentiment but I must admit I enjoy it. Like some of his other records, others recorded it earlier but not nearly as successfully.
The 1958 original by Vince Edwards was not released. The 1959 version by Ray Peterson reached #25 on the charts. Presley’s version reached #9
“Kentucky Rain” is a lesser Elvis Presley single, only reaching #16 on the charts in 1970. The song’s co-author Eddie Rabbit recorded his version in 1978.
I only use it for birthdays and checking on news about people I worked with and went to school with.
I spent most of my career as an analyst working for management in the government. I found (somewhat surprisingly) that bosses appreciate it when you give them bad news. There are several reasons:
It gives them a chance to react and make the situation better They should hear it from someone who works for them rather than an outsider. They don’t want to be caught offguard.
This applies to this situation. Putin’s employees should have told him the truth. If he discourages people from giving him bad news, that’s going to harm him in the long run (which is fine with me).
This was a terrible idea by DeJoy. Many Republicans don’t believe in climate change.
Bad news for the US. I blame Trump and his cult.