From Can’t Explain….
Dolly Parton, “Down From Dover” (1970)
I’m pretty sure I can trust that the Balloon Juice crowd knows the talents and values of Dolly Parton, so I’m going to skip the “better than you know” qualifications I ordinarily feel constrained to make at this point. Her target market audience may, I have a bad feeling, be the kind of people Matt Taibbi identified as constituents in the Tea Party base, riding around on Medicare-funded scooters and screeching about getting government out of healthcare, but never mind. She’s the real deal. This is probably my favorite by her, and certainly the genuine sense of sadness it evokes matches my own watching what went down in national politics this week, and worrying what comes next. Not that I’m trying to make an allegory out of it or anything.
Ethos: “Just Because I’m a Woman”
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