Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Well, I'll be.

Just got an e-mail from Dave Helton noting that today is the the 80th birthday of one of America's great musicians, Earl Scruggs.

I have to admit I thought Earl had gone on to his reward a good while ago, but he seems to still be kicking along and able to get at least three of his fingers moving.

There are several sites around devoted to Earl and to his longtime partner Lester Flatt and to the Foggy Mountain Boys, but the Flatt and Scruggs Preservation Society seems to be the most comprehensive. (Martha White Flour also has a tribute to their work.)

So, anyway, Happy Birthday, Mr. Scruggs!

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