But I'm feeling thoroughly curmudgeonly this morning. Mostly it's medical (a yeast infection means I feel too sore to move) but also the heat and weird sleep schedule - all of which means I'm in no frame of mind to deal with difficult, complicated topics with grace. :-S
I can, however, post some videos. I'm sorry to report that Doc Watson at eighty-nine has sailed west. Even at that age, it seems too soon; his music was a staple of my childhood. And following my tradition, whenever a musician dies, it's time for some music in memoriam:
First, Doc Watson by himself playing Gershwin's "Summertime":
And also a truly first-class jam session with Doc Watson, Ricky Scaggs, and Earl Scruggs:
It's been too long since I've listened to him. A great musician all around.