Woody Guthrie (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Ax)

William Denton (buff@vex.net)
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 10:55:15 -0500 (EST) On Tue, 12 Jan 1999, Kevin Smith wrote:

: And this reminded me of something William Denton mentioned a few days ago:
: "....Arlo Guthrie doesn't seem like he'd read Himes."
: I dunno. This is the son who walks in the father's footprints, and it
: was Woody himself who wrote a zillion socialist anthems, about bank
: robbers and farmers, killers and Christ, very down on big money and
: the slimy, corrupt powers that be.

I thought about Woody but didn't mention him. I've always thought of Arlo
as much more friendly and non-threatening, but I don't know much about
him. Woody I've always admired, and ... let me see ... ah, I was right.

"'Woody and Jim took to each other like a pair of old hoboes,' Gordon
Friesen marvels. 'You could see that they had a lot in common.' Thompson
apparently pleased the singer with his knowledge of Haywire Mac and the
Texas Wobblies." That's from _Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson_,
by Robert Polito.


William Denton                       <URL:http://www.vex.net/~buff/>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada             Caveat lector.

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