Those of the generation that endured the first "Great Depression" knew well of Woody Guthrie. Me I am of the generation that was familiar with his son, Arlo Guthrie. Both men, in particular Woody, were troubadours against social injustice and the plight of the working man. Where the hell is he at when we need him now. In fact where the hell is anyone that is sticking up for the working man? Woody Guthrie would be having a hay day with what is going on in our country today. It makes you wonder what kind of ballads he could have come up with to rail against the un-American corporate greed that is sapping the life blood out of this great country of ours? I hope that we are able to survive.
Anyway enough of that pontificating. This amazing book is what Fernando Lamas would say"absolutely marvelous" or is that ol' whats his name the comedian? Billy somebody oh yeah Crystal. Vladimir Radunsky perfectly matched the lyrics of Woody's with his art.
"You get a hammer and I'll get a nail;
You catch a bird and I'll catch a snail;
You bring a board and I'll bring a saw;
And we'll build a house for the baby-o.
(I wonder if the baby he was referring to was Arlo?)
(everybody sing now the chorus)
Hammer with my hammer
Cutting with my saw.
And so it goes. If you want to see the rest of the lyrics go to one of the links or go buy the damn book.
Well ( I know a deep subject for such a shallow mind) I guess that's 'bout it for now. I hope that you had fun because I know that I did. I will get an upholstery post up soon.
Until next time.