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Still Fresh After 15 Years

I'm not sure how music works for you, but for me it's quite simple.  There are three categories: 1) Can't stand it 2) Tuna Sandwich 3) Love it and leave it 4) True love The first category is pretty self-explanatory.  Some songs rub me the wrong way and no matter how many times I hear it, I still can't stand it.  "Down on the Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, I'm looking in your direction. The second category is where a lot of the music ends up.  It's pretty good, but not amazing.  Kinda like a tuna sandwich.  I'll order it and it will be good and fill me up, but it's not so memorable. The next category are songs I enjoy it and play over and over and over again on my I-pod.  It's a torrid affair lasting several weeks or even months, but then suddenly I'm just done with the song.  Perhaps, I'll visit it again after several months or years, but I usually forget about it. The final category is for a select few tunes.   I don't know why, but these songs stand the test of time.  I won't listen to them every day or even every week, but when I do hear these particular songs they are as enjoyable to me today as the very first time I heard it. Here's one of those songs.  John Prine's "Ain't Hurtin' Nobody".  He'll be back in Madison on September 17th at Overture Center.  Enjoy:

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