Richard Thompson, "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"

>> Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sort of in a Richard Thompson mood this afternoon. Actually, what I wanted to hear for some reason was Richard Thompson singing "Atlantic City" only I'm not sure he ever has, or if he has, it didn't show up on a YouTube search.

Someone needs to get right on that. Mr. Thompson?

The thing everybody seems to want to talk about today, the "big news", if you will, is apparently some deranged lunatics (is that redundant?) wanted to build a Romney-supporting PAC campaign based on Jeremiah Wright until the New York Times got a leak on it and now they're all embarrassed over it. I have no idea what to say about this because, you know, anyone still gives a shit about that? Really? Really really?

This is the kind of thing that strokes the balls of people who wouldn't be voting for Obama in 2012 anyway while everybody else stands around looking embarrassed and confused. I might be more interested if Jeremiah Wright were some sort of 19th Century frontier lumberjack à la Paul Bunyan (because, honestly, isn't that what a name like "Jeremiah Wright" instantly conjures?), but, alas. (I heard that Jeremiah Wright once buried a golden locket given to him by his mother but then he forgot where it was, so he dug up all of what we now call Lake Superior--it was a hill, at the time, you know--and he never did find his locket but after rain filled that hole he'd dug, he finally had a place he could water his horse, which was about the size an elephant wants to be and was named Ralph Witkins. Speaking of Ralph Witkins: one time, Jeremiah Wright was going to sculpt a stone monument to his horse, Ralph Witkins, and so he gathered up all the stone he could find, but then when he finally had just the right amount of stone, he realized he didn't know a whole lot about sculpting and abandoned the effort; well, wouldn't you know, a few years later some guy finds the pile of rocks Jeremiah Wright had gathered up, and instead of calling it after Ralph Witkins, he goes and names the pile "Mount McKinley," of all things. But let me tell you about the time Jeremiah Wright got hungry....)

Anyway, back to more pressing issues: anyone know how to get a petition to Richard Thompson?


Seth Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:30:00 PM EDT  

When I first saw this in Google Reader, I for some reason was thinking of Jim Thompson, the pulp novelist. And I think we all have to admit it would be pretty cool if there were a recording of that dude singing "Atlantic City"....

timb111 Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:05:00 AM EDT  

Sure fake me out. I had forgotten all about Jeremiah Wright (Jim's brother no doubt) and thought you were taking about some real folk legend. I don't remember anything about Ralph Witkins and searching doesn't reveal anything of interest.

Anyway, Richard Thompson is awesome.

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