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Thank you, Mary, for this post. "I don't want to talk about it now" resonated with me. This song painted my reality of time where I was in a relationship with someone. Fully invested in all the ways of our plans we bought to the table for our future together. Our lives took a turn became toxic the pain the lies the verbal abuse was my wakeup call. Funny all the possessions money lifestyle didn't matter. I just wanted love a real love I was told I could never have or didn't deserve. The joy inside my tears was when I overcame my weakness for a love that was never truly mine; was in of itself liberating. In a weird sort of way pain never felt so good at that time.... who was I fooling. I'm stronger now.

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Thank you for sharing this, Paula. 💙

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Thank you, Caroline Grevelle. I always enjoy reading your posts here.

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I have always loved Emmylou. I graduated from college in 1976. I have lots of her vinyl albums from that time, and later acquired CDs, including the Trio ones. (I love Linda and Dolly, too!) Elite Hotel is my favorite Emmylou album cover. Thank you for this positive post on her work!

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Love your music posts even though they remind me of how much I miss Eric Boehlert. Keep ‘em coming.

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I really miss Eric, too.

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I had only started listening to Eric Boehlert shortly before his death. Such a huge loss for his family and all of us.

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In addition to being a talented musician, Emmylou Harris is a huge dog lover and founded Bonaparte’s Retreat dog rescue https://www.bonapartesretreat.org/about

Just another reason to love her!

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This is great. And, for some reason, unexpected to me. Not sure why, since you clearly have very broad tastes and knowledge of music. I'm most familiar with her country music songs, especially her earlier material, as she was a favorite of my parents. She really has some beautiful, soulful songs that conjure up so much emotion and memories. Thanks so much for the post!

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I totally love "All the Roadrunning" with Mark Knopfler. Thank you for sharing all this beautiful music.

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Yes. It is a huge favorite of mine.

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Glad to see another Emmylou fan.

Among her MANY other talents, she's credited with identifying, or maybe collating artists who didn't fit into another neat category into, a genre of music now called "Americana," a blend of folk, bluegrass, pop and country.

Think I'll listen to Luxury Liner on the car system while I drive home.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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I appreciate being introduced to "new" music, Mary. Thank you for your Twofer Tuesday. 💙

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She's just enigmatic 💙 Thanks, Mary; a long with your recent Joan Armatrading essay, I'm fondly remembering more of my college time.

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Thank you, Mary. I’m going to play this tonight.

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I love Emmylou Harris. I first heard her on Bob Dylan’s album “Desire” released in 1976. Her beautiful voice contrasting with Dylan’s was amazing. One of my favorite all time albums.

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On a day other than Tuesday, give this one a listen. Emmylou with Linda Ronstadt. Discovered on a walk one day, filled me with desperation. So perfectly captures the futility of war.

https://youtu.be/VFZjeLGmhIw

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Forgot to include the title of the song, “1917”.

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Emmylou Harris, A Very Good Choice THE SUPERGROUP with Parton & Ronstad was memorable as well. Thanks for Guiding us Musically Mary. Your Fan John Pillin

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Thank you for this. Well-chosen songs. Emmy Lou is music royalty.

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Great article with & about great music!

Thanks for reminding me of these evocative tracks

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Some of my favorite artists!

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