Tag: ballads

Kenny Rogers Breaks Even

 

Kenny Rogers has died. He had been in ill-health for a couple of years and was 81 when he died. It was not unexpected. He had received his three-score and ten, with more than a little change back.

Still, it is sad. He was one of my favorites when I was young, and the master of the storytelling ballad. My title for this borrows from one of his most famous ballads, “The Gambler.”

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Note: All translation from ‘Anglo-Saxon is the author’s. English had not long been a written language before it began producing masterworks of poetry. One of the earliest and to my mind most beautiful is the elegy we call “The Seafarer” in modern scholarship. It begins like this: Preview Open

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Folks, if you missed the gun, Ricochet’ own Mark started what we could make into a long series of posts on Sinatra. It’s been an hundred years to the day. Sinatra has qualities that recommend him to conservatives–& other qualities, too. He may have been the first of the singers America learned to love whom […]

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