Wednesday, January 18, 2006

This Man Is a Legend

Yeah, I know he's been doing this for, like, 30 years now, but it's better late than never, right? So I'm maybe not the first person to say it, but Garrison Keillor is a genius, OK? That's my thought for the day.

I mean, think about it. He's writing original music, lyrics, essays and stories every week for Prarie Home Companion. He's cranking out more original material in one year than most artists generate in a lifetime. Now multiply that by THIRTY. Are you kiddin' me?!?

And it's not junk. It's good material. It's moving, political, bizarre, and touchingly humorous. People like this don't come along all that often. Zappa comes to mind, but that's about it.

Anyone out there in comment land think of anyone else?

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