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"He hasn't seen a wreck like this!"


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I've got "Jim Croce Live: The Final Tour" playing in the combo drive, when this phrase pops up in the intro to "Speedball Tucker." (The setup: a million-mile trucker is being interviewed on radio and notes that he'd wake up his co-driver to see what happens when a VW stopped to change a flat tire gets between a rig going down hill with no brakes and a gasoline truck heading up a two lane road in low gear.) The intro to the "Ball of Kerrymuir" is definitely "full of images," what's your image of this classic rocker/composer? :guitar:

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Jim Croce was a poet with a guitar wrapped around his fingers. His postage stamp songs were made memorable through his talent to convey imagery by placing common words in a particular order and then setting them adrift in streams of uncommonly profound melodies.

That his casual, curly-headed life followed the pattern of Buddy Holly is an amazing coincidence and is of equal tragedy to we who love good music.

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