The Great Compromise (John Prine)

April 8, 2020 11:09 PM

When I heard the news of John Prine's hospitalization on March 30, I was, of course, saddened. His music has meant so much to me over the decades. On that day, I recorded this cover of one of my favorites from Prine's early output, a political song cleverly disguised as a broken-hearted love ballad. There's a video I posted to YouTube of this very same performance, which also includes some spoken introduction, about how I was feeling upon getting the news of John's contracting the coronavirus, and so forth. So, if you'd like to hear that, and see the song performed, it's here. I did a little bit of work on the audio for this MeFiMu upload, though, so I think it might sound a little better here than on the video. Anyway, rest in peace, John Prine, rest in peace.

posted by flapjax at midnite (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Wow! Love the video and intro. Thank you!
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 7:26 AM on April 13


Thanks for listening, Kleenex!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:58 AM on April 15


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