May 2010

Musin’s and Thinkin’s

A Monthly Stroll Down Folksy Byways

with Jack Pendarvis

It’s no secret that I used to be one of those grizzled, alcoholic country musicians with a lot of integrity and faded dreams of glory who has to hit rock bottom before stumbling on one final shot at redemption in the most unlikely of places: a hot nineteen-year-old girl.

Well, those rowdy days are behind me now. I live with a completely different nineteen-year-old girl.

A lot of well-intentioned folks ask me if it was tough to give up the glamour and excitement of life on the road for the tamer pleasures of my twilight years. Quite the contrary, as visitors to the old homestead find out quickly. Even the most skeptical soon fall under the enchantment of gentle country nights and the innocent pastimes of a seemingly bygone era.

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Jack Pendarvis has written three books.

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