iii points festival only offered a 5-day refund window (wtf?) for their tix and i didn't learn this until now, so i can't get back my $100 tix through their system. literally the most infuriating instance of poor damage control i have had to deal with during this pandemic
Can't say I ever really paid attention to John Prine... probably too "country" for my tastes up until recently. Queued up his first album on Spotify just now, and the first lines of "Illegal Smile" are immediately relevant to how life feels right now. Wow.
I really don't know much about Prine but still feel the sadness of losing such an incredible man who has helped so many heal through music. If you're like me, and don't know much about him, I stumbled upon the first review ever written about him, which happened to be by Roger Ebert in 1970: John Prine: American Legend | Features | Roger Ebert
John Prine was the first concert I ever went to with my (now) fiancé. We tried to see him in concert after that any time he came to NY. And Prime Prine was the first record I ever bought her as a result of her introducing him to me properly. RIP John and thanks for the happy memories.