gone from places you will never get to / by Matthew Thompson

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   Inimitable quote from Skip James, American blues musician from the 1930s. I'm a big fan of James; his heartbroken open D-minor guitar style and strangely serene falsetto made for some of the starkest blues music ever put to record. Sheesh, that voice. I've never heard a voice so lonesome, so sunless - each sigh, each murmur sounds to me as if it were emanating from a deep, dark well.

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   In other news, I ran 26.2 miles in the rain yesterday. Legs are feeling inside-out and goddamn alive.