Melinda Belleville (mellobelle) Thu 19 Feb 09 07:02
From one Kentuckian to another, Ed, thanks so much for visiting. Thanks so much for being one of the brighter spots in this Commonwealth we love so much but has so much to overcome. You and Guerney and Wendall, et.al. make me proud to be a Kentuckian.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Thu 19 Feb 09 08:57
Thanks, Ed. Thanks, Scott.
Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 19 Feb 09 15:30
Ed, this might have been the best interview ever in inkwell, and there have been some great ones. It was also my first introduction to you and your writing and now I must find more. I will miss your voice here, the first thing I read every day for the last couple of weeks. Thanks so much for being here.
Steven McGarity (sundog) Mon 23 Feb 09 08:04
Been a wonderful discussion back up the stairways to our shared past. Thank you.
Strangest I Could Find (miltloomis) Sun 15 Mar 09 10:47
I was out of town for effectively about a month, including the week during which this conversation with Ed concluded, so didn't get around to injecting my comments on answers and on other comments. Let me add that yes, DRT is a landmark book to me. A couple of lesser-known works of the 60s also resonate with me, one being Freewheelin Frank, Secretary of the Angels, as told to Michael McClure by Frank Reynolds; and Be Not Content, A Subterranean Journal by William J. Craddock. Ed, your piece on the theft of your typewriter from your office in Palo Alto must be added to the Great Snapshots of the 60s album. It perfectly captures the feel of that wrinkled paisley time and the bizarre sorts of characters you'd meet, some not at all the sorts of people that your parents wanted you to be hanging out with, nor that you especially wanted to hang out with either, truth be known. Funny thing, among the characters I ran into along that golden road were a couple of bikers named Yogurt and Raisin. Whether it was the same Yogurt, who knows? Perhaps there were many ... I will now begin checking out the lesser-known books you mentioned if I can obtain them ... Thanks for a great conversation!
Scott MacFarlane (s-macfarlane) Mon 31 Aug 09 14:55
When Peter Rowan and Tony Rice played in Lousiville, KY last Friday (Aug. 28, 2009), Ed McClanahan reports that they asked him to open with a reading. Ed read excerpts from his 1972 piece, "Grateful Dead I Have Known" and said that he had a great response from the crowd of over 200 or so.
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