Sunday, March 29, 2009

April Fools: The Definition of a Fool

Tom Russell and Barrence Whitfield: The Definition of a Fool

[rare; but still available here]

Language is a slippery bugger. Because dictionary definitions are easily trumped in realtime by the way people really understand a word's meaning, my favorite professors taught me that you can't talk about a subject until you've defined its terms up front.

Here, folksinger Tom Russell and country bluesman Barrence Whitfield -- two men who are not afraid to look a little foolish themselves -- team up to give us a Claptonesque blues with a reggae beat that should shed some light on the subject.

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