Those Years, and These

The Country (Image courtesy of Roots Vinyl Guide)

“So the subtle face is a loser, this time around.

Here we are in the years

Where the Showman shifts the gears, lives become careers,

Children cry in fear, ‘let us out of here.’”

— Neil Young

Labor Day, 1962. We were hosting our annual barbecue with our neighbors — spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, homemade ice cream…



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Terry Barr

Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in The Riff, InTune, FanFare, A Cornered Gurl, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Flint&Steel.