No Dolly Parton thread? Well then -- classic or hyperclassic?

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He says while listening to the single-disc comp of seventies/eighties stuff that BMG put out this year. It was 9 to 5 and after that I first knew about her back in the early eighties, and wasn't she on the Muppet Show as well? So clearly she kicks ass for that alone.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

john denver was on
'the muppet show' ned so that's
no criterion

dolly parton though
is one of our very best
songwriters ever

talk about someone
who's still trying new stuff now
forty years later!

Haikunym (Haikunym), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:04 (seventeen years ago) link

don't forget Dollywood!

atomic horseradish (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:05 (seventeen years ago) link

or the Alamo.

NA (Nick A.), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:07 (seventeen years ago) link

At a dedication ceremony in Dollywood (possibly for the Dolly-themed waterpark that now sits next door) she ended her Q&A session at the podium by saying: "alright guys, I gotta go take a leak." I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, DOLLY.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:08 (seventeen years ago) link

john denver was on
'the muppet show' ned so that's
no criterion

Hey now, that tribute album Kozelek coordinated gives me a new respect for the man.

I am listening to "The Bargain Store" right now and damn that's a good song.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:09 (seventeen years ago) link

And dammit I completely forgot about "Here You Come Again" until this very moment! I change the thread question to 'hyperclassic or hypermegaclassic?'

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:10 (seventeen years ago) link

the new dolly tribute disc is deadly boring, at least half of it

Haikunym (Haikunym), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:12 (seventeen years ago) link

'jolene' is easily one of the best songs evah! the pain, the analytical wit, the country sweetness of the melodi, the arrangement, the subtle lo-fi sound, the resignation. it's all there. no one can front on this (well, of course they can, but they should consider themselves outcasts around my parts)...

Jay Kid (Jay K), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, Jolene is a great fucking song. That is all I know of Dolly Parton's actual music but it's enough.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:41 (seventeen years ago) link

a supervisor at a job I used to have, w/ dolly on the stereo; "see that jolene? I'd kick her in the pie."

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:48 (seventeen years ago) link

"I Will Always Love You" = completely tear-jerking classic!!! Whitney butchered it with that over-preening pomp. Dolly's version sounds more like country-smoothed Spiritualized.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:02 (seventeen years ago) link

I've never listened to much Dolly - just what she performed on Hee Haw etc in the 70s.. but I do like what I have heard. And I think she is one of the most likable singers ever ...

..And she was great on Saturday Night Live - when she told folktales her mamma used to tell her and her siblings, about Hoss and Little Joe ..

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:07 (seventeen years ago) link

After "Jolene," my all-time fave is: "Traveling Man"

There's a good ep in last year's album.

dylan (dylan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:09 (seventeen years ago) link

He says while listening to the single-disc comp of seventies/eighties stuff that BMG put out this year. It was 9 to 5 and after that I first knew about her back in the early eighties, and wasn't she on the Muppet Show as well? So clearly she kicks ass for that alone.
-- Ned Raggett (ne...), November 11th, 2003

Knew about her back? I wanna know about her front! HI-YO!

Dean Gulberry (deangulberry), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:11 (seventeen years ago) link

"The Bargain Store" is one of my top ten favorite songs of all time. According to a recent interview with My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe, it was also the song that Bilinda Butcher sang to audition for the band.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:36 (seventeen years ago) link

does anyone here know roscoe holcomb? once john cohen asked him what he sounded like as a young man, and he said, "there's a singer on the tv, that's what i sounded like." he was talking about dolly parton.

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:41 (seventeen years ago) link

this is when she was on porter wagoner's tv show

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:41 (seventeen years ago) link

what do you people think of "down from dover"?

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:41 (seventeen years ago) link

whoever said her latest album has a good EP on it = otm. There's some great songs on there, but the more contemporary covers are kinda lame (even if she does leave in the "I get no kick from cocaine" line in "I Get a Kick Out of You"). I do like her version of Down from Dover.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:48 (seventeen years ago) link

contemporary is the wrong word there. Replace that with "pop hits" or something...

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:49 (seventeen years ago) link

she wrote "down from dover"!!

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:51 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm easily confused on who wrote what in Dolly's catalog. Well, I know she didn't write that stupid Candlebox song or "I Get a Kick Out of You" at least...

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh, man, do I miss my Mom's Dolly rekkids right now! Oh, does anybody know the best comp to get??????

Ann Sterzinger (Ann Sterzinger), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 19:16 (seventeen years ago) link

The idea of Candlebox trying to cover "Jolene" fills me with mirth. Martin Skidmore and I both agreed that the White Stripes cover of same was their finest moment -- he was not aware of the Sisters of Mercy one, which I have to say I do enjoy but I would. Then there's the One Dove cover...

Oh, does anybody know the best comp to get??????

Well, this one I just got is called Ultimate Dolly Parton, release date this year, hour long. But those who know her work better might suggest something else.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 19:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Geraldine Fibbers' cover of "Jolene" R0XX0R!!!

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 19:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Walked in on my Mom watching Oprah the other day when I was at my parent's house, and Dolly was being interviewed with one of those country pop people I don't care about. Anyway when I walked in she refered to herself as a "walking cartoon" or something to that effect, talking about all the plastic surgery, etc. From what I can tell she is one of the most down to earth people (not just famous musicians) I have ever seen. She also called her chest "Weapons of Mass Distraction". I left when the song started up, though because you could hardly hear Dolly's (beautiful) voice over the pop-tard's. The techie in me got very angry at Oprah's sound folks. I'm just amazed that at her age she still has such a beautiful voice, such a great sense of humor (esp. about herself), and she has so much energy.

Mike Salmo (salmo), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 20:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Here You Come Again. Yes. Oh baby yes.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 21:13 (seventeen years ago) link

There are certain features to Dolly Parton that are classic. Two of them, actually...

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 21:14 (seventeen years ago) link

she's the perfect case of someone that i wanted with all my heart to hate but just ended up loving. her voice, her music, her sense of humor, she just rules. Why is it that country music's veterans are so much cooler than rock's.

Felcher (Felcher), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 21:17 (seventeen years ago) link

-.+?

Felcher (Felcher), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 21:18 (seventeen years ago) link

There are certain features to Dolly Parton that are classic. Two of them, actually...

Remind me to have you killed.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 21:19 (seventeen years ago) link

"Better Bring it On Home" is a showstopper! Porter and Dolly !!!! Yeah!

thomas de'aguirre (biteylove), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 23:24 (seventeen years ago) link

super ultra heap big dolly discography/reviews here

duane, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 23:34 (seventeen years ago) link

oh yeah & i say classic of course

duane, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 23:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Dolly Parton live is the best show I've ever seen. Ultramegasuperclassic. Totally search her 50s stuff with Porter Waggoner also - some hidden gems like that one about her being a lady muleskinner...

Jacob (Jacob), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 01:55 (seventeen years ago) link

"Down from Dover" is one of the best songs ever. No questions about it. Almost as good as "Love is Like a Butterfly".

Charlie Rose (Charlie Rose), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 04:08 (seventeen years ago) link

"Down from Dover" makes me cry (okay not really, but it is pretty touching). I've never heard Dolly's ORIGINAL version though. I mostly know it from the fantastic Hazlewood/Sinatra version on Nancy and Lee Again.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 04:25 (seventeen years ago) link

The version on Halos and blah blah is really nice btw

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 04:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Thanks for the Parton thread, it reawakened a jones... when I first read the title "Coat of Many Colors" started playing in my head and I flashed back to a really happy moment when I was very very young and I just ordered the Coat ot Many Colors album and I'm so so so looking forward to it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann Sterzinger (Ann Sterzinger), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 05:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Rah! Glad to bring back the memories. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 05:35 (seventeen years ago) link

by coinkidink I just met Dolly at the CMT music awards shoot. aside from the aforementioned cartoon-ish fronal assets she looks a little freaky close up - something of the michael jackson living surgical experiment about her these days unfortunatley. as she said: "it takes a lot of money to look this cheap!". definatley agree she's still got it going on live...living legend

bakhtin, Wednesday, 12 November 2003 05:53 (seventeen years ago) link

ned, i'll helpfully remind to kill geir any time you like.

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 07:38 (seventeen years ago) link

Stone-cold classic. Her first bluegrass album, 'The Grass is Blue', is pretty cool too.
Re. Down from Dover, I think Nancy's cover is slightly superior, probably thanks to the OTT sobbing.

Baaderist (Fabfunk), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 09:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Second "The Grass is Blue," especially the spooky version of "Silver Dagger."

Sally Timms does a nice version of "Down From Dover." When I saw her a few years ago, she prefaced it by recounting a fantasy of running off to be lovers with Dolly and resting her head on Dolly's breasts.

One of my friends has interviewed her several times for assorted publications. One time, while they were walking and chatting, she turned a corner ahead of him and rammed his elbow with her breasts. "Oops," she said, "I didn't leak on you, did I?"

And the log-cabin reproduction at Dollywood of her childhood home is affecting despite the cheesiness, because you stick your head in there and try to imagine a couple of grown-ups and 10 kids all running around and it really is kind of amazing and it does tell you something about her resilience and also her affection for the place.

"Coat of Many Colors" made me all misty-eyed when I was a kid. (er, still does, actually.)

spittle, Wednesday, 12 November 2003 09:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Has anyone else seen her amazing film Straight Talk? where she plays a radio psychologist?

Amazing film, stellar soundtrack!

Kevin Erickson, Wednesday, 12 November 2003 15:28 (seventeen years ago) link

if Teardrops Were Pennies, and Heartaches Were Gold

christina, Wednesday, 12 November 2003 21:55 (seventeen years ago) link

I found a song of hers not too long ago, called "Don't Drop Out" and it's the best Shangri-Las song they never did. It's a perfect over the top pop song that I sounds like it was recorded in the mid to late sixties. Has anyone else heard it? And if so, are there more songs by Dolly that sound anything like it?

Charlie Rose (Charlie Rose), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 23:07 (seventeen years ago) link

spittle:

hmmm. interesting. what would she leak I wonder?

bakhtin, Thursday, 13 November 2003 07:39 (seventeen years ago) link

when I reviewd her last album, I talked about how she deserves, but doesn't really get the same *rockist* (i didn't use that term though) acclaim and respect as Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard have over the last decade. I concluded though:
"But then, none of those guys have their own theme park, so Dolly wins."

Huckleberry Mann (Horace Mann), Thursday, 13 November 2003 14:47 (seventeen years ago) link

eight months pass...

what is the best dolly parton compilation out there please

lex pretend, Monday, 30 June 2014 06:41 (six years ago) link

i've got the essential dolly parton, its awesome, but i havent compared it to any others

just sayin, Monday, 30 June 2014 09:04 (six years ago) link

http://marcelmarceau123.svbtle.com/mimin-dolly

piscesx, Monday, 30 June 2014 11:26 (six years ago) link

The Essential has pleased me almost ten years.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 June 2014 12:00 (six years ago) link

she really deserves a quality box set; the closest is (duh) from Bear Family: http://www.bear-family.de/blog/BearWordPress_EN/2014/02/07/dolly-parton-porter-wagoner/

I've gotten by with a lot of downloads+vinyl scouring (primarily because my favorite stuff is from her pre-disco period - although there is plenty of great stuff during and after that as well)

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 June 2014 16:20 (six years ago) link

altho I should point out that Bear Family box is all w/Porter and doesn't cover her (also great, possibly greater) solo material from the same period

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 June 2014 16:21 (six years ago) link

The Dolly box set is pretty damn great.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 30 June 2014 17:05 (six years ago) link

you mean the 4-disc one?

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 June 2014 17:14 (six years ago) link

yes. Sorry, I should have clarified.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 30 June 2014 17:14 (six years ago) link

yep that four disk one is awesome.

jamiesummerz, Monday, 30 June 2014 21:23 (six years ago) link

What I love about Dolly is not whether or not she's actually playing the sax (um ...) but that she recognized that there is a time and place for everything, and that that was the perfect time and place for "Yakety Sax."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 04:37 (six years ago) link

There are some clear lip-synch fails towards the start of that televised Glastonbury set.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 08:26 (six years ago) link

"My boobs are fake, my hair's fake but what is real is my voice and my heart." - Dolly Parton, 30 June 2014

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 1 July 2014 09:57 (six years ago) link

Who gives a fuck. Is there really anyone who thinks Dolly cant really sing? I mean maybe she cant belt em out anymore and if so whatever she is old but she has 50 years of beautiful singing behind her its not like she's some talentless ingenue that's been faking it and hoodwinking the audience this whole time.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 14:41 (six years ago) link

i'm thinking at this age there might be a few of the higher register faster songs where she has a bit of "help", but there are definitely only a few - seen her twice in the last few years and there's been definite adlibs in middle of songs, slightly missed notes, improvs reacting to crowd etc. and both shows have been amazing.

and also, who gives a fuck?

jamiesummerz, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 14:48 (six years ago) link

i'm more frazzled about the fake boobs thingy

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 1 July 2014 14:51 (six years ago) link

my point is that Dolly lip-syncing at this stage of her career is not really similar to, say, Ashley Simpson lip-syncing.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 15:36 (six years ago) link

baaderonixx she had a reduction at one point and then i believe had a bit of extra work done some time after that, but no, the large-osity is famously real

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 1 July 2014 15:40 (six years ago) link

yeah I don't think you could even get fake boobs like that in the late 60s

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 15:44 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Happy 70th bday!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:51 (five years ago) link

happy bday

but jeez with everything going on lately i was worried for a second

nomar, Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:53 (five years ago) link

So she and Bowie were the same age?! Doesn't seem possible.

But happy birthday, Dolly. You're underrated and underappreciated.

Meat Sheet (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 19 January 2016 18:01 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

Trying to buy "Little Sparrow" as a present for someone but it seems curiously difficult to find... in the UK, that is.

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Monday, 26 September 2016 17:52 (four years ago) link

... on CD, that is (again).

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Monday, 26 September 2016 17:52 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

I probably think about this Ebert and Siskel exchange about Dolly Parton every month and should probably do it more often. pic.twitter.com/SySz9ydMnm

— Vinegar Mike 🏳️‍🌈 (@VinegarMike) February 11, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 15 February 2019 03:14 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

As hyperclassic as her covers.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 February 2020 02:37 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

Last fall, former President Barack Obama told Stephen Colbert that he was "shocked" Dolly Parton hadn't gotten a Presidential Medal of Freedom during his time in office. "That was a screwup," he said. "I think I assumed she had already got one."

Now, the country icon says the Trump administration offered her the honor, not once but twice — and she turned it down both times. "I couldn't accept it because my husband was ill, and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn't travel because of the COVID," she said in an interview with the Today show.

Only two weeks into his term, President Biden has not yet announced any new Medal of Freedom recipients. But Parton says she'd be hesitant to accept a possible third offer. "Now I feel like if I take it, I'll be doing politics, so I'm not sure."

And, she added, "I don't work for those awards. It'd be nice, but I'm not sure that I even deserve it. But that's a nice compliment for people to think that I might deserve it."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 21:16 (one month ago) link

-___________-

Dolly Parton has re-recorded her hit song 9 to 5, in a Super Bowl ad for Squarespace, as "5 to 9," as an ode to having a side hustle https://t.co/tmfbUbJqaA

— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) February 2, 2021

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 21:33 (one month ago) link

yeah saw she was losing twitter today

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 21:33 (one month ago) link

Side hustles: Classic or Dud?

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 21:37 (one month ago) link

would she have accepted a Dolly Pardon?

StanM, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 21:45 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Dolly is really getting baconed these days

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

9 to 5 is le epic socialist anthem

Left, Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:20 (two weeks ago) link

The melody was familiar, but the words were written for the moment: “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate.”

Dolly Parton, the country music legend who wrote “Jolene” — and updated its lyrics for the coronavirus era — was in Nashville on Tuesday to get the Moderna vaccine, which she helped fund.

Amid swaths of vaccine skepticism in the United States, prominent politicians and celebrities have received their shots publicly to encourage others to sign up. Parton’s Instagram video came as President Biden said the country would have enough vaccine doses for every adult by the end of May, earlier than July, as previously announced, bringing the promise of a more normal summer.
In February the singer, who’s also beloved for her philanthropy, told USA Today that she wouldn’t “jump the line” to get vaccinated.

On Tuesday, it was Parton’s turn, and she had a message for others.

“I just want to say to all of you cowards out there, don’t be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot,” the 75-year-old said in the video.

To get hers, Parton returned to a place and a doctor that tie her to the Moderna vaccine.

Naji Abumrad, a Lebanese-born physician and professor of surgery, first met Parton after the singer got into a minor car accident in 2013 and visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The chance meeting led to a friendship between “two poor, mountain kids trying to get by, though they were raised more than 6,000 miles apart,” The Washington Post’s Timothy Bella reported. Last year, Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt in the doctor’s honor, helping to fund the early stages of coronavirus research.

“Her work made it possible to expedite the science behind the testing,” Abumrad told The Post at the time. “Without a doubt in my mind, her funding made the research toward the vaccine go 10 times faster than it would be without it.”

Parton previously told USA Today: “I think I’m getting more credit than I deserve. But I was just so happy to be a small part, and to plant a seed that would grow into something bigger.”

The bond between the two was on display in Tuesday’s video.

Parton, wearing a dress with open shoulders, put on a mask as Abumrad entered.

“You and I have been friends forever, and I thought it was only appropriate that you should be the one to give me my shot today,” Parton said, joking that she hoped he had practiced.

As Abumrad prepared to give her the shot, Parton joked, “Well it didn’t take this long to film ‘9 to 5,’” referring to her 1980 movie.

“You think you got it?” she said.

“I got it,” Abumrad replied.

“I did it,” Parton said. “I did it.”

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 14:08 (yesterday) link

Dolly is really getting baconed these days

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown),

Nigella Lawson as well!

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 15:29 (yesterday) link

Um, baconed?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:46 (yesterday) link

Turned into a meme, generally agreed upon to be EPIC BACON AWESOMESAUCE. For recent examples, see: Keanu Reeves, Werner Herzog.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:05 (yesterday) link

I do find these spontaneous outpourings of adoration for seemingly random artists somewhat annoying too, but the good outweighs the bad imo - lots of people get exposed to Dolly Parton's music, which is great.

Nigella feels more contained because it's mostly a UK (and within that, left twitter) thing.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:07 (yesterday) link

James, there's a 77 thread on this phenomenon, which also includes zombies and moustaches iirc

rob, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:08 (yesterday) link

Ha, thanks, I saw that thread but still couldn't quite figure it out, didn't have time to peruse properly.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:29 (yesterday) link

this and the lionization of Keanu seem like maybe a response to #MeToo when it was revealed that a lot of the celebrities we liked are actually scumbags so its refreshing to encounter one that actually does seem good and genuine

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:40 (yesterday) link

I assumed it meant stoned. like, more than baked.

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:57 (yesterday) link

I was briefly confused as to whether it meant something good or bad because of all the disappointment online about her rewriting 9 to 5 for that ad. I'm glad to see that's being pretty much forgotten.

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 18:12 (yesterday) link

twitter calling someone a "national treasure" is a warning sign that baconing is occuring

https://twitter.com/search?q=dolly%20parton%20national%20treasure&src=typed_query

also protecting them "at all costs"

https://twitter.com/search?q=protect%20dolly%20parton%20at%20all%20costs&src=typed_query

Dolly Parton is the new Betty White. We must protect them both at all costs.

— Adam O'Neill (@oneilla01) March 3, 2021

Excellent examples, thanks!

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 18:39 (yesterday) link

I assumed it meant stoned. like, more than baked.

Hah, same here. Yeah, I get mixed feelings about these sudden outpourings of celebrity adulation. With Dolly, it's fine because (except for her decade of disposable, mega-selling pop) I already loved her music, and as a humanitarian, she was already pretty awesome, even before donating $1+ million to what ended up resulting in the Moderna vaccine (without ANY fanfare to boot - it only came out because they were more or less compelled to list her as one of the financial benefactors after completing their clinical trials).

But it also gets ridiculously smarmy, especially when I've now heard "national treasure" applied to everyone from Julie Andrews to Tom Petty in the last few years - I'm sure they're all good people but c'mon.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 18:46 (yesterday) link

(without ANY fanfare to boot - it only came out because they were more or less compelled to list her

Same with her producing "Buffy"!*

* (yeah, I know, but still)

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 19:16 (yesterday) link


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