Defend the Indefensible: Kentucky

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Appalshop - http://appalshop.org/

and their radio station, WMMT

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:27 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Seconded. And I love that it's just down the street from the Harry Caudill Library.

My only extended time in Kentucky gave me a pretty weird view of things, because I was in the mountains, doing interviews with people involved in (or affiliated with people involved in) this horrible thing. Grim towns there, always seemed too dark to me because the mountains crowd the sky so much, roads full of coal trucks, and everybody I talked to had some kind of horrible backstory: abuse, assault, drugs, poverty, etc etc. I spent an evening in the trailer of a 20-year-old girl who had to keep interrupting the interview when people would show up to buy pills and weed from her. I heard she landed in a mental hospital a year or two later.

Otoh, hanging out at Appalshop one day I met a woman who had a great story about how her dad used to own Dock Boggs' banjo. I checked it out and it was true, which eventually led to me making a visit to Mike Seeger in Virginia to see the banjo. So that was cool.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, put this in the "pro" column: http://www.newsomscountryham.com/

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesus Christ about those murders, tipsy. Not going to shake that from my head too easily.

fruitsbs (beachville), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I pulled off in the hometown of the Everly Bros one night and took a piss behind a catalog store.

pplains, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:02 (five years ago) Permalink

so there was pretty much no motive behind those murders? did they just need a van?

the late great, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Pretty much. I have my own theory about how/why it happened based on the personalities and dynamics of the six Kentucky kids, but when it comes down to it it was just an awful, nearly random thing.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

(ifwiw the article I wrote about it is the first thing linked in the footnotes to that wiki entry)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

reviving this thread to ask tipsy if he'd be willing to share a bit more about his theory on the Lillelid murders.

i have no connection to the case, just curious.

what a sad story.

alpine static, Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:02 (three years ago) Permalink


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