I was wrong about the gay cowboy bit. It has been a while since I last listened to "Thanks for Chicago Mr. James", and my memory was led astray by someone’s remarks I read somewhere that the song was a forebear of Brokeback Mountain, and Walker had never got credit for this kind of daring songwriting.
On listening to the song again, I see that the lyrics only suggest that the speaker is a rural drifter, not an actual cowboy. I wonder if Walker found the inspiration for this drama of rural drifter and big-city homosexual sugar daddy from somewhere in the Beats.
― Melomane, Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:45 (one month ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Monday, 25 May 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link
no votes for "time operator"? insane!
― Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 25 May 2020 03:14 (one month ago) link
― doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 25 May 2020 06:57 (one month ago) link
Missed this but would have voted ‘Joe’, which really should have been on the boy child comp
― valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 25 May 2020 15:38 (one month ago) link