Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Dirty Old South
I'll be heading out tomorrow, to celebrate the 4th in the dirty old south. Making this trip always reminds me of the documentary "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus", in which alt country musician Jim White describes his idea of the rural South. The film is a collage of stories and testimonies, almost invariably of sudden death, sin or redemption: Heaven or Hell, with no middle ground. And all the while, a strange Southern Jesus looms in the background.
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