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.

3 comments:

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Love, love, love that movie! Reminded me so much of our trips to Tennessee (in a good way).

Cheryl said...

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." - Abraham Lincoln

Have a great trip - C

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

oooh I love that movie. thanks for sharing..hope your 4th was sparkly.
xo lulu