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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ida Lee is Here and Gone´╗┐

     Winter Storm Ida Lee arrived in Kornfield County Thursday evening dumping around 3 inches of snow on the ground. The Nemec Ranch reported a quarter inch of snow, while the  Ponderosa claims a little more than that. This was a very light snow in consistency as well. No shovel needed. Just sweep it out of the way. Snow removal from the streets of Mitchell started at 11pm last night. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate guess it didn't take long! 

Buddy Holly Lives by Jerry Hinkle

     Thanks to my Grandma, I gained a deep appreciation for Classical music. you know from like way back in the old days, the Fifties! When I was growing up, "Chantilly Lace" by the Big Bopper from 1958 was right up there with "Row row row your boat", "Jack and Jill", or any other Mother Goose Rhyme.
      It was through the Big Bopper that I was introduced to Buddy Holly. They both grew up in Texas, and hit it big in the infancy of the Rock Era of popular music. And sadly both met a sudden tragic end in the same plane crash 54 years ago this month.
Buddy Holly has lived on as an influence to many Rock stars. His guitar style, his songwriting style, and even his singing style influence many popular musical acts, and I wonder how many of them know it. When one thinks of it, his band, the Crickets, were in fact the first "boy band". Unlike the boy bands of today, the Crickets actually played musical instruments as the sang, which is a little much to ask of those cats in One Direction, I guess! But listen to Buddy sing "Peggy Sue" sometime. Then listen to the One Direction song "What makes you beautiful" you can almost certainly hear the Holly influence in their vocal style nearly from the beginning.
So what does this mean. It means I'd best be careful when I chastise the One Direction Fanbase, because it appears that we have similar taste in music!

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