| ©2013 Alex Emond|
Speaking of GENERAL MOTORS products, I heard Don Maclean singing American Pie in November 1971. He was driving his Chevy to the levee as the obscure opening act at a Melanie ("Candles in the Rain") concert at Place des Arts in Montreal. That strange ballad, which he delivered solo, on stage with an acoustic guitar (looked to me like a Gibson) was immediately thrilling and it has held onto its power as a dislocated anthem of lost youth & a dirge for Buddy H and that famous old lost American innocence, which seems to have been getting misplaced on a regular basis, every twenty years or so, since about 1776. Or maybe 1620. Oh hell, maybe earlier. We are a people with a short attention span.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
My Love is Bigger Than a Cadillac.
Greatest line in rock and roll?
Posted by autoliterate at 2:20 PM