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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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And, Perhaps, Keen's Road Will Not Go On Forever

Posted 03-29-2022 at 06:20 PM by case44

Back in September, your favorite blogger alluded to Elton John and his farewell tour with a thing he called the "Yellow Brick Road". In that post, I also brought up another artist with a road of his own.

And, as it would turn out soon after, this artist is also in his farewell phase, at least, as far as touring goes.

The latter is Robert Earl Keen, a country/Americana artist who has seen that road go on for forty-one straight years. He'll be reaching the end of it in September. My goodness, he'll even be stopping at Lubbock's Buddy Holly Hall in June. Just happened to be in today's 'Lanche.


Oh, that road will go on forever on YouTube and other sites who play his music. He'd never been a big hit-maker, but that doesn't mean he didn't have a following. You can say he was a genuine Texas music artist, having honed his trade in the Austin nightclub scene. Retirement? Just from touring. He'll still be spending time influencing younger cats eager to get in. If there were a fork in that road which supposedly "went on forever", then Robert Earl Keen found a way to "take it", as Yogi Berra would say.

Like a lot of other folks, Keen just did it his own way. On his own road. He simply made it go a long way. And that's "what he really meant".
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    I estimated that he was in his 50’s for some reason.
    Posted 03-30-2022 at 05:42 AM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline
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    I remember hearing that song on KOKE.
    Posted 03-30-2022 at 07:38 PM by MoNative34 MoNative34 is offline

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