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Margaret V Review: The Kenworth of my Dreams etc. (8) RE: Review: The Kenworth of my Dreams etc. 18 May 05

Peter, I share your evident excitement about Richard Shindell. I just can't say enough about him, actually. I think the world of his songs and his beautiful guitar playing, and have seen him live many times with every show a winner. Back when I first saw him in the early 90s, he told an amusing story about the Kenworth song. He said a friend of his (who was NOT a trucker) stopped into a truck stop for a bite to eat on a road trip. He had noticed that one of the truckers having a meal had been driving a Kenworth, so, being a fan and faithful promoter of Richard's music, he approached the trucker, all excited.
"I see you drive a Kenworth."
"Well, I have a friend who's a songwriter, and he wrote a song about a Kenworth--the Kenworth of My Dreams!"
"Well, I have a cassette of it out in the car. Would you like to hear it?"
"Nope." Tucks back into his hash browns, utterly disinterested.
So much for sharing the evident excitement!
Anyway I really love to sing and play Richard Shindell's songs, and in my fantasy world I get to be the one singing harmonies on his records instead of Lucy Kaplansky.

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