In the following instrumental, “Coming Down”, Australian Country Music singer-songwriter Dusty Starr plays guitar in a way that reminds me a little or a lot of Elmore James and Willie Nelson and Robbie Robertson rolled into one.
A laidback, easy going auditory heaven.
To try to capture the feel of this music in words, I have transcreated into objectified, slightly more modern English parts of runaway slave Jim’s hair-ball fortune-telling speech to Huck at the end of the fourth chapter in The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn.
Huck was scared but Jim said,
“Your dad dont know what he will do, so rest easy in letting him go his own way.
He’s got two angels ….. one white ….. one black.
The white one’s the right one, but the black one can sail in and bust it all up.”
That story was set in antebellum America of the 1840’s. Huck had a very troubled relationship with his drunk, violent father.
In the current year of the 2020’s, a beautiful white angel who has appeared in Melbourne, is Thalia looking safe and secure standing up for freedom with her dad on the recent Mission To Melbourne, when decent country people like Thalia and Dan brought new life and hope to Melbourne’s freedom movement.
Thalia and Dan.
You can’t stop human progress when traditions like honesty, good will, family and friendship remain solid and sound: this was as true in Mark Twain’s classic, as it is in Melbourne now.
Praise The Lord.
Geoff Fox, 8th December, 2022, Down Under