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Suggested (m)use: Hank Williams III

by Craig B | Dec 11, 2017
cover for Hank William III's album, Greatest HitsA few years ago (okay, quite a few years ago) I was in Nashville, TN drinking my morning POM and a friend of mine was drinking a Red Bull.  I said to my friend, “Friend, I’m gonna live longer.”  And Friend said to me, “Craig, I’m gonna live faster.”  I guess it’s all in what your goal-set is.  Anyway, I listened to Hank Williams III’s Greatest Hits and it closely reminded me of the above conversation.  To Hank’s credit, I guess he can play just as fast as he’s living.

Suggested Use: The cautionary part of me wants to say, listen to this album and learn from it what you need to avoid if you want a good chance of making it to retirement.  Another part of me wants to say, listen to this album and learn from it how to make your own luck.  I think I will end up simply saying, though, that track 2, "Country Heroes," is quite charming and worth a listen ... or two, and the breadth of experience it encompasses is sure to be illuminating, no matter what your goal-set happens to be.

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  • Craig B is a thirty-something lover of books, movies, and rock and roll whose grandmother still worries that he might not be eating enough. (Love you, Grandma!) A favorite book of Craig’s is Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann.
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