Hey Dolly. I… wow. Ok, so, congratulations, first of all. The song seems like a big hit. Second, I guess, thanks? For the stuff you said? At least, I hope it was meant as a compliment. But, honestly, it’s pretty messed up that you think I would try to take Jim away from you.
As I write this, I’m listening to Alan Jackson and tapping my feet to the sound of the happy little fiddle that seems to just squeak “Hey, y’all!” in nearly every country song it’s featured in. It’s always been one of my favorite sounds, and is featured prominently in that lovely genre of music that seems to serve as the sonic punching-bag for the modern intellectual…