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  1. Omar's Blues #2

From the recording Red Beet Records - 2008


By David Olney (Olney Songs, admin. by Bug Music, BMI)

Olney wrote part of this song on a Spartanburg, SC porch, the same porch on which he pontificated about Shakespeare. “I’ve been reading Shakespeare all summer,” he said. “And… uh, I suck.” That’s the one time we can think of when David Olney was incorrect. This song was inspired by twilight and memories and the poetry of baseball great Phil Rizzuto. Peter has all sorts of Olney stories. One of which involves a Winston Churchill speech delivered in the kitchen of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia, and another of which came at the end of a sparsely attended yet masterfully played Olney show in Auburn, Alabama. After delivering a remarkably intense concert in front of a few chatty stragglers, Olney said, “It’s ten times harder to play the songs wrong. I like to make it easy on myself.” Sounds like a plan.