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MP3 Dana Magnuson - The Preacher's Progress

Interesting combinations of cowboy, country, folky, originals, covers, and family history.

28 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Folk, FOLK: Folk Blues

As on The Minstrel''s Progress and The Wastrel''s Progress, homespun recordings from yesteryear are interspersed with studio recordings of original and cover material. On The Preacher''s Progress are also found antique recordings by Dana Magnuson''s family (Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt and Uncle) from the early 1950''s. Here is the Preacher''s view of his Progress:

"Having handled most of the unsent messages and unspent presages, our Wastrel has foundered on the monuments of time wasted and tasted and has come to events yet untested. His hands are tied but untried, and his heart leads him to wishes without favor, transported from the underside of empathy to the prospect of unlimited disappointment, bridled only by his own naivete. He has seen more than most, less than some, and enough to feel confident ignoring past and future. Time trickles, then rushes, and occasionally stops. Seeking these occasions leads to light years and heavy seconds, with little hope or need for control. Time is its own end, but cannot measure itself. He looks toward only by looking from, and without this vantage he senses his accidental nature. There is duty involved with all growth; the smallest seed properly planted yields function. Dreaming to teach, preaching of dreams, teaching to hope, hoping to preach...any of these may confound time by accident, if we are wary and alert.

''I am now. Now I am. Am I now? I now am.''

Be certain of nothing, for it is most of what is.

Move to the next board."

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