Uploaded on Apr 9, 2011
From my patv show "Primordial Soup". Program was "High Water In Campbell County". This show documents the effects of a flood of 56 ft. as measured at Cincinnati, Ohio. Video was recorded March 13-14, 2011. This portion covers from Silver Grove to Dayton, Ky. The video from Brent shows some of the river landmarks which Harlan Hubbard, a local author and artist, talked about in his shantyboat books. At the end of WWII, he and his wife Anna built and lived on a shantyboat at Brent, Kentucky before shoving off into winter waters to start their journey down the Ohio River to the Mississippi and on to the Louisiana bayous. While living on, or along the river, they foraged for food, grew riverside gardens, ate local offerings of living or dead game and fish and played classical music.... sometimes to their friends and sometimes to the trees and birds. To find out more about this fascinating couple, please do an internet search or go to your local library.
At the 1:17 mark, J.R. Laughead's Brent, Ky. ferry was mislabled. It was the "Ferry Queen" and was later replaced by the "Ferry Princess".
Album: A Blessing and A Curse
Sung by: Patterson Hood
Written by: Patterson Hood
These cities blur before me, a swirl of colors leaned against the sky.
Gone so far away and I never really told you goodbye.
I know it's kind of lame but sometimes things just turn out that way.
We were the best of friends and I always thought that it would be that way.
We started out with nothing but wild plans and big ideas and dreams.
You were quick to swing the hammer and always fast with some ingenious scheme.
Sometimes we argued violently but forged it out of bedrock into steel.
Our foundations were so solid and our instincts based on something very real.
I feel so damned nostalgic every time I think about those times.
I forget how it became that I wouldn't recognize you on the line.
I start to feel so guilty but goddamn it I swear to you I tried
to bridge between the distances before I left without saying goodbye.
I have friends I met last weekend and friends that I have known since I was eight.
Friends I've said goodbye to and friends who unexpectedly passed away.
And nothing is disposable; at least it's never been that way to me.
It's not like you were an acquaintance that I could say never meant anything to me.
We were really great friends and I always thought that it would be that way.
Yet I wonder if I'd know you if the guy that I saw last walked in here today.
And I swear until I die, I never would have expected you and I
to grow so far apart and leave without ever saying goodbye.
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