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Mar 05

Hank Williams Exploding Heart

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Hank Williams Exploding Heart

I saw the footage of his funeral for the first time (kodachrome from the 50s) for the first time today, on a trashy cmt biodoc . The footage was edited badly and the voice over was distracting—but there were thousands of people in black, a mass on the steps of nashvilles Memorial Stadium. There was the thick crush of mourners over graveyard under white tents standing on green grass. There was him in his coffin–grey suit and white satin.

Then there was the front row of the audience:
his ex wife, his current wife, his mistress who buried the man on the evening of the fourth and gave birth to his child on the sixth.

The doc ended, and Shania Twains video for Party of Two came on.
I turned off the television.

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