I wanted to let you'uns know about my experience this evening.
Many a time have I listened to Hank Williams' song I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. While I recognized the beauty of the song and saw its importance in the history and tradition of country music and American music as a whole, I felt like I wasn't experiencing the raw emotional power of the song. So I closed my eyes, inserted my earphones, and listened.
I almost cried myself. With this song, you hear not just the unvarnished sadness of a jilted lover, with no one left in the whole world, but the sorrowful context of Hank's life. Only he could write such a song and perform it with such an indescribable human touch.
It is possible to sing this song with great intensity, skill, and artful strength, but no man or woman can sing it like Hank sang it.
Also, WRESTLING HAS STARTED AT THE OLYMPICS AND THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE