The Wisdom of Old Trucks

I recently reached out to many Folk Alley friends to encourage their support of the Folk Alley fund drive to raise necessary funds for bandwidth. I drew a comparison between old trucks and folk music and the knowledge old things and stories pass through the generations. I mentioned that the accumulated wisdom of a vintage truck might bode me well on my small family farm.

Well friends, my dream to own an old pick-up truck has now been fueled, and this girl is going shopping. The subject of old trucks obviously resonated with many of you too and here’s what you said…

Karen from Ohio sent in a picture of exactly what I am dreaming of, a 61 Ford (shucks! its not for sale), and Folk Alley friend Jim thinks an International Harvester would be good for me. Cheryl from Ohio suggested a reliable Ford F-150, Burr from Pennsylvania sent in a cool album cover from his 1979 band with an old truck, and John shared a picture of his sky blue 1968 Chevy. Gregor from Germany thought a modified Mercedes would suit me well and I tried to inquire about Jim Blum’s old Dodge pick-up that he uses to transport firewood, but he only (graciously) offered to let me borrow it for the weekend. If anyone else has any more suggestions, I welcome them.

I was trying to close this note with a song about a truck but can only think about motorcycle songs- Richard Thompson’s (and more recently The Mammals’ cover) 1952 Vincent Black Lightning and David Wilcox’s Eye of the Hurricane. Anyone help me out?

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