Came across Coal Miner's Daughter yesterday afternoon while I was flipping channels. I'm not a big fan of country music, but I did have some idea that Loretta Lynn was kind of a big deal. I didn't realize just how big a deal she was. Which leads me to Nashville Cats by The Lovin' Spoonful, where in John Sebastian sings "there's thirteen hundred and fifty-two guitar cases in Nashville and any one that unpacks his guitar could play twice as better than I will". Which reminds me of Robert A. Heinlein's line about how 'a man should be able to program a computer, write a sonnet and conduct a war. Specialization is for insects'. Which reminds me of a line in True Detective uttered by Matthew McConaughey (Rust) about how "Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing." Which leads to my recalling someone once telling me that 'to be a good soccer player a person needs to touch the ball ten thousand times'.
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