Kicking Off My Cruel Shoes
I really have found myself missing my mother lately. Partly because a mother's wisdom is always reassuring. And, partly because she was a good shot.
She also happened to be one of the few people who early on loved Steve Martin not just because he was funny, but because he's a helluva banjo player.
In this vid, he's up here with some totally serious banjo badasses, Tony Trishka and Bela Fleck -- well, excuuuuuuse me.
Just listen to that picking. It's full of good old fashioned honest joy.
That's what I wish for myself, for my family, and for you.