Monday, November 10, 2008

Dr. Ralph and Modern Technology

From the October 15th New York Times Magazine:
The first person on stage was Ralph Stanley, the 81-year-old legendary bluegrass musician, who was born in nearby Stratton and makes his home in Dickenson County. He unfolded a piece of paper and read, in a shaky voice: “I want to endorse Barack Obama as the next president of the United States. Thank you very much!” The gymnasium exploded. (When the candidate met Stanley backstage, Obama told him that he had some of Stanley’s banjo music on his iPod. Stanley nodded appreciatively, but a few minutes later he turned to a friend and asked, “What’s an iPod?”)


(Thanks to Danny Shameer of Little Rock, Arkansas, for bringing this to my attention.)

2 comments:

Ellen Stanley said...

i love that our next president has banjo music on his ipod!

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