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<span style="color: #bda182;">Stadtwald Eilenriede, Nähe Kirchröder Turm</span>

 
 
 

To be honest, the picture above was taken round noon. Sherlock Holmes would have noticed this within milliseconds: the short shadowing would have aroused the suspicion of that psychopathic genius immediately. But the tour started early in the morning and was not finished in the high plateaus of Lower Saxony as usual, but in the rarely visited Hannover city forest, which guaranteed a feel-good atmosphere even at felt 36° Celsius. One can drive and drift around there for hours, in the middle of a city, with the sense of searching for silence as a compass. What a photo does not show indeed is the noisy soundscape mostly found in an urbanic region. The title of this posting belongs to one of many song lines permanently buzzing round my head during an ordinary bikeride. Remembering a backward posting on Manafonistas, it´s origin soon became clear. The trail led to Darrell Scott, whom I know from the brilliant TV series Justified, set in the area of Kentucky. There the american singer gave an acoustic warning shut to the reckless listener: You´ll never leave Harlan alive. Opposite to that I assure that the town of Hannover is completely save, so one may joyfully join in with Darrell praising „the early morning hours“ – even if anxious and guilt-ridden inner voices are moarning with the common choir that „Thou shalt not praise the day before the evening dawn“.

 

 

… and this is the Radio Manafonista Breakfast Show. Those who arent´t „awakened“ yet like Walter White in Breaking Bad should have a cup of coffee now in the Cafe Nirvana, go to the jukebox (installed by Gregory Peck) and check out this song sung by Darrell Scott from Kentucky, who wrote some of the soundtrack of the marvellous Justified episodes around Harlan County … – I´m wandering off the point, so here is the Lynyrd-Skynyrd-like „Hank Williams´ Ghost“. Have a nice day.

 

2015 7 Aug

„Justified“

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It’s hard to copy „Justified“ though, because the show is so unassuming. Each season thus far has ended with a different version of Kentucky musician Darrell Scott’s “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive,” and over the past six years the series has established an aesthetic similar to a low-key guitar-slinging troubadour: making music so simple that it seems like anyone could do it. But not everyone is Darrell Scott, just like not everyone is Elmore Leonard. The main reason why Leonard was able to work so well within his own rules is that he had a vivid imagination and a masterful ear for dialogue, which meant he didn’t need much more than a twisty plot and some strong personalities to fill the page. Justified’s team has also trusted that this is enough. Like a great songwriter, they’ve just picked out a few chords, and then sung something honest.

 

(Noel Murray) 

 


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