Just a Funny Conversation
Merelfest’s newsletter came in the e-mail today, with a story from long time volunteer Amos Perrine about a conversation he overheard at the Austin Stage one day, during a break in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. It involves a fifty-something male FSM, a twenty-something male TSM and a twenty-something woman TSW.
TSM:(Looking at the No Depression sponsor’s banner over the stage) What’s that?
FSM: It’s a banner for the magazine No Depression that co-sponsors this stage.
TSM: No Depression. What kind of a name is that for a magazine?
FFSM: It’s taken from the title of what is generally considered to be the first alternative country record, No Depression by Uncle Tupelo.
TSM: I still don’t get it.
FSM: Well, it originated with the Carter Family song ” There’s No Depression in Heaven” that comforted many during the Great Depression.
TSM: (Silent, looking puzzled)
TSW: (Who up to this point had shown no interest in the conversation) What were they depressed about?
Had to laugh, else I would have cried!