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jackie blue ozark mountain daredevilsOn an old episode of This American Life, David Sedaris instilled a very definite fear in liberal radio listeners with his account of hitchhiking shenanigans and with the quote, “They popped in an 8-track of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils… that was my punishment.” It's an unfair smear job that I fear left an indelible scar on the rep of the bearded band – even Ira Glass gets a smirky little jab in at their expense.

The band's tune Jackie Blue has been happily flottering through my brain for days, like an animated little songbird from Missouri; they really don't deserve an association with almost getting killed on the highway – in fact, they're about as frightening as a countrified slice of Bread.

Jackie Blue is a top hit of the hillbilly soft rock genre which I suppose, for some people, is just as frightening as a hitchhike gone wrong…. but not me.

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Posted on May 25, 2009

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