People ask what's missing in country music these days, and I say three things: whining steel guitars, twin fiddles, and Nudie suits. Nudie suits, like the colorful number worn here by Faron Young to salute a #1 hit called "Goin' Steady, " were fashioned by Nuta Kotlyarenko, known as Nudie Cohn, a Ukrainian tailor to the Nashville elite. Classy.
I love winter and snow and cold air and biting winds and trees all lighted and schools being closed.
But before we say goodbye to harvest season and ring in the Yuletide, let's take one last walk through the pumpkin patch.
As the sun sets, we need heat and light and power for our TVs. This is how it gets to our houses and taverns.
Later today (3:30 EST) The University of Alabama football team will defeat intrastate rivals Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl game. Their Million Dollar Band will be playing and their equally valuable cheerleaders and baton twirlers will be rooting for the Crimson Tide. And so will I.