Monday, April 14, 2008

Ruination Day

If you're a Gillian Welch fan, you know what today is:

Ruination Day
And the sky is red
I went back to work
Back to bed
Then the iceberg broke
And the Okies fled
And the Great Emancipator
Took a bullet in the back of the head.

April 14th. Lincoln was assassinated; the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank; and Black Sunday, the worst day of the Dust Bowl drought.

Fittingly, it's also the day before Tax Day.

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