I think this list is pretty close to perfect. With the glaring exception of Northern Exposure, which I’d write off as “I’m just a crazed super fan and maybe it’s not really as good as I think it is.” Except that #1 is (spoiler alert) The Sopranos in which they write: [it kicked] off a […]
45 years ago, in 1971: Bluegrass festivals really aren’t that different now. A lot of these old-timers are just passing now. Charlie Waller. Jimmy Martin. Ralph Stanley.
I also like the “i give up” characters in Alpha Mack:
It’s published on A Book Apart and available here. I wrote a bit about it here. That’s good enough to make the timeline, I figure.