David McFadden on Stompin’ Tom Connors. “What I See in Tom’s Boot” in Open Letter Second Series. No. 5 (Summer 1973) p. 40.
It’s a thing that’s often overlooked, especially by people who have heard him only on records, but Tom stomps real good. He never misses a stomp. He never wavers, wobbles or loses balance even for a second. It’s insane. And all the time he’s doing (relatively) intricate things on the guitar, remembering all the words, digesting his dinner, keeping in mind all the things a famous person has to keep in mind, & singing.
It’s a cheeky homage. I like the slang for “glorious” — “it’s insane” which nowadays might be rendered “sick”.
And so for day 943