Grieving Angel (or, What Happened to alt.Country)

"I saw the writing on the wall, with the Americana movement...I started to see country-western reproduction shirts at the Gap, and once something gets that big, it's over." - Darin Wald, Big Ditch Road.

"Do you mean Gram Parsons is dead?" - Larry Oster-Burg (Michael Shannon), Grand Theft Parsons

Historical periods, art movements, ice ages; you're never really sure when one begins or ends. Art especially, with its constant action/reaction sequences, is vaguely defined from one movement to the next. We do tend to agree, however, that there is a start . . .

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