[Vision2020] A reminder . . .

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 20:41:02 PST 2020

This "city song for Moscow" offer instantly reminded me of this "Infamous
Angel" album song by Iris Dement:  *Our* *Town*.

However much this deeply heartfelt music expresses the soulful truth about
the loss of small town America, which certainly applies to the loss of the
character of Moscow, Idaho that I knew in the late 1960s, this song is far
too sad for what I assume is the more "positive" message sought.

But for crying out loud, that Keevy Hazelton song referenced is sentimental
slop compared to the magnificent Iris Dement singing her composition "Our

Iris DeMent - Our Town - YouTube

Lyrics here:

Iris DeMent – Our Town Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:

This offer remains in effect . . .
> Two thousand dollars to be awarded to the person (or group) who creates a
> city song for Moscow (the one in Idaho) and is adopted by the city of
> Moscow.
> Preference is given to songs similar to . . .
> “My Hometown” by Keevy Hazelton
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHH-6B5Rapc&feature=youtu.be
> I presented this idea to the City Arts Department about four or five years
> ago.  However,  they felt that if a city song was adopted, it would have to
> be updated every year.   That’s a lie.  How old are the city songs of New
> York, Chicago, San Francisco . . . without ever being “updated”.
> I believe that a city song would enhance Moscow’s uniqueness.
> So, how about it?  Anybody care to assist in this cause?
> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
> http://www.moscowcares.com/
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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