Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dolly Wisdom

"Jolene" is one of my favourite writing songs. I have a whole list of them in a playlist on iTunes entitled, "The Western," that make me think about the story I'm working on, or the characters within, and so this quote by Dolly Parton made me chuckle. Who knew it was a true story?

3 comments:

sam lamb said...

That's so funny - Jay and I just watched the clip of her saying this last week. We were trying to fathom how such a cool lady could now have one of the worst plastic Joker faces around. Check out her latest video with Amy Sedaris to see the difference.

Oh Dolly.

John Mutford said...

I always heard she simply named it after a fan whom she thought was attractive. I looked it up in Wikipedia (cause you know how reliable that is!) and both versions are mentioned. By the way, have you heard the White Stripes version? I quite like their take as well.

ragdoll said...

Yup, I've got that one in The Western rotation two or three songs after the Dolly P original. I like it, and The White Stripes in general.