“Heritage Song” Double-tap on NPR

Air dates: May 23 and 27, 2011 on NPR affiliate WFDD during breaks in Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Karma got me twice on this one. Not that I didn’t deserve it, you understand.

My story about having to beat myself with an idiot stick after smugly ridiculing homespun heritage music aired a second time on NPR’s Winston-Salem affiliate.

What was it about that woman that made a tenfull of paying customers quietly endure the unendurable and then applaud for it?

About halfway up the mountain south of Erwin, the answer hit me like a cloudburst crosswind, stuck like creamed spinach and burned like cayenne.

The full-length (unedited) version is available in MP3 download or with nine additional stories on Lew’s album Defining Moments. To purchase, see Mercantile.

Or here’s the (edited) freebee: Heritage Song on WFDD.

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