So - there are 230 published essays on the site, likely 210 of them about an individual song and probably 180 of those on KT songs. I have a hard time comprehending that, but it's so. As I have often said, many of them are so-so - but many others are some kind of contribution to the online literature about pop folk.
And one thing that attests to that is that these articles have reached some people who surprised me. Billy Edd Wheeler read a couple of the posts on his songs and sent me a warm and friendly email of appreciation. Ditto Steve Gillette, who still occasionally re-posts my piece on "Darcy Farrow" on FaceBook and wrote me to mention how much he enjoyed it. CMT Joe Frazier and Mike Kobluk and their guitarist Paul Prestopino have chimed in, as have our local celebrity friends Allan Shaw and Pete Curry - and Bob Shane himself used to post remarks when I put the pieces on FaceBook.
I mention that because if you click on the link in the posting above to "Coplas" you'll find at the end a really sweet comment from Lily Betancourt, the granddaughter of Humberto Betancourt, who composed the "Canastas y mas canastas" song that is the real name of "Coplas." And at the end of "Bay of Mexico," there is an appreciative comment from Cheryl Kinnick, the niece of Elmer "Buzz" Wheeler who found my article and really enjoyed reading the entirely justified praise I heaped on her late uncle. Cheryl and I kept up an occasional email correspondence for a couple of years from which I learned a lot more interesting stuff about Uncle Buzz, and that may be worth another post at some point.