Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues

'... drinking mad-dog margaritas and not caring where you are'

The great Guy Clark died this week. Most people probably never heard of him -- he was much better known as a songwriter than performer -- but the Texas native played a critical role in the outlaw-country movement that for a time attempted to redeem country music.

He's been described as the poet of the movement, and if you listen to his songs it's an apt description.

Here's one of my favorites, "Dublin Blues."


Rest in peace, Mr. Clark. The rest of you, have a great weekend.

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Jay Bookman writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.