"Pour Me Another Cup of Coffee"
It starts with the bright yellow Tonka trucks we push around the kitchen floor as a toddler. Many men, your humble driver included, find themselves drawn to machinery. The bigger it is, the bigger the attraction. That little fellow in the picture is just starting his journey. Like him, I was at Brookview Farm with my family to pick up some grass fed beef and fresh eggs, but I couldn’t resist walking over to admire their compost delivery truck.
At some point in their life, nearly every little boy has thought about being a truck driver when he grows up. The freedom of the open road, watching through the windshield as the sights of the world pass by, a different town at the end of each day, and eighty tons of powerful machinery under his control. It’s the modern equivalent of the cowboy’s solitary adventure.
In the world of country music, truck driving songs have got to rank second only to “somebody done me wrong”/”cryin’ in my beer” songs. The life of the truck driver has been romanticized in song for as long as there have been trucks.
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Dale Watson will be featured on NPR’s World Café December 12th. Check local listings for air time.