thank you so much for that....that's so beautiful! ... how did I miss this guy?
Not sure what the connection is, though, aside from this interesting story:
In an incident that has never been fully recounted or explained, Moss was arrested]], tried, and convicted for the shooting murder of his wife and sentenced to a long prison term. (The above photograph was taken of Moss at the prison where he was incarcerated.) With the death of Blind Boy Fuller in 1941, his manager, J.B. Long, made efforts to secure Moss's release as a Fuller replacement, all to no avail until 1941, when a combination of Moss' own good behavior as a prisoner, the bribery of two parole boards, coupled with the entreaties of two outside sponsors (Long and Columbia Records) willing to assure his compliance with parole helped get him out of jail. J.B. Long finally effected his release to his custody with the understanding that Moss stay out of the State of Georgia for a decade.
Lieutenant Foulkes is of interest because he is the subject of the song "Cathedral", which appears on Crosby, Stills and Nash's "CSN" album of 1977.
Graham Nash, who was born in Lancashire but who has lived in America since the late sixties, was on a visit to the land of his birth, driving from London to Stonehenge, when he paused at Winchester Cathedral, and found that he was
"Standing on the grave of a soldier who died in 1799 And the day he died was a birthday And I noticed it was mine And my head didn't know just who I was and I was spinning back in time."
Later, Mr. Nash explained in an interview: "I was once walking down the central aisle of Winchester Cathedral and felt a presence at my feet. I happened to be standing on the grave of Hugh Foulkes, a soldier who died in 1799 on the same day that I was born. I find that most wars are fought in the name of God. You know, my God's better than your God and I'll kill you to prove it. Not a very religious way of thinking."
You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat. Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat. Ain't it hard when you discovered that. He really wasn't where it's at. After he took from you everything he could steal.