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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hamper McBee, what a name! What a character!

Watch this wonderful movie about an amazing character--singer, moonshiner, storyteller.  He builds a still, drinks the moonshine, smokes incessantly, wears wax in his mustache and inserts damn and hell into his language so creatively and naturally you don't feel offended.  When he breaks into song it you're hearing a voice from another time, but definitely from the same mountains.  It's almost eerie.  My new hero:  Hamper McBee!

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