Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Holy Roller


Karen said...

You may or may not know much about these folks, but I knew many in my early years. I've seen this done and known people who were killed by this strange worship.

Unbelievable but true.

KGT (aka Cagey) said...

Thanks for your comment Karen.

When I wrote the song, I was dealing with the disturbing news that "Punkin" Brown had been killed by a snake bite he received in a service. (my back up singers are my sister and her two beautiful daughters.)

As an anthropology student, I worked with these interesting people. Some of this work is here:

Karen said...

You're even more talented than I knew - a true Renaissance man, I think!

I don't know Punkin Brown, but I used to teach children from Scrabble Creek, West Virginia, and they were Pentecostal snake handlers. I'm sure if you were there, you know how interesting this phenomenon is.

I'll take a look at your link now.

I hadn't thought about this in years. Thanks.

KGT (aka Cagey) said...

Thanks again Karen.