The Dirty South-Take Two

Saturday night Lindsay, my little sister Becca and I took in the Drive-By Truckers show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh days before Lindsay and I head back to Korea for the second time.

The last time we saw the Truckers we were heading out for our first year and first look ever of Asia.  Three years ago watching the Truckers in Asheville, I couldn’t help but think about what it was going to be like leaving America behind.  This time was different.

As Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley sang their songs about life in the South I could listen feeling comfortable about where I was and where I was going. I felt like there was room for both life in the dirty South and life in South Korea. My heart and mind were at ease.

I finally came to realize(somewhere between The Fourth Night of My Drinking and Gravity’s Gone) that while kimchi with cornbread doesn’t sound edible, living a life with both has made my life a lot more delicious.

So if it is over a biscuits and gravy or a steaming bowl of kimchi jjigae, we will see you again and we can hardly wait!


  1. Travis says:

    Could you rename the blog “Dirty South Korea”?


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