Georgia-born Vic Chesnutt died on Christmas Day 2009 at the age of 45. This video was shot about a month before at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Vic had no kids but gave us so many powerful songs that we'll gradually discover. He sang from his wheelchair like a steam-powered locomotive boiling to leave the station at noon sharp. This train has just now left the station. A few minutes early too. Nobody sounded like Vic and nobody, really nobody, wrote like the guy. Not even Dylan. Dylan wrote like Dylan, Vic wrote like Vic. His songs will always tickle my mind and punch at my heart. Watch the video above then listen to CD version of song for free and legally here. "Flirted With You All My Life" (From Vic's 2009 CD At The Cut). Read the complete lyrics here.
eGuider Ezra Soiferman
Award-winning Canuck documentary filmmaker, street photographer and blogger.