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Off-topic: I can't stop listening to Dolly Parton's "Jolene" at 33 RPM

Ok, so I kind of love Dolly Parton, and “Jolene” is probably my favorite song of hers, though I’ve never quite believed the story told in the lyrics, because how could any woman, even the mighty Jolene, steal a man from DOLLY FUCKING PARTON?

Anyway, it turns out if you play the 45 rpm single version of the song at 33 rpm it becomes … another song entirely. But, amazingly, it works. It’s actually sort of great. The video above isn’t new, but it’s new to me, and I can’t stop listening to it, so I thought I’d inflict it all on you.

Here’s Dolly singing the song at the correct speed.

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9 years ago

Hi, David. First comment here after 2 years lurking. (When I discovered the whole manosphere thing and your site to take the edge off the red pill.)

Story I heard about Jolene is the title from a young fan, lyrics from a woman who flirted with her husband. Recall, this was at a time when Parton was just another aspiring entertainer, not “larger than life”.

Funny thing (for you), the song evokes a feeling on the part of the protagonist of “OMG my man is hot enough to be at risk of getting snapped up by another woman.” Guys like Roissy and Athol Kay would label that “dread”. They’d consider it a good thing when “your woman” was thinking this way. Are the red-pillers rubbing off on you?

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Phoenician in a time of Romans
9 years ago

It’s been done by an obscure NZ genius back in 1998

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