William Elliott Whitmore is an American treasure, and he’s here to answer your questions and life problems. Check out Will’s advice to three Postcard Elba readers below.
Throughout the current heatwave in the country, I have refrained from
buying an air-conditioner for my bedroom window, convincing myself to
man up and deal, and that being uncomfortable built character. Like
Calvin’s dad in the comic. It’s gotten to the point, though, that it’s
been so intolerable that I need to take a few quick shots of whiskey
right before bed just to try to sleep. Should I stick to my ideals and
deal accordingly, or buy a widow unit and admit failure. (and the
first day I use it will be the first day of fair weather.)
I’m pretty open with accepting friend requests from social networking
sites. I’m a musician and certainly do not want to be rude. Recently,
I’ve been getting a lot of requests from people I don’t really like,
people from work and my friends of my parents, etc. I’m not ‘thrilled’
with these requests… what would you do?
Violated in Cyberland
I was born and raised a Kentucky girl and therefor have strong
loyalties to bourbon and whiskey as my drinks of choice. The
difficulty I am experiencing is that whiskey always makes me want to
fight. Former whiskey experiences have led to trading punches, point
blank stand-offs with air guns, and various epic lake experiences that
have drawn blood. It’s always in good fun, but I frequently wake up
with scrapes and bruises that don’t necessarily fit my mother’s
definition of “a lady.” Is it time to put up the bottle, move on to
another poison, or just keep on truckin?
Whiskey Wary in Bloomington
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William Elliott Whitmore is “America’s greatest living songwriter” according to the Pogues’ own Spider Stacey. His latest album “Animals in the Dark” is available from Anti-Records.