When Kenny talks there is a lovely merging of Southern cliché and story telling, with the care someone takes who loves truth and truthfulness as a matter of virtue. His sense of humor is mischievous, which is why his new eye, a grace of modern medicine is rather like the fabled stilettos of Southern gents hidden in their walking canes, always nearby to puncture the hubris of postmodern life. We talked of the ongoing global financial debacle, and how it was affecting the already changing music business and transforming the livelihoods of musicians like him and his wife, Katie Bowser. I was struck once again how the statistics, charts, graphs and averages used to summarize the financial news and shape political slogans can be so untrue even as they present carefully calculated facts. Unless we know real people we won’t know much even if we are deeply informed by the media.