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Fine and Dandy...i see 15 people have read my last post on Seven and One without responding...perhaps there was great wailing and gnashing of teeth as my ramblings were considered those of a madman....oh well...onward and forward... Had a discussion with a good friend of mine today, actually turned into quite an argument, over the use of the song "Dark end of the Street" in The Sound of Snow... as you know, the song was written by Spencer Oldham and Dan Penn. It was origionally recorded by Percy Sledge in union with a group called the Eels... James Carr, whose version is used for The Sound of Snow, re-recorded the song in 1963 and it became his signature song. He was considered one of the best soul singers of the 1960's, often being compared to Otis Redding...however, his success was short lived due to drug and alcohol addictions, in addition to recurring bouts of main depression that plagued him for the rest of his life. Eventually he shuffled off his mortal coil in Memphis Tennessee on Jan 7, 2001. Anyway, i dont think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out the song is all about an adultrous relationship between two individuals. I patiently explained to my good friend that this was the PERFECT metaphor for Frank and Catherine's relationship. Catherine had ALWAYS felt and Frank never denied that the MillenniuM Group was the one temptation he could never really overcome, or never could say goodbye to. I think it was a stroke of genius to show that its not always the complexity of a relationship that can come between two well-meaning individuals. The Group was ALWAYS the greatest struggle Frank had in maintaining his faithfullness to Catherine... 4th Horseman..