In praise of a great mountain dancer

Sometimes, there are works of art that capture a culture’s imagination and change people’s lives. And even more rarely, those works of art center around a middle-aged man who dances on the roof of doghouses, and is described by his wife as being three people in one– Elvis, Jesse, and Jesco.

This is one of those times. While I know that many of you, hopefully most or nearly all of you have seen this, if you haven’t, you just plain need to. You are about to embark on the story of Jesco White, the dancin’ outlaw and pride of Boone County, West Virginia. Jesco is proof that truth is inexplicably stranger than fiction. I recommend that you seek out the full movie, as well as the 30 minutes of bonus features, and possibly even the lesser second movie. All are entirely worth your while. Just remember who sent you. And enjoy…



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3 Responses to “In praise of a great mountain dancer”

  1. Amy Hilliard Says:

    Wow, Jesco looks younger than I remember. Maybe it’s just because I’m older. Not sure. Anyway, this just goes to prove that you tube has everything. Go Jesco!!

  2. eljoe1235 Says:

    I’d like to think that Jesco, as the national treasure that he is, is sort of timeless and ageless. Of course, I’d like to think a lot of other things too, but that doesn’t make them accurate.

  3. Ricky Says:

    Hundreds of college students from the Chicago area thank you.

    And a few dozen probably don’t. But what the hell do they know?

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