Louisville Magazine

FEB 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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46 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 2.19 Dolls song "Don't Cha." Watching are musicians such as 71-year-old Denny Wheatley, who hands me a copy of his album Blame It on the Whiskey. He never made much money in music. "I got a check for downloads for $9.99," he says. "ey wanted $10 for signing it." An older guy with a gray beard is dancing with his girlfriend, her hands in the back pocket of his jeans. ey stare into each other's eyes, dancing and kissing. Everyone watches, envious of their oblivious attraction. "She's a force of nature," the man says as he grabs a drink at the bar, smiling as he watches her dance away and hug a friend. "She makes me so happy." Near the end of umas' list is Bill Ede. He has gray hair and looks tired from working nights at the post office. One patron had said, "You should talk to Bill. He's an encyclopedia of music. But make sure you have lots of time. He can talk." Ede grew up loving music. He was a fan of singer-songwriter Roger Miller, learned to play guitar, listened to music like it was his job. "I thought it was going to lead to something," he says. He did odd jobs, including selling the C-J at a stand on Oak Street, and wrote heartbreakingly good songs. He eventually took a job at the post office to make ends meet. An older guy with a gray beard dances with his girlfriend. "She's a force of nature," he says.

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