Covid Island Discs
Day 318: Still the Same, Bob Seger
Time for another Bob Seger song. This song reminds me of the Gambler song by Kenny Rogers. I sometimes like to imagine that the gambler subject of both songs is the same person
What I mean by this is the interesting idea of how in one context a person can appear to be someone who has something valuable to contribute but in other people’s eyes they are a scoundrel. Our fictional gambler character on the train to nowhere helped Kenny find an ace that he could keep but as an acquaintance of Bob he is just a guy who never changes his bad gambling habits.