"Hey, Zelda, I was just reading on Pollstar.com that there's going to be another Down From The Mountain tour."
"You mean that tour that featured all those great bluegrass songs from that movie, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?"
"That's the one. It runs from June 25 through August 4."
"Oh, darn. I guess I'm going to have to change my July reservations at the Betty Ford Clinic. Who's going to be on the tour this time?"
"Well, I read that -"
"I hope Pat Benatar is going to be on the tour. She's one of my favorites."
"Er, no, but -"
"Or Kittie and Kid Rock. Gee, I'd love to see them do all those songs, like 'Man of Constant Sorrow.'"
"No, I'm afraid they're not going to be on it either."
"Then how about The Breeders? Or Captured By Robots or Chicago?"
"No, this tour features genuine bluegrass, country and folk musicians performing all the music that you heard in the movie. Like Alison Krauss & Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris and Ralph Stanley."
"And The Hellacopters, Mest and Head East?"
"No, but you also get Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs."
"That sounds like a good lineup. Gosh, Harold, isn't Hollywood wonderful? I mean, it took a movie about escaped convicts to help America rediscover its musical roots."
"Yes, Zelda, Hollywood is pretty amazing, isn't it?"
"But do you know what really surprised me about that movie, Harold?"
"What's that, Zelda?"
"I never would have thought George Clooney could sing like that.
"I know. He couldn't carry a tune when he was on E.R."
"Nor did he sing one single song in Ocean's Eleven. And to think he's the front man for the Soggy Bottom Boys. Who would have thought of it?"
"It's just like that movie, A Beautiful Mind, with Russell Crowe."
"Isn't it though? I mean, I know Russell Crowe is a great actor, but I never would have figured him for a mathematical genius."
"Of course he's a math genius. After all, he did star in Gladiator."
"But what's that got to do with it?"
"He had to be a math genius to understand all those Roman numerals."