Singer vs. CENTRO

Local folksinger Dana "Short Order" Cooke has penned a protest song about CENTRO's decision to close a handful of bus routes including the one that carries him to work every day.

Cooke took the tune from Jean Ritchie's "The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore," and he turned it into "The CENTRO Bus Don't Stop Here Anymore." The song's a bouncy, good-natured rant against corporate cutbacks, with Cooke's guitar delightfully accompanied by fiddler Judy Stanton.

Cooke's "belief in a higher social order" in which people like him sell their gas guzzlers in favor of utilizing public transportation will be seriously tested on Jan. 17 when CENTRO eliminates his bus route.

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