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O My America: My Favorite Shikse

Lawrence Bush
March 7, 2017

by Lawrence Bush

I’VE BEEN in love with Rickie Lee Jones for 38 years, because of her unfailingly creative and original music.

There, I just had to say that, after seeing her in concert in New Jersey last night. She started by asking, “Where exactly am I tonight?” (She’s on tour.)

I patted my chest. You’re right here, Rickie. Right here.

Lawrence Bush edits Jewish Currents and plays a lot of 12-string guitar.

​​​​Lawrence Bush edited Jewish Currents from 2003 until 2018. He is the author of Bessie: A Novel of Love and Revolution and Waiting for God: The Spiritual Explorations of a Reluctant Atheist, among other books. His new volume of illustrated Torah commentaries, American Torah Toons 2, is scheduled for publication this year.