Cracklin' Rosie

In Neil Diamond’s song, Cracklin’ Rosie, why exactly is Rosie “Cracklin”? I mean, is she a metaphor for a log on a fire or even a breakfast cereal?

Also, what ride is she expected to get aboard? Is Neil talking about “Little Neil”? <nudge, nudge> If you know what I mean.

I’m no wine expert, so forgive my mistakes.

According to Casey Kasem, according to Neil Diamond, “Cracklin’ Rosie” is a metaphor for for rose wine.

The inspiration had something to do with Alaska (I’m trying to remember something I heard one time 20 years ago). There aren’t a lot of women, and all they have is “Cracklin’ Rosie” to keep them warm.

Remember, she’s a “store-bought woman.”

“Store-bought woman”

Hmmm. Sounds like a blow-up doll to me.

“It gets lonely on the road…”

Ever see SNL’s Will Farrell do that impression of Neil Diamond - rip-roaring hilarious.

Dunno if this is related, but there once was (and perhaps still is) a wine called Crackling Rosé bottled by Paul Masson. It was like pink champagne, but less expensive and having less carbonation.

But where were the Spiders?