Always pally with paradox, Mr Gnome has no difficulty in being simultaneously a fan of modest minimalism - and abundant excessiveness.
All of which takes us inexorably to the glorious, sparkly over-the-top-ness of the semi-divine Dolly Parton.
And there's the thing about Dolly. Don't be too dazzled by the diamante: she's a fine writer and, in my opinion, a thoughtful, pioneering woman.
Here's the very beautiful 'Jesus and Gravity' from her new CD Backwoods Barbie.