Category Archives: Music

Ah, Waylon

I love how Waylon only thought this outlaw bit had done got out of hand after he got arrested for cocaine possession. Also, that he blamed it on the music.

I got blisters on my fingers

Can you imagine if The Beatles had played this in front of 100,000 at Wembley?  They would have torn the place down. Woodstock?  The hippies would have set the farm on fire.

This song contains all the rocking genres that came after: punk, outlaw country, hard rock, metal, and all the gazillion subgenres that came after.  It’s all in there.

Best listened to as loud as your neighbors can stand.   (An unoriginal observation, I know.)

Kris Kristofferson update

I paid some homage to Kris Kristofferson on Christmas Eve.  Now Nathan Rabin over at The Onion’s AV Club Nashville Or Bust feature is getting in the act:

Over the course of this project, I’ve written about a rogue’s gallery of drunks, ne’er-do-wells, and scoundrels, larger-than-life icons who lived fast, died young, and left behind desiccated, ghoulish corpses. That all ends with today’s entry in Nashville Or Bust, however, as I cover the dry, colorless, almost perversely uninteresting Kris Kristofferson.

Kristofferson is just your typical Army brat turned championship college rugby player turned Rhodes Scholar/expatriate Oxford alum turned Army captain/helicopter pilot turned recording-studio janitor turned hit songwriter turned recording artist turned producer turned movie star turned living legend turned primary inspiration for the role that will probably win Jeff Bridges a long-overdue Oscar this year. When he left the military, Kristofferson wrestled with a choice every country singer has faced, from Jimmie Rodgers to Taylor Swift: whether to accept a post teaching English Literature at West Point, or pursue his dreams of becoming a songwriter.

Well worth a read.  Here’s a soundtrack.

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