On a lighter note.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, May 26, 2010.


  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Willie Nelson cuts off his famed pigtails


    Willie Nelson cuts off his famed pigtails - Music - TODAY Show

    It was back in 1975 as I was in the final years of a marriage of mismatched souls when my then-husband bought me an "I'm sorry" present - Red Headed Stranger. He said he bought it because of the title of one song "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain" That was me. The husband and I parted not too long after but Willie has stayed with me always.

    I'll miss the pigtail!
     
  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    willy is entirely underrated
    (Love "poncho and lefty")
     
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I have been a fan of wiliie as a song writer more than a singer for many many years. By the way, I am pretty sure my parents had that LP album. I think that was released in 1956. Willie has a good heart, but can do some truly crazy stuff when seriously mixing his wacky tobacky and booze. I doubt the pigtails came off while he was completely sober. JMHO
     
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    My favorite Willie album is Stardust - it's music by which one should make love
     
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    well I was wrong about the release date of that album. It was indeed 1975. He did cut a record in 1956 though.
     
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Pancho and Lefty is a Townse Vansandt song.
     
  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer


    My best Scobby doo : Erooo?I've only ever heard it from willy but I certainly can't discuss country music.


    wiki to the rescue:
    While alive, Van Zandt was labeled as a cult musician: though he had a small and devoted fanbase, he never had a successful album or single, and even had difficulty keeping his recordings in print.<sup id="cite_ref-allmusic_1-1" class="reference">[2]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-onion_2-0" class="reference">[3]</sup> In 1983, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song "Pancho and Lefty" [applaud][applaud][applaud]
    most correct thanx :)
    learn some thing new here everyday...
     
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I like Willie's music, but despise his politics. Artists are best when they remember they are 'entertainers'......

    In the USN, my little ship's UNREPS "break-away" song was Willie's "On the road again". This is a song played on the receiving ship's loudspeakers when disconnecting from the oiler/supply ship. We spent a lot of time 'on the road'........
     
  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Most of the ships I deployed on allowed the crew to choose one song for breakaway 1st half of cruise and then another for 2nd half. Second half I always submitted "Sloop John B"
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Breakaway? We didn't DO that, rep was always pier- or tender side. (No way to rig a high line from the sail and no place to land a pallet underway. Didn't need fuel anyway.)
     
  11. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Grrrr .... flippin' nuke sewer pipes.
     
  12. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Hoyt Axton covered it as well...but the 1st time I heard it was Townes....and btw, love Hoyt as well...:) He wrote a lot of songs others covered, and people only know as theirs, not Hoyt's...another guy that not a lot of people don't know and don't recognize ihis music....Check him out..
     
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