Justice is a process, not a result. Usually when people say they want “Justice” they actually mean either revenge or mercy, depending on which side of the coin they are inhabiting. The late Mr. Brown got his justice. That entailed an impartial look at the facts by people who were not influenced by the so […]
This is actually a cheap way to post another Country song, but it’s funny in it’s own right. Someone sent this to me. It’s an ad from a newspaper in the Mobile, AL area. Nothing like honesty.
This is not exactly breaking news, but in the run up to the holidays I didn’t get around to posting anything about his death. Ray Price was a fixture in Country music for more than 60 years. He pre dated the Nashville sound, then came to symbolize it, and then rejected it. In his own […]
One of the greats of country music, he had a personal life that can only be called “colorful”. Although train wreck could be used by the judgmental types. It’s a miracle that he lived as long as he did, unlike so many others who died much to young. He lived a full life and provided […]
I’m out of here for a while for business and pleasure travel. Doing a bit of teaching, but mostly hanging around with friends I get to see far too infrequently. Then Thanksgiving in the south with family and new friends. And of course so hog hunting. Or maybe just staring at fields hoping for a […]
Written by Shel Siverstein, performed by Bobby Bare. The hulk of a man with a beer in his hand he looked like a drunk old fool And I knew if I hit him right why I could knock him off of that stool But everybody they said watch out hey that’s the Tiger Man […]
Written by Gordon Lightfoot, first released by Marty Robbins in 1965. Connie Smith also had a hit with it in 1969. It’s been covered by others over the years, including ironically Gordon Lightfoot.
Two versions of the same song. First up is Kitty Wells’ version Next a cover by Ray Charles from Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume 2.
Marty Robbins is well known as a Country Western singer and for a time specialized in the sub genre of “Cowboy” music. He had a number of big hits with Cowboy songs, most notably “El Paso” which topped the Billboard Country and Pop charts simultaneously 1960 and won a Grammy Award. It is by far […]
Willie Nelson is one of my favorite song writers, although he’s not one of my favorite singers. Back when his voice was at it’s prime, it was pretty good. Not terrific like people such as Johnny Bush, Ray Price, or Eddy Arnold, but certainly not stick your fingers in your ears bad. Enjoyable in fact. […]