This is kind of interesting and a good a way as any to wrap up the blogging week.
On their new album, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have recorded “Missing Ol’ Johnny Cash.” No, it’s not good enough to be a single (hell, they probably don’t make “singles” anymore but I’ll call it that anyway), but, again, I found it interesting.
By the way, I’ve met Merle Haggard. I’ve ever met Willie Nelson or Johnny Cash, but I have seen them perform.
Maybe you don’t find that interesting, but you all have a good weekend just the same.
I’m a mandolin picker and I play my mandolin 15 to 20 minutes a day—everyday. I’m very proud that I haven’t missed a day in over a year now.
Last week, I decided I wanted to learn “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” It’s coming a little slow but I’m gaining on it.
I love this song and whenever I think of it, I think of Willie Nelson. For a long time, I thought he wrote the song but that’s not the case. Fred Rose penned it decades ago and Hank Williams had the first version of it.
Of course, at this point, it’s a Willie Nelson song. I don’t think anybody is going to argue with that.
Here’s Willie singing this classic song and it gives us the first taste, really, of Trigger—Willie’s Martin guitar.
I think Trigger has become just as famous as Willie. Rolling Stone did a video about his guitar and I’m sharing that too.
Hope you all have a great Sunday.
(Image from real-i-d.net)
OK—I’ll ask it again. Would you call Willie Nelson a colorful entertainer? Yes—consider this the question of the week.
While I’m thinking about Willie, I’m also still thinking about Justin Bieber.
I’m not going to get into the “history” of Mr. Nelson here, but he is considered an interesting and colorful entertainer. Also, a great singer, of course. However, I don’t ever recall any television programming or any newscasts being interrupted with “breaking news” about Willie Nelson.
I guess that Bieber crap from last week is still bugging me. I’ll try to get over it.
That’s a great video I’m posting here, even if I do say so myself.