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23 minutes ago, PurpleDawg said:

 

Still the only one that can do justice to that song, in my opinion. Even if that original version wasn't as big of a commercial success.

 

Great documentary, too!

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5 minutes ago, Feeling Froggy said:

Great documentary, too!

I was reading the Ft. Worth Memories page on FB and people were discussing the Ken Burns "Country Music" show on PBS that's been on lately. Seems quite a bit of that show focused on Ft. Worth. Most everyone agrees with your assessment of this song, too. I like it!

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10 minutes ago, PurpleDawg said:

I was reading the Ft. Worth Memories page on FB and people were discussing the Ken Burns "Country Music" show on PBS that's been on lately. Seems quite a bit of that show focused on Ft. Worth. Most everyone agrees with your assessment of this song, too. I like it!

My favorite Townes songs are "Rake", "Lungs", "Waitin' Around to Die", and "Nothin'". He was the blueprint of what it meant to be a tortured artist, and was at his finest when he sang songs that fully embraced that.

 

As great as it is, I still feel that "Pancho and Lefty" is second tier in his catalog.

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17 minutes ago, Feeling Froggy said:

My favorite Townes songs are "Rake", "Lungs", "Waitin' Around to Die", and "Nothin'". He was the blueprint of what it meant to be a tortured artist, and was at his finest when he sang songs that fully embraced that.

 

As great as it is, I still feel that "Pancho and Lefty" is second tier in his catalog.

 

Mrs. Duq's and my first dance at our wedding was to "If I Needed You" sung by Lyle Lovett.  Townes was vastly underrated as a songwriter ...

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Who Made Who?

 

I never noticed it before, and I have to have heard both songs hundreds of times before. I just happened to have them both on a random playlist, and got them back to back.

 

Released July 26th, 1973... Note the opening...

And then, at the 2:47 mark, from December 1st, 1975 (release date of the Aussie release of T.N.T., recorded in July 1975)

 

Guess the Young brothers had a moment of Led Zeppelin-level originality there...

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Saw Turandot today at the theater. Director really dramaticked up the music over the performance a few years ago. The finale would work well for a movie score for when the Empire is finally defeated!

 

I think Yannick may be with the Met Opera for a while. He's a REAL tonic with his infectous love of music and people to get things back on track after the Levine disaster.

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Every single time I listen to The Cure's Disintegration album, I have to follow up with at least one play of this cover. Today was no different.

 

 

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This morning's play of this song made me wonder if the Frio Town Courthouse is still "standing". I snuck back in there to see it (and check it off my bucket list for Texas courthouses) about 10 years ago and it was a sad sight. I didn't dare walk inside for fear of the remains of the pieces of floor giving way and my foot landing on a rattlesnake.

 

The memory of that piece of lost Texas makes the song that much sadder, too. Which in turn makes it that much better.

 

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I love all our old courthouses in Texas. It's so sad to see the ones that have been forgotten and have fallen into disrepair. That website you linked is awesome!

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13 minutes ago, PurpleDawg said:

I love all our old courthouses in Texas. It's so sad to see the ones that have been forgotten and have fallen into disrepair. That website you linked is awesome!

Yeah, I have wasted a ton of hours on Texas Escapes before.

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