Open Thread

By Jacob | Related entries in Open Thread

Townes Van Zandt was an incredible songwriter and a great storyteller.

I first heard this song on a live album where he’s playing in Germany. He explains that Amarillo is a town in Texas where the wind blows 80 miles per hour all the time. He says the hippies look real funny there because their hair is always sticking straight out in front of them, or behind or to the side.

Then he tells them that the Gunnison is a river and the Raton Pass is the only way to get through the mountains to New Mexico from Colorado.

It’s a great story when he tells it.

Enjoy your weekend.


This entry was posted on Friday, April 15th, 2011 and is filed under Open Thread. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Jane Cooper Says:

    I heard Butch Hancock do this one in Austin in 1981, coming off my carpentry job and knocking back a longneck in the bar of the old Alamo Hotel, and I would not trade that time for anything…. It took two wrecking balls six months to knock that hotel down, but?? these songs will be here forever.

  2. kranky kritter Says:

    Been outta town. I was in Dallas.

    Went to the book depository. It was an easy shot. A 2nd gunman was not necessary. Oswald could have easily gotten off 3 shots and made them count. Not sure how he knew to get a job there a month ahead of time, though. Anyone know?

    Had the added treat of a protest on the grassy knoll. Muslim members of the socialist workers party were protesting the presence of Saudi troops in Bahrain. Yup, they were protesting thisin Dallas. It was quite lame.

    The stockyards in Ft Worth were also worth the trip.

Leave a Reply


NOTE TO COMMENTERS:


You must ALWAYS fill in the two word CAPTCHA below to submit a comment. And if this is your first time commenting on Donklephant, it will be held in a moderation queue for approval. Please don't resubmit the same comment a couple times. We'll get around to moderating it soon enough.


Also, sometimes even if you've commented before, it may still get placed in a moderation queue and/or sent to the spam folder. If it's just in moderation queue, it'll be published, but it may be deleted if it lands in the spam folder. My apologies if this happens but there are some keywords that push it into the spam folder.


One last note, we will not tolerate comments that disparage people based on age, sex, handicap, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry. We reserve the right to delete these comments and ban the people who make them from ever commenting here again.


Thanks for understanding and have a pleasurable commenting experience.


Related Posts: