Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Willie

My "Texas" is coming out and I just had to write about Willie Nelson and the fact that it is his 75th Birthday this year.........the actual date has actually passed but, in typical Willie Style, I think he's celebrating the whole year. I adore this photo because it is SO Willie - no smoothing out the wrinkles, no fancy new guitar - he's a "take me the way I am or not at all" kinda guy.........a typical trait in Texas!
The May 2008 issue of Texas Monthly is a homage to Willie. There is an article in that issue that, instead of the staff writing about Willie's accomplishments and escapades, of which there are many, they asked the likes of Kinky Friedman, Jimmy Carter, Norah Jones, Merle Haggard and a few other reprobates to write their memories.
I'm here to tell you, the article is a "laugh out loud by yourself" article! There is an infamous comment by Kinky that has been circulating on the internet.......it is hysterical! I COULD tell you what he said, but the one or two conservative people who read this blog might faint (of course as Liberal and down-to-earth as I am, I can't imagine a Conservative reading my blog)........ha.
So, now that I've got your curiosity wandering, see if you can read it on the web. If not, email me and I'll tell you what he said..........but truly, if you like Willie, you should read the whole article. And then, thank your lucky stars there are still people alive that do it "their way"!

7 comments:

Kay Cox said...

As a devoted Willie fan, I loved the article and what a great photo. Daughter Karen adores Willie, too. I wish we saw more of him but he keeps a low profile these days.

Kay Cox said...

I would love to quilt this photo but since I didn't take the picture, better not.

Gin said...

Babs, I may be conservative but I ain't square!!! LOL.

jennifer rose said...

That issue was one of Texas Monthly's best! I'll have you know that conservatives subscribe to Texas Monthly, are fans of Willie Nelson and Kinky Friedman, and even read Cousin Nancy's blog as well as yours.

jennifer rose
http://www.staringatstrangers.com
http://www.stufflawyerslike.wordpress.com

Babs said...

Jennifer - Who is Cousin Nancy?

jennifer rose said...

Cousin Nancy, http://cousinnancy.blogspot.com/, manages the Utopia Pet Rescue Ranch...and Kinky Friedman's personal life.

Babs said...

Thanks for the info on "Cousin Nancy" Jennifer - veeeeery interesting!