Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Townes Van Zandt in Heartworn Highway

"Waiting Around to Die", from the DVD documentary Heartworn Highways.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin

Posted by: BadTux / 10/27/2006 09:35:00 PM  


Awesome, just really awesome. Appalachian folk meets blues twisted into one really great lament. Thanks!
# posted by Sionnach, the Celtic Kitsune : 27/10/06 10:21 PM  

Yeah. I've been sitting here just hitting the "watch again" button over and over again.

He was twenty-one years old when he wrote that song. Twenty one. How the hell does someone who is twenty-one years old write a song that makes a 78 year old man cry? Townes always claimed that he didn't write songs. That he just sat down, and God sent them down and he just transcribed them. Maybe so. Maybe so.

- Badtux the Music Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 27/10/06 10:42 PM  

*Groan*... I'm going to have to get a faster connection some day.

To bad more folks don't listen to God.

Ah, so you are 78? That's 15 years of learning and wisdom over me. No wonder I like most of what you say.
# posted by BBC : 28/10/06 4:58 AM  

Uhm no, I'm not 78. But the black guy in the video, a neighbor of Townes van Zandt, is 79 years old. You'll just have to wait for it to download, then hit the "play again" button, won't you?
# posted by BadTux : 28/10/06 7:23 PM  

badtux, My daughter & I (she is 22) watched the video. It was wonderful. My daughter is a singer herself. She sang alot of old gospel in church when she was a child. & got to sing the national anthem for the portland trailblazers once. Anyway we both appreciate that kind of simple-soulfulness. Thanks!
# posted by L>T : 29/10/06 3:07 AM  

townes was a friend and a true troublesome talent. i had somebody ask me what it was like playing with him after i had done two months of roadhouses and stuff with him. i said "like being caged up with a swamp panther in a hurricane" i miss his ass. thanks for the clip.
# posted by The Minstrel Boy : 31/10/06 5:36 PM  

Amazing. Type "Austin pickers" in Google an see what we get here. Boy, that's amazing...
Just started to find out more about TVZ, and the more I read the more I get blown away. How did this fella manage to stay under my radar for all these years? It had to take YouTube to really get me going...
# posted by louis xiv : 11/1/07 7:20 PM  

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