From the Road

| October 19, 2017 | 39 Comments

I’m back on the road again for a bit. So that means you all get lucky – articles from me may be somewhat limited for the next 2 or 3 weeks. (smile)

Someone asked me if I’d be playing Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” during the trip. Probably not; I never was a huge Willie Nelson fan. My taste in music tends rock vice country.

But this tune did hit the stereo already.  Kinda apropos, IMO.

 


One problem: it was kinda hard to keep from pressing down a bit too much on the accelerator while that was playing. (smile)

The band did some good work in the 1980s. For representative selection of their best work during that decade, give a listen to their 1990 hits album Standards. Several tracks there are excellent – especially tracks 11(“Sold Me Down the River”) and  12 (“Devolution Workin’ Man Blues”).

Y’all take care.

Category: Pointless blather, Who knows

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  1. Jonn Lilyea says:

    There was a great disturbance in the Force as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced yesterday when Hondo stopped by the TAH Headquarters.

  2. Buckeye Jim says:

    I got stopped speeding one really early morning on the way to drill. The patrolman checked my registration/license etc. and chatted a bit about the service. When he mentioned my speeding, I confessed that I probably was moving a bit too fast because I was playing an upbeat Pointer Sisters (remember them?) tape (yes, it was awhile ago). He paused a moment, returned my documents, told me he was not going to issue a ticket, and told me to put on a Sinatra tape.

    Drive safely.

  3. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Hondo sells Generac propane powered generators, he has busy in Houston, Key West, PR and USVI.

    He sold me one last month at my new pad just north of Key West.

    Run and purrs like a kitten.

  4. Perry Gaskill says:

    Hondo, the last time I saw Willie Nelson was at the Pozo Saloon in California. Even if you’re the most heavy metal fan of rock ‘n’ roll, you can still like Willie…

    • Tallywhagger says:

      There was a bar, probably on Fenton Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD that featured a lot of Willie. It was in the 70’s and Whisky River was pretty popular

      Without his sister, the piano player and arranger of his good stuff, Willie may have been relegated to the great guys who never were.

      Thank God for Patsy Cline!

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Goodbye, Hondo. It was swell, while it lasted. I’ll miss you.

  6. Tallywhagger says:

    My Woman From Tokyo.

  7. David says:

    if you need road songs: The Road GoesOn Forever, bu The Party Never Ends – REK

  8. Graybeard says:

    Be safe, Hondo!

    In my book, Willie is rock in a cowboy hat, but whatever. Safe journey and get back here soon.

    • cc senor says:

      Some of us remember the “button down look” Willie.

      • Perry Gaskill says:

        Just shows what happened in those days if you started hanging out at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin.

        Personally, I’d be tempted to vote for Beer For My Horses as the TAH theme song if somebody caught me in the right mood…

        • Graybeard says:

          I second the motion.

          Willie, Waylon and the boys in Austin really took it out of Nashville and the suits’ demands on what they played and wore. Outlaw Country was some good stuff – and it served the suits right that they lost out on a good deal of high-dollar country music.

          Johnny Cash had managed to break free from the suits by virtue of his popularity, but a lot of the others were being stifled.

  9. Cris says:

    Radar Love….but it may result in speeding tickets

  10. NHSparky says:

    Can’t believe none of yoy have posted this yet.

    https://youtu.be/qRKNw477onU

    • OWB says:

      That was on a “Road Songs” CD that Cracker Barrel sold some years ago. Included all kinds of good road music, and used to start every road trip we made. Alas, no CD player in the new wheels.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    Outrun the Cops!!!

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