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May 11, 2007

Townes Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Uploading champ StAlphege shares a very moving clip from a televised tribute to Townes Van Zandt. (UPDATE: Here's another clip from the same show.) I blogged about Townes Van Zandt -- a heartbreaker of an artist in all too many ways -- back here. It's one of my better postings, if I do say so m'self ...

Here's Jimmie Dale Gilmore doing Townes' "Buckskin Stallion Blues." Lordy, could that man cast a spell:

If three and four was seven only,
Where would that leave one and two?
If love can be and still be lonely,
Where does that leave me and you?
Time there was and time there will be.
Where does that leave me and you?

Just typing those words out choked me up a bit, in a grateful-for- the-pain-and-the-beauty kind of way.

I notice that John Kruth's bio of Townes (which I haven't yet read) is finally available.

Only semi-related but too good not to pass along: Townes' best bud Guy Clark does a grave-yet-mischievous reading of his own "Dublin Blues," accompanied by the beautiful Karen Matheson. Matheson can cast quite a spell herself.

Y'all are using TubeSock to download and save your favorite YouTube vids, aren't you? Given the ways of fate (and copyright lawyers), they aren't going to be available online forever. (UPDATE: Visitor Sam Boogliodemus does his downloading with the free Mux.)

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at May 11, 2007




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((Y'all are using Tubesock to download and save your favorite YouTube vids, aren't you?))

I've been using Mux. That way I can fart around online at work (low bandwidth) and then download at home (high bandwith). Besides, it's free!!!

http://mux.cruxy.com/power.jsp

Posted by: Sam Boogliodemus on May 11, 2007 2:26 PM



Your big Townes post may be the best one you have done.

Posted by: Lexington Green on May 13, 2007 1:37 AM






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