I saw Willie live and in color, Commerce, ETSU Gym, Circa 1976.
David Allen Coe opened the show… for three hours.
Willie was late.
Didn’t Matter: I would have waited all night.
He opened (as always) with “Whiskey River”
The crowd went nuts and I spilled my Wild Turkey 101…
“Rita Coolidge, Rita Coolidge cleft for me”
Since it is still Texas Independence Day, I am gonna continue to bombast my Blog with Texans I admire.
Here is (in my mind) one of the greatest (and most misunderstood and underrated) Texans: Kris Kristofferson, Rhode’s Scholar, ruffian, redneck, poet.
He married well. Too bad it didn’t take. Rita Coolidge! He should have found a way to make that work…
What can I say?
Tanya (famous for ‘Tanya Moments’–dancin’ on tables an’ stuff–Gotta love Tanya!)
She ain’t no Kris Kristofferson, no poet, but Damn! She embodies all that is Texas: Vain, rough, loud and proud!
Texas! A whole nuther country!