Happy Birthday, Mr Honey/Whiskey Tonsils! Now (for God’s sake) get your hair cut!
Willie is 83 today, which unfortunately means we may have to contemplate pushing him into TVC’s Dead Pool ™ some time soon….
But for now, let’s celebrate both kinds of great music – country and western – and from Texas, at that. Willie is the last man standing at the Alamo, now that Waylon Jennings has gone.
He has ‘cut’ a bunch of great ‘discs’ in his time but we particularly like:
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain
Blue Skies (which everyone used to sing, as ‘Blue Ties’, during the reign of Prime Minister Tony Abbott);
I Gotta Get Drunk (“There’s a lot of doctors tell me That I’d better start slowing it down
But there’s more old drunks than there are old doctors So I guess we’d better have another round”)
I’m a Memory
On the Road Again (featured in Primary Colors)
and last but not least, as featured in the sublime Edge of Darkness, Time of the Preacher (from “Red Headed Stranger”)