Skip to comments.Willie Nelson Song to Appear on Occupy Wall Street Album
Posted on 01/29/2012 4:30:38 PM PST by smokingfrog
As previously reported, Willie Nelson is rallying behind the Occupy Wall Street protests. While many country artists have kept mum about their thoughts on the movement, Nelson posted a video in October of him and his wife reciting a poem they wrote in favor of Occupy.
Now, hes joining forces with other famous musicians who share his stance on the topic by contributing to the album Occupy This Album: A Compilation of Music By, For and Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%. The album is expected to release in the spring.
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I’ve been a Willie fan forever and loved his outlaw stance......that being said I think the weed has gone to his head.
ROTFL! Poor Willie. The ONLY thing he has in common with the OWieS is that he smokes marijuana. This is proof that he has probably smoked one too many joints. Willie. I’ve always been a big country music fan. YOU are overrated.
Will the album be given away free? If we have to pay for it, it’s just more exploitative corporate jive for the 1%, man.
Occupy This Album: A Compilation of Music By, For and Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%.
Soon to be available in Thrift stores across the nation.
Willie Nelson is proof that drugs really do destroy brain cells
I’m not all that big of a Willie fan, but I’m sure Willie can still hit the road in his tour bus and fill Luckenbach, or any venue in that nation and will still be welcome by his fans.
By the way, are you a resident of Luckenbach?
Your right but his song “on the road again” is still one of my favorites.....
Willie Nelson sucks, his music sucks and his politics suck.
OWS has the best weed.
Willie has written some of the greatest Country songs of all time; “Hello Walls,” “Crazy,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” etc., but I think all of the pot has gone to his head.
also can be found in the Dollar stores across the country...after they don’t sell there, its the dumpster. I think they may make good scare a crows blowing in the wind...:O)
Willie had a gig in a Western town a few years back. He went on stage so drunk or stoned, and senile he could not remember his own songs.
I cut him a break.
Dude? It's not going to be free?
Yeah whatever. Willie, go spike a tree or smoke a joint for your drug buddies.
Turn out the lights.
Just about the time that big city libtards in places like Oakland have had enough of the noise, smell and vandalism, tax evader Willy Nelson crawls onto the OWS bandwagon. Apparently, he is too stoned to understand that OWS wants to come down HARD on rich people who don’t pay enough taxes. That would include him. You just can’t make this crap up.
I don’t think anyone actually lives in Lukenbach.
He did have a pretty bad run-in with the IRS. How much of that was self-inflicted, I don’t know.
The occupiers are the demographic Willie wants to connect with? This is a real let down.
Lol. No, I don’t think so either. At least not the last time I was there.
I recall when he sang the National Anthem at the 1976 Democratic National Convention. Up till then, I had never heard of him, and in his long hair and scruffy clothes, I thought he was some hippie they had dragged off of Skid Row. When he sang the song, he omitted the part about the rockets and bombs.
Willie Nelson made a very bad first impression with me, and when I hear his name in the news, I still think of that performance.
I bike ride through there a few times a year and it is a great place to stop and take a break.
But, those who do not live there, have no say in who is not welcome in Lukenbach.
So, Willie isn’t a %1er? What about his tax subsidies for his sham fuel? Willie has been loaded for so long he doesn’t know s*** from shinola
I guess he figgers that's where the money is, with them occupiers bein' on TV all the time. 50 years of weed will do that to a guy.
Don’t they claim 3 people? Or is that just an exaggeration?
“...this crazy life we’re livin, has us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys.”
Willie. Ive always been a big country music fan. YOU are overrated
I wouldn’t go that far.The man is a nutcase as far as his peronal life, but his music stands against anyone. When you see him in concert and he plays an hour and a half without playing more than half a song and you know every one, that’s a deep well.But yeah, he’s equally a kook
I’ll get that album free from a PtoP site lol
Im not all that big of a Willie fan, but Im sure Willie can still hit the road in his tour bus and fill Luckenbach, or any venue in that nation and will still be welcome by his fans.
Willie is still touring only with a smaller group. He is also playing to smaller venues it seems now days rather than the larger arenas of the past. He has some 20+ dates for Feb/Mar.
Willie is just an old hippy that has smoked too much pot and done who knows what else to fry his brain. He is always on the wrong side of issues.
Y’all can say anything you want about Willie’s music or his politics, but don’t ever bad mouth his liver. Must be made out of cast iron.
He did have the greatest line on owing the IRS I’ve ever heard though. “How could the IRS let someone like me get into them for $17 million?
Willie loves to play and loves to tour. A year or so ago I was talking to one of his crew and he said that it is not uncommon for him to receive a call at 8:00 at night and be told to get to the tour bus at midnight because Willie needs to play.
From that and other things, I get the impression that Willie keeps touring so that he will keep living. They also say that even when the band stays at a hotel, Willie stays on the tour bus.
On The Road Again is not simply a song.
“Apparently, he is too stoned to understand that OWS wants to come down HARD on rich people who dont pay enough taxes.”
Willie’s too stoned to remember to pay his taxes....that’s why keeps touring.
Willie has never been anything more than a drunken junkie with mediocre talent at best. From my viewpoint, Willie should just haul his sorry a$$ down to OWS where he can just drink and drug himself to death.
Word was back in the heyday that they never knew how Willie would arrive at a venue. It may be that he caught a ride with a trucker, hopped a plane, thumbed a ride, etc. but it seems he was a free bird so to speak. I enjoy the days when he had Waylon and Jessie Colter, along with his sister Bobbie. I’ve seen them do a two set, walk off to standing ovations and come back for another hour or so.
Willie heard that Occupiers always have the best dope.
Ever since Ole Willie’s wife sewed him up in that sheet and beat the H#@@ out of him with a 2X4 his brain has been not quite right.
Willie’s greatest hit, IMO. Patsy Cline, 1962:
To paraphrase West - Willie can get the hell out of Texas.
I never cared for Willie or his music.
Best recording of Funny How Time Slips Away was recorded by Joe Hinton: