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Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself on 4/20
abclocal.go.com/wpvi ^ | 21 April 2012 | AP story

Posted on 04/21/2012 8:38:15 AM PDT by smokingfrog

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Roll Me up and Smoke Me

Keepin' Austin weird....

1 posted on 04/21/2012 8:38:20 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

He doesn’t live in Austin. He lives at a private country club/golf course he bought years ago located out toward Johnson City.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 8:46:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, FAMILY GUY)
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I must be behind the times. I don’t own a single one of his 150 “albums.” Actually, come to think of it, I can’t think of a single song of his I would recognize.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 8:46:44 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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I don’t care who’s in Austin,
Bob Wills is STILL the king.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 8:47:40 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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I have been in love with Willie and his music since I was a child. I remember the first time I ever heard him on the radio, I was about 10 and he would have been maybe 17. I was mesmerized and since then I have tried to collect every song he ever recorded. I saw him for the first time live in Houston last year. I do NOT, however, smoke weed. :D


5 posted on 04/21/2012 8:48:41 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

On The Road Again, Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain, Crazy, Georgia On My Mind, Whiskey River, All Of Me, City of New Orleans.........I could go on and on and on and on...... but I won’t! :D


6 posted on 04/21/2012 8:53:05 AM PDT by Ditter
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Is he still living there, or did the Feds get it when Willie got caught not paying his taxes?


7 posted on 04/21/2012 8:53:42 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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If nothing else that Willie did, he helped lead the country revolution against the stale Nashville sound.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 8:53:52 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I don’t own a lot of them, but I have owned Red Headed Stranger a LOT of times. I have worn it out repeatedly, first as an LP, then as a cassette and now as a disc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTPzP5Qq8q8


9 posted on 04/21/2012 8:55:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Ditter

City of New Orleans — love that song.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 8:55:41 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Tigerized

“Bob Wills is STILL the king.”

AAAWWWT Nowwww!

Deep within my heart lies a memory . . .


11 posted on 04/21/2012 8:57:17 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Ditter

He used to do a lot of gospel music — back in the day.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 8:59:49 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Willie Nelson & Ray Charles...

Seven Spanish Angels

13 posted on 04/21/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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You’re not behind the times. You’re completely out of the times.

I am a conservative and ex-military but love Willie Nelson, pot-smoking habit and all. His music and his distinctive voice are iconic in our culture. You don’t have to be a country music fan or own any of his records to know who he is and recognize some of his music from just being alive in this society.

Tell me again what cave was that you’ve been living in for the past 50 years?


14 posted on 04/21/2012 9:00:09 AM PDT by HotHunt
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Roll me up and smoke me? I thought it was Push The Handle And Flush Me.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 9:00:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Keepin' Austin weird....

Yo, duuuude, like totally beat me, uh, to it, man! Go, green! Tree huggers unite! You'd think they'd have included a picture of the statue.

16 posted on 04/21/2012 9:01:21 AM PDT by bgill
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His music’s OK, but he’s such a lowlife.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
If you've got the money honey, I've got the time,~~~~~ We'll go honkey tonkin’ and hit every joint in town~~~ when you run out of money I'll run out of time~~~
18 posted on 04/21/2012 9:02:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain

Years ago an Abilene station played that one song all day long. Supposedly the dj locked himself in the booth and wouldn't come out. Never did find out what the deal was but it was funny.

19 posted on 04/21/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by bgill
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To: smokingfrog

I wish I could remember what the song he was singing was, when I heard Willie on the radio but it was about 61 years ago so I guess I am forgiven.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 9:06:31 AM PDT by Ditter
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