--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long wrote: > > turq, what I love about this clip is seeing so much *soul* in Emmylou and Willie, 2 very successful entertainers. I bet lots of entertainers have lots of soul, but maybe many of them sort of hide that, thinking they have to do so in order to be successful. It's a treat for me to see 2 who do not hide their soul. If that's what it means to be an outlaw, then power to the renegades I say!
Agreed. With Emmylou, she's always been a total *individual*, from the moment she was first discovered by her mentor Gram Parsons. She's one of those women who "went gray" early (in her very early 30s), and I always liked that she not only didn't try to hide it, she celebrated it by "going gray" entirely, and very fashionably. On the other hand, I wish she hadn't gone the Botox route with her face, because although it still looks young, when she speaks you can see that it's partly "frozen in place." With Willie, what can one say? He's never tried to hide what he is or his occasional bad habits (marijuana, tax evasion), or the fact that he's a crusty old bastard and proud of it. He just is what he is, and makes no apologies for it. If you call that "soul," no problem. I call it "character." In this day and age, with the government knowing pretty much everything about all of our lives, reading our emails, and listen- ing in to all of our phone calls, there is no way *to* successfully hide who you are. The only defense against such a world is *to be in public exactly who you are in private, and Not Give A Shit*. Doing that gives you freedom. It also IMO gives you character. > ________________________________ > From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:54 AM > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote: > > > > that's excellent tho I prefer the Willie Nelson version > > Willie actually got the song from Emmylou, not from Townes > Van Zandt directly, and then recorded it in a very popular > version with Merle Haggard. He tells the story of that discovery > (and performs the song with Emmylou) here. Their version was > excellent, partly because both Willie and Merle are such > outlaws themselves. > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIUe8iQPM0Â > > > ________________________________ > > From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com > > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > > Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:31 PM > > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cafe Nostalgia > > > > It was probably the use of Marty Robbins' "El Paso" in the final episode of "Breaking Bad" that got me thinking about it, but ever since I've been on kind of a music kick, finding and listening to classic outlaw songs. "El Paso" is obviously one of the greats in that category, but it's another old outlaw song that's stuck in my head tonight, and it's even brought back some pleasant memories about my time in the TM movement, so I'll share them with you. > > > > Back in early 1977, when I first heard the song, I was living at the TM National Headquarters at the end of Sunset Blvd. I was working there as personnel director for a few months before my Sidhis course, and lived on the premises in one of the rooms (it was formerly a motel, for those of you who never went there). It was a cool place to live -- a block from the beach, next door to the Yogananda Lake Shrine -- and even though I was making shit money I was earning precious (at the time) course credits, so I made the best of living there. > > > > It was there I first heard Emmylou Harris' version of a great Townes Van Sandt outlaw song called "Pancho and Lefty." I remember listening to it one night with my girlfriend, who I had had to sneak into my room, the both of us feeling very much like outlaws ourselves for having sex there in the TM National Headquarters.ÃÂ :-) > > > > Anyway, it's a great song, and listening to it again in a Paris cafe -- all these years later -- I still love it. I also love -- all these years later -- still feeling like an outlaw. > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3LQeRqTBK4Â > > >