Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Willie Nelson- Opportunity To Cry

No more tears.

The artistic and popular resurgence enjoyed by Johnny Cash at the end of his life is a rare music industry feel-good story. Meanwhile, Willie Nelson, 73, is still recording and touring with a vengeance. More than ever, he seems to be doing whatever he damn well feels like. You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker is one of the best releases of 2006. There's also a new essential reissue of his most celebrated music. The infamous IRS Tapes are long out-of-print. "Opportunity To Cry" packs pathos, hilarity, a rude inference and disturbing psychosis into two-and-a-half minutes. Here's to your health, Willie.


jon manyjars said...

Let's hope Willie fired his hair stylist after that album cover.

Happy In Bag said...

Oh man, Jon! And we were getting along so nicely.