A now for some tortured twang…

July 22, 2010

Ever since viewing 2009’s ‘Crazy Heart’, I’ve been on a country music kick of sorts. It’s not the new country playing on my local radio stations that I’m into – it’s the old country classics: Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard.  The same sort of haunting, tortured tunes that Jeff Bridges strummed as Bad Blake are what I’m after. Watching PBS’s ‘American Masters – Merle Haggard‘ last night was even more of a push. While mostly sad and depressing, the songs seem real and honest – sometimes strikingly so. I listen to the lyrics and learn them almost instantly. On my trip to the library today I walked out with 3 Merle Haggard’s, 1 Hank Williams, and a Ray Price album.

You may want to check on me in the morning.


3 Responses to “A now for some tortured twang…”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    We have tons of country, Amy. Want to borrow some?
    You’ll need to come to our house in Salem to see…..

  2. Iheartoregon Says:

    wow, this blog is old. wonder if the author is still alive.

  3. artsyaim Says:

    yup, still alive & kickin!

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