"If I don't believe in solipsism, who will?" - Al Batt

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Desperados Waiting for a Train

I was looking for Jimmy Dale Gilmore doing I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, a just killer version of a classic song, maybe the best, when I kicked this one up out of the dirt. Guy Clark singing a song about his Grandma's boyfriend Jack, then passing it along to some of the best songwriters of what is called Americana, or Alt Country or just damned great music. All these old people singing? I remember when we were all young. God, I love this song.
Guy Clark
Nancy Griffith
Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Rodney Crowell
Eric Taylor
Steve Earle
Jerry Jeff Walker (where's he been for the last 20 years?)
and I think I see Butch Hancock in the dark playing keyboards.
Kids, if you're from Texas (or anywhere else) it just doesn't get better than this.


azphotomac said...

Is this what you were looking for?



Gunnar Berg said...

We have a winner. Thank you.

reverend dick said...


Gunnar- my life is like some old Western movie.

That is for real. Wink and gimme money for the girls...

World without end, Amen.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Dex