Oakwood owl counting
pilgrims at the Stryx end gate,
"Whooo passes this night?"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Blaze of Glory

Kind of a downer. A while ago I wrote about the late alcoholic, homeless songwriter, Blaze Foley. Here's covers of a couple of his songs. 


Anonymous said...

and then look at you, with the home, the wife AND the booze. So do you think that life is really fair?


Gunnar Berg said...

Life ain't fair. Period. I was born at the right time, in the right place with the right DNA. It's nothing I earned or deserve. But I'm going to live it as long as I can anyway.

Anonymous said...

I have the wrong DNA but just barely enough sense (sometimes) to stay out of trouble. Here's hoping this continues, but don't count on it :-)

reverend dick said...

Merle does a nice job here. Blaze just writes such SAD songs. Not depressed or complaining, just heartbreakingly SAD.

Gunnar Berg said...

Yeah, he wrote about his life, which was pretty hard. He was living in a treehouse and dumpsters when he wrote these two. Hard to be too upbeat.