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Townes Van Zandt Because I Feel Like It March 1, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, family, General Catholic, non squitur.
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It’s just a Townes kind of day.  Eminently charming, humorous, and hugely talented, a Texan in just about every sense, like many artists, he fell into hard living and died as a pretty miserable alcoholic.  In his later years he was just a shadow of his former self, but for a while in the early 70s he was as good as they came. Interestingly, he released an album in 1973 entitled The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, and it was right after that that he fell into wholesale active addiction.

This first one speaks eloquently of my mood today, not so much the hook, but the body of the lyrics:

This one is better known, and just kind of gives a sense of who Townes was at his height:

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1. Baseballmomof8 - March 2, 2018

Love Pancho and Lefty 🙂
Been a rotten couple of days, appreciate this.

Tantumblogo - March 2, 2018

Boy me too! Yesterday was just the start, today was also quite bad.

Is Lent. I try to take it, Lord.

Baseballmomof8 - March 3, 2018

Many years ago I was discussing with a dear priest friend all the sorrows I was experiencing ….. then I just blurted out… “it’s LENT” – ever since then that’s the mantra… “It’s Lent…”. Hang in there, this too shall pass.


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