Monday, May 06, 2013

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack

Joe Ely...


All the poets they agreed
Spanish is a loving tongue but
She never spoke Spanish to me
Ah, well.  Let's leave that aside, mainly because she DID speak Spanish to me on occasion, most o' which I can't repeat here.  Digressions aside, I've been a big fan o' Mr. Ely for a long long time, dating back to here:


That's a ticket stub from the first time I saw Mr. Ely and it was in London, of all places.  That was also one of the BEST 16 bucks (or so, for me and The Second Mrs. Pennington) I EVER spent.  TSMP and I had first row balcony seats in The Venue and we really rocked out that night.  And so it was that I was hooked... 

The last time I saw Mr. Ely was in Austin in 1999, when he played three nights at one o' Sixth Street's honky-tonks and I was in attendance for all three shows.  Joe was the guy who introduced me to the Austin style o' New Country and I've never looked back.  These days I tend to get my Austin Music fix from Austin City Limits, but there are times when I long to be down on Sixth Street... just cruisin' and boozin'.  It don't get much better than that, Gentle Reader.

4 comments:

  1. Ain't nothin' like the Texas Road-House atmosphere with the right live band!

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    1. Roger that, even in London.

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  2. My first date with Toby was to the Cotton Club to dance to Joe Ely, who was a regular there back in the day (1976-ish). Thanks for sharing - great memories.

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