Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack

So, there I was, out on the verandah, drinkin' beer and listenin' to the James McMurtry station on iTunes radio and it was good, indeed.  So we hied our ol' ass indoors and went lookin' for a suitable JM song to post this afternoon.  Well, one thing led to another during our search and we came upon this tune...

I wanna go home with the armadillo
Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene
The friendliest people and the prettiest women you've ever seen.
No, that ain't Mr. McMurtry.  But it IS Gary P. Nunn, another old-time favorite of mine and if you watch Austin City Limits on PBS (as I do, every week) you'll recognize the tune.  I was fortunate to catch Gary at a free show at the Houston Festival 2000 in... you guessed it... Houston in April o' 2000.

And yes, he DID play "London Homesick Blues" and EVERYONE in the audience (including YrHmblScrb) sang along.  That, Gentle Reader, was one of those moments you just want to capture somehow and bring it out when things ain't so good.  Good times.


  1. Did you ever get to have dinner at the Texas Embassy, over by Trafalgar Square?

    We know the pain, that's for sure... Lived two blocks from Marble Arch (And Tyburn)!

    1. I never heard of the place, Darryl. It may not have been there in the very early '80s and no one mentioned it to me when I went back on bid'niz in the '90s.


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