Thursday, February 16, 2006

Free my Willie!


Paul sent me this new article from Yahoo.....

Willie Nelson Releases Gay Cowboy Song
Wed Feb 15, 5:14 PM ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music outlaw Willie Nelson sang "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" more than 25 years ago. He released a very different sort of cowboy anthem this Valentine's Day"
"Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)" may be the first gay cowboy song by a major recording artist. But it was written long before this year's Oscar-nominated "Brokeback Mountain" made gay cowboys a hot topic.
Available exclusively through iTunes, the song features choppy Tex-Mex style guitar runs and Nelson's deadpan delivery of lines like, "What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?" and "Inside every cowboy there's a lady who'd love to slip out."
The song, which debuted Tuesday on Howard Stern's satellite radio show, was written by Texas-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette in 1981. Sublette said he wrote it during the "Urban Cowboy" craze and always imagined Nelson singing it.
Someone passed a copy of the song to Nelson back in the late 1980s and, according to Nelson's record label, Lost Highway, he recorded it last year at his Pedernales studio in Texas.
Nelson has appeared in several Western movies and sings "He Was a Friend of Mine" on the "Brokeback Mountain" soundtrack.

11 comments:

heather said...

The country radio station here supposedly has been playing it, but I haven't heard it yet.

totalvo said...

if y'all look at my profile pic, I am dressed up like brokeback mountain.. HURRAY FOR GAY COWBOYS...

Aaron said...

Cas, you're not fooling us, we know why you put that post up. It's one of the laziest posts we've seen from you in a while. I've written more in this comment than you did in the post. You picked that because you knew it would generate comments and you could sit back and act like you did something.

Boo.

totalvo said...

cas Don't listen to em.. HURRAY FOR GAY COWBOYS

locomocos said...

thank you totalvo.

unlike SOME bloggy people - you appreciate posts designed to illicit conversation, thought, and self discovery.

Due to the LACK of activity lately (probably due to the fact you have been so jealous of my Futurama valentine, and so intimidated by my V-Day post) I decided that I too would join the thousands of lazy posts other people have put together.

so before we shake the cheeto at WHO has been lazy lately, let's all just take a look at the last weeks activity and realize that HEATHER has posted more this week than the enitire PENTARCHY!

PLUS, to further defend my post, you yourself said i post more than anyone else. So at that time, did you not care whether it was a small blurb of mine, or of someone elses'? The hypocrisy of your comment, dear a-ron, astounds me.
Boo on you!

And so i say to you, my good friend, in the immortal words of Fez, Good Day!

heather said...

Hey Cassie, want me to smack him around for ya???

So.... has all of my posting earned me a spot in the Pentarcy?

Aaron said...

YES! Cas, There's the effort I'm talking about! Very nicely done on the research. Good wording. Expert link integration. Excellent comment.

Good Job Cas!

This and That said...

Aaron just wants to stir things up but not in a thought provoking way. He reminds me of those people in the bar who love the sound of their voice and you are just glad the music is high enough you can barely hear the BS. Just nod and order another drink.
like your blog by the way...

locomocos said...

Thanks, This and That.

i also think A-ron is just upset that one of his icons can relate to the passion of guy on guy axshun.

c'mon. the dude has had a long braid for like 50 years.....

JOSH Coast said...

I SAID GOOD DAY!

Amber said...

What?? Josh?! Is that your Turrets syndrome rearing it's head?