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mjwhitegd
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townes van zandt

#52204 2 years, 11 months ago
any fans?
Equinox
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Re: townes van zandt

#52207 2 years, 11 months ago
Definitely a fan. Actually saw him live once in Philly. Master songwriter, completely unique performer.
"Got any nails?"
"No!"
"Got any flies?"
mrh
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Re: townes van zandt

#52209 2 years, 11 months ago
There's a really good documentary on Townes, the name of which escapes me at the moment. But you should be able to find it on Netflix.
edheadwharfrat
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Posts:697

Re: townes van zandt

#52271 2 years, 11 months ago
One of my favorite songs is his "To Live is to Fly", which was beautifully covered by the Cowboy Junkies. I can't access you tube on my work computer, otherwise I would post it. The chorus goes like this:

To live is to fly
Low and high
So shake the dust off of your wings
And the sleep out of your eyes
Without love day to day insanity's king
the highway terror
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we gonna stay here til we soothe our souls

Re: townes van zandt

#52279 2 years, 11 months ago
Definitlely a talent that died way too young
Fans of Van Zandt can find a ton of great bootlegs here:tela.sugarmegs.org/alpha/t.html

Look under the "T" Section.
captaintony
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Re: townes van zandt

#52373 2 years, 11 months ago
Glad to see there are still fans of his music. I was playing his Pancho and Lefty one night and my wife was like who is that? She can't stand his voice, well honey that's the guy who wrote it.
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