Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday morning music musings

I must admit, I thought it was quite ironic that I'd hear two of my Texas music favorites, Cross Canadian Ragweed and the Randy Rogers Band, at a Mexican restaurant in Sulphur, Louisiana yesterday afternoon. Not that I thought their fan base would stop at the Sabine River — as a matter of fact, the first and only time I've seen CCR live was at Cowboys in Lake Charles and it was pretty well packed — but I just thought that was really cool.
I got this comment on one of last week's posts:

I teach at a local school, and it never seems to amaze me how the high school kids still like Waylon, Merle, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, George Jones. About the time I think there is no hope, I put on one of my old CDs and the kids all know and like the lyrics...

Interesting, but not altogether surprising. I'd bet as most folks get older they by and large get introduced to that older music right about then and more than a few even like it. I had older family members who listened to it, and then I heard even more on the radio late at night during my high school years. I sure wish I'd had high school teachers who were cool enough to play that stuff.
Heyyyy, this is another of my favorites, at Willie's Place, Sirius Ch. 64: "I was born, in Saginaw, Michigan...I grew up, in a house on Saginaw Bay..."