Friday, February 17, 2006

Brokeback Crooning

I've always known that country music legend Willie Nelson leaned a little to the liberal side, but I guess I never really knew just how far he leaned.
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. ... [T]he 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."
Makes you take another look at those old lyrics by old Shotgun Willie: Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of, themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.


Anonymous barfkitty said...

Ew!! I'll never listen to country music the same way again! (Luckily, I've never been a big fan of it anyways).

2/17/2006 12:16 PM  

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