Saturday, November 22, 2008
Townes Van Zandt
Townes. I don't know who in this world can write songs, living or dead, as he could. My faithful readers, of which there are few, I know. I am getting divorced. This man has gone through so much shit and kept on going until he really couldn't. He is the equivalent of a song sampled by a million hip hop boys. Tons copied him. He was an original, wrote about life in a way that nobody could really do as well. Simply unmistakable. Moreso, I hear him and he gives me this odd hope. Most of us are not TVZ and that is a blessing. On the other hand, if we were TVZ without the afflictions, we would be able to say whatever we wanted.