“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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27 April 2013

WILLIE NELSON HITS 80 - HAVE A DRINK

Trigger, Willie Nelson's Martin N-20 classical guitar, bought sight unseen from Shot Jackson in Nashville in 1969 for $750.  Trigger was in better nick in those days, but he sounds better now.   More importantly, Willie's eighty years old today.  DRINKSTER's had many a refreshment, sedative, soother, loving  and trigger of his own while the music of Willie plunks and croons away.  The best of it?  I've yet to discover anything more rewarding than the 2008 recording that  Willie and his harmonica player, Micky Raphael, made live with Wynton Marsalis and his band in New York City in 2008.  Open a good old red, roll up a serious doob, stack this concert up in front of your best comfy chair, and toast one of most remarkable men of our age. There won't be any more of these.

2 comments:

Stuart Robinson said...

Thank you for sharing this - having a listen now.

AB Perth said...

what has 100 legs and 8 teeth ?
The front row of a Willie Nelson concert