I finished up the show “Tales From The Tour Bus”, by Mike Judge. It was mostly animated, and a unique behind the scenes stories from various country acts, Half of the show was spent on the combination of George Jones/Tammy Wynette and Waylon Jennings. 

Judge, narrates it, and in his given tone, you can hear a bit of “Hank Hill, Beavis and Butthead” coming out from time to time which makes it neat on it’s own. Other times he sound a lot like “Gilfoyle” from “Silicon Valley” who is played by Martin Starr

Highlights:

  • Shooter Jennings tells a tale of George Jones being over at Waylon’s house, and things start to get rowdy and Waylon ties Jones to a tree. Hearing noise, out side, Waylon opens the door and Jones screams “I’m the greatest country sing of all time”. Waylon snaps back “and you are tied to a tree”.I can damn near visualize it
  • Billy Joe Chaver starts a tale, by saying, “We was in Old Blue(a van for the band with a bed and couch in it), coming up to Canada, going through the border, pulling a stolen U-Haul that we had rented months and months before. Had to be a hell of a road trip. 
  • A tale about how Jennings would fly through a concert without a playlist and he’d start a song and the band had to know what was going on within 4 notes, but yet he would take the time to have a pre-show meeting so everyone could discuss what drugs and what amounts they would be taking so everyone could sync up. A different time.

If you like country music, it’s a must see. If you like music in general, you’ll likely find bits and pieces of it interesting. 

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Monday morning brought out a little twang with likely my favorite Waylon Jennings song, “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”. 

Favorite Line:

Lord, I’ve seen the world, with a five-piece band
Looking at the back side of me
Singing my songs, and one of his now and then
But I don’t think Hank done ‘em this way, no
I don’t think Hank done ’em this way

Waylon Jennings hangs around for the first song on Wednesday with “Good Ol’ Boys”.

Favorite line?  I have two and can’t pick one.

1

Staightenin’ the curves
Flattenin’ the hills
Someday the mountain might get ‘em
But the law never will

2

I’m a good ol’ boy
You know my momma loves me
But she don’t understand
They keep a showin’ my hands
And not my face on TV

The music started today with “Nowhere Road”, by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson.

Fitting line:

I’ve been down this road, just searchin’ for the end
And it don’t go nowhere, it just brings you back again

One big ole constant loop

Waylon Jennings  & Willie Nelson kick off the music this morning with “Luckenbach, Texas“

Favorite Line:

The only two things in life that make it worth livin’
Is guitars that tune good and firm feelin’ women

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado

Waylon Jennings “Highwayman”, from The Highwaymen