.....and paying bills COULD be a real bummer, EXCEPT for the fact that from 8-10 p.m. KSCS 96.3 FM radio has a show called HONKY TONK TEXAS, that is so awesome it makes even bill paying almost bearable.
It drives Zteen crazy--he has to keep coming in to tell me, "Mom, could you turn down the radio JUST A LITTLE!"
Oops! Sorry. But when they play "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mothers" by Ray Wylie Hubbard and "London Homesick Blues" sung by Jerry Jeff BACK TO BACK it is almost more than I can stand! DH and I crank up the sound, and shout along. Yee Haw!
Then to follow it up with the songwriter's version of "Pancho and Lefty", a Lyle Lovett song, a new Rodney Crowell song, a Stevie Ray Vaughn song, Merle Haggard singing "The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" (which dearest hubby and I HAD to dance to--much to the chagrin of Zteen), "Miles and Miles of Texas" (which is playing now--thank you Asleep at the Wheel--and I don't know how people listen to swing without jumping up to dance!), and probably the GREATEST country song ever written: George Jones singing "He Stopped Lovin' Her Today." Awesome! It's the best 2 hours of music on the radio.
CORRECTION: Waylon Jennings sings "The Only Daddy That Will Walk the Line", not Merle Haggard. Thanks to Erik for making me look. (Though we can claim Merle if'n we *want* to--just because there's not a honky tonk in Texas that doesn't play "Mama Tried"!)
I'll leave you with the lyrics of the Jack Ingram song they're cranking now--a GREAT bluesy song.....
J. Ingram/T. Snider
I see you looking and I know what you think
You’re getting braver with every drink but
I am telling you something you need to know
She may look like a sweet young thing
Talking to him but she ain’t hearing a thing
If you were smart you’d turn around and let her go
That girls’ a Barbie doll
A Barbie doll
She’s real good-looking but she’s got no heart at all
She puts on her makeup and drives to the bar in her
Boyfriend’s old man’s brand-new car
She’s got no idea what she does or why
She does whatever she wants I guess
Whatever comes first or whatever looks best
Nobody I know has ever seen her cry
You should have seen her last Saturday night
She had a friend of mine treating her right
She was hanging on him until she found a better deal
You should have seen how cold she got
My buddy asked why and she said why not
Nobody I know swears she’s even real
Sorry, ya'll. I gotta go dance in the kitchen with my sweetie.