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  • OT Any Merle Haggard Fans?

    Here is a recent interview with Merle Haggard in our local paper this past weekend. Some interesting comments he has about playing an upcoming acoustic set with Kris Kristoferson.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/29/DD2416KIHP.DTL&hw=merle+haggard&sn=001&sc=1000
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    Big fan of Mighty Merle!

    Did you, by chance, see the Acoustic Guitar magazine interview w/ Merle a year or so ago?
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    • #3
      That was a good article. Wonder who will win the argument. Saw Kris on Spectacle with Elvis Costello, acoustic set with John Mellencamp, Roseanne Cash, and damn it sucks getting old....Norah Jones?( I'm probably wrong on that one)
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      • #4
        Big fan of Mighty Merle!

        Did you, by chance, see the Acoustic Guitar magazine interview w/ Merle a year or so ago?


        No I did not. Do you have a link to it?
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        • #5
          He put on a horrible show back in the early 80's and I haven't cared for him since. ****************ty attitude towards the audience too. Really turned me off.
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          • #6
            Merle's great
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            • #7
              Big Merle fan here.

              He's not very popular here in the UK compared to the USA but I got a 4 disc boxset of his a while back, and it's full of quality songs. I particularly like 'Workin' Man Blues' 'The Fightin' Side of me' and 'Daddy Frank The Guitar Man' ... but therre are other great songs in there too.

              I actually covered 'Workin Man Blues' a couple of times. In fact I might have to do that one again soon.
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              • #8
                No I did not. Do you have a link to it?


                See if this works: http://www.acousticguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=7092
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                • #9
                  Seems like Merle is not the kind of guy who really gives a damn whether you like him or not. He is who he is, one of the original "outlaws" of country music. The song "Sing Me Back Home" is my favorite.
                  If you find your self alone riding in green fields with the sun in your face... do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium. And you are already dead! Brothers... what we do in life... echoes in eternity! (Gladiator)

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                  • #10
                    Definite fan here.
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                    • #11
                      I saw Merle back in 1977. I was a long haired rocker and went to the show on a lark. However, I left the show a big fan and even learned a half dozen of his songs.
                      "Hurry up and paddle, I hear banjo music"


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                      • #12
                        Put my name on the list. I was amused to learn that, despite his anti-drug messages (and all around self-righteousness) in Okie from Muskogee, Merle
                        smoked a joint before every single performance right up until very recently when he kicked the habit.

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                        • #13
                          I like Merle, too - saw him here in town last year and he put on a great show. Still can belt out the tunes no problem and he is like 72 now?
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                          • #14
                            Loves me some Merl...quart of shine in a mason jar & an acoustic on the back porch, on into the night.
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                            • #15
                              Put my name on the list. I was amused to learn that, despite his anti-drug messages (and all around self-righteousness) in Okie from Muskogee, Merle
                              smoked a joint before every single performance right up until very recently when he kicked the habit.


                              This is true. A complex guy, not a redneck. More like a freewheeling I'm going to do it my way rebel to the establishment. Wrote some great prison songs too.
                              If you find your self alone riding in green fields with the sun in your face... do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium. And you are already dead! Brothers... what we do in life... echoes in eternity! (Gladiator)

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