Sunday, April 13, 2008
WILLIE NELSON FOR PRESIDENT!
Okay- topper of all toppers, AFTER having FINISHED recording what is perhaps the greatest rock record of all time... or at least our time. The Nashville Pussies saunter over to Willie Nelson's old timey ghost town named LUCK, Texas. Which has been used for a buncha movies and videos with the provision that any movie using the property has to build ANOTHER fully functioning old timey building to add the town. Willie has his World Headquarters there which is basically an old timey two level building with a nice long wooden bar, poker tables, wood stove shoe shine seat and big screen tv and a stereo, oh and tons of trinkets of his travels. He has a wall that at a distance is merely and orange wall - then the closer you get you realize it's made up of a serious lifetime's collection of Orange ZigZag Boxes. We got permission to shoot some cool pictures with our buddy Judson who takes a helluva picture and drives a fucking cherry Roadrunner.
We shot a buncha beautiful pictures as the sun was setting, moseying down the gravel road with the chuch behind us,
hanging out in the Saloon and looking 'no good' around the bank and eventually posing in the Hoosegow.. or jail. As we were leaving we had seen Mr. Willie Nelson himself arrive to his HQ at the head of the main street in Luck. We could hear him cranking out some tunes and saw him serving from behind his bar to some buddies that dropped by. Obviously we all wanted in there, hang with Willie - so Judson knocked on the door and sadi thankyou for letting us shoot on the premises and Willie said 'No problem, y'all smoke?'
The rest, my dears, is history! I'll leave you with - there was no more tequila and our cheeks were sore from smiling. He is a class act all the way and it felt a little bit like leaving Heaven as we had to say good bye. Sitting in the Bar with Willie Nelson enjoying his generous 'company' etc. and listening to his playing a recording of 'Sitting on top of the world' was very apt and true and as we left town, even though we were literally 'out of Luck' it sure feels like a lot rubbed off.