I DON'T WANT NO ONE BUT YOU TO LOVE ME
Let me tell you about #GramParsons
His dreamy #LongHair ~ his #PoutyLips (good god, make me weak) his sultry look (when he wasn't smiling from ear to ear), & his dark, tortured heart ~ the bad boy bucking the #CountryMusic scene by daring to blend it w/ folk & rock while wearing his #NudieSuit embroidered w/ poppy's , pills, & pot leaves all over, & of course ~ HIS VOICE!!! It is *impossible* for me to NOT get teary-eyed every time I hear this but for some reason I listened to his song, #HotBurrito #1 by #TheFlyingBurritoBrothers , over & over today. Such a sweet & beautifully heartbreaking song.
Here's a link to the best audio I could find for it on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/cl23966
I've never done any research to try and find out what the lyrics truly *meant to him* when he wrote them so I can only hear the words as they apply in my world, through the filters of my mind and my life's experience and it's a sure thing... My eyes are gonna' get watery EVERY DAMN TIME! Late afternoon I had to finally MAKE myself stop listening. Seriously.
I've been a fan of Gram Parsons for many years but never looked into his biography, how he got into music, how he died, or really anything about him. All I've ever known about him was what I heard, the absolutely PERFECT quality of his voice especially for the genre he brought so much to & helped define.
I decided to break the frustration of my work day by digging into Wikipedia, Google, & other sites every couple of hours, just poking around finding out more about him. I'm exhausted.
One of the sweetest damn stories of love, devotion, & friendship I've ever heard of... his friends trying to do right by him after he died, by stealing his corpse from the airport in an attempt to give him the kind of burial he wanted (and not what his step-father was trying to do). Read the "Death& #34; section on his Wiki page.
After reading that I thought... why the HELL isn't there a movie about that?!! THERE IS! #GrandTheftParsons from 2003 w/ #JohnnyKnoxville #MichaelShannon #ChristinaApplegate & #GabrielMacht
Just eBay ordered it & I'm sure I'll thoroughly enjoy crying again while watching it