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Today’s iTunes Playlist

I picked the right song to seed iTunes Genius today.

Jerry Jeff Walker — What I Like About Texas
Robert Earl Keen — Jesse With the Long Hair
Cory Morrow — Always And Forever (Live)
Robert Earl Keen — What I Really Mean
Ray Wylie Hubbard — Conversation with the Devil
Pat Green — Somewhere Between Texas And Mexico
Jerry Jeff Walker — Navajo Rug
Robert Earl Keen — Copenhagen
Chris Knight — Becky’s Bible
Waylon Jennings — Bob Wills Is Still the King
The Highwaymen — Highwayman
Guy Clark — The Cape
Robert Earl Keen — Snowin’ On Raton
George Strait — Blame It on Mexico
Jerry Jeff Walker — Pickup Truck Song
Robert Earl Keen — Crazy Cowboy Dream
Cory Morrow — Angela (Live)
Billy Joe Shaver — Georgia On A Fast Train
Pat Green — Over And Over
Robert Earl Keen — Mr. Wolf and Mamabear
Chris Knight — Highway Junkie
Waylon Jennings — T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)
Jerry Jeff Walker — Viva Luckenbach
George Strait — I Can’t See Texas from Here
Guy Clark — Dublin Blues
Robert Earl Keen — I’m Comin’ Home
Cory Morrow — I’ll Go On Downtown (Live)
Asleep at the Wheel — Boogie Back to Texas
Pat Green — One Thing
Robert Earl Keen — Broken End of Love
Todd Snider — The Ballad Of The Devil’s Backbone Tavern
Jerry Jeff Walker — Keep Texas Beautiful
Pat Green — It’s Time
David Allan Coe — Please Come To Boston
Robert Earl Keen — Amarillo Highway
Chris Knight — A Pretty Good Guy
Guy Clark — Home Grown Tomatoes
Merle Haggard — Red Bandana
Jerry Jeff Walker — Hill Country Rain
Cory Morrow — Just Along For The Ride (Live)
Willie Nelson — Texas
Bellamy Brothers — You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie
Guy Clark — The Randall Knife
Robert Earl Keen — Blow You Away
Jerry Jeff Walker — Gonzo Compadres
Chris Knight — North Dakota
George Strait — 80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper
Robert Earl Keen — Walkin’ Cane8
Cory Morrow — Better Man (Live)
Johnny Lee — Cherokee Fiddle
Merle Haggard — It’s Been A Great Afternoon
Jerry Jeff Walker — I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight
David Allan Coe — Jack Daniels If You Please
Chris Wall — Damn Good Time
Robert Earl Keen — The Wild Ones
Robert Earl Keen — Daddy Had a Buick
Pat Green — Lucky Ones
Chris Knight — Send A Boat
Guy Clark — Stuff That Works
Jerry Jeff Walker — Down in Texas
Cory Morrow — Ride Away (Live)
Robert Earl Keen — Goin’ Nowhere Blues
Merle Haggard — Misery & Gin
George Strait — Lefty’s Gone
Lyle Lovett — San Antonio Girl
Robert Earl Keen — Here in Arkansas
Todd Snider — Tension
Pat Green — Sweet Revenge
Jerry Jeff Walker — Trashy Women
Robert Earl Keen — Ride
Steve Wariner — Some Fools Never Learn
Cory Morrow — Shame On Me (Live)
Merle Haggard — Rainbow Stew
Chris Knight — Hard Candy
David Allan Coe — “Willie, Waylon And Me”
Jerry Jeff Walker — I Makes Money (Money Don’t make Me)
Guy Clark — Hank Williams Said It Best
Robert Earl Keen — Not A Drop Of Rain4
Willie Nelson — with George Jones / Half a Man
Pat Green — Temporary Angel
Robert Earl Keen — Night Right for Love
Merle Haggard — Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room
Jerry Jeff Walker — Cowboy Boots & Bathin’ Suits
Asleep at the Wheel — Way Down Texas Way
Todd Snider — Side Show Blues
Cory Morrow — She Breaks My Heart (Live)
Chris Knight — If I Were You
David Allan Coe — Jody Like A Melody
Robert Earl Keen — The Great Hank
Don Williams — Good Ole Boys Like Me
Jerry Jeff Walker — Don’t it make you Wanna dance
Merle Haggard — My Own Kind Of Hat
Conway Twitty — Don’t Call Him A Cowboy
Pat Green — My Little Heaven
Todd Snider — The Ballad of the Kingsmen
Willie Nelson — I Gotta Get Drunk
Guy Clark — Black Diamond Strings
Jerry Jeff Walker — I’ll Be There In The Morning
Cory Morrow — Aggie Call (Live)
Robert Earl Keen — A Border Tragedy

10 Things From 10 Years Ago I’ll Never Get Back

Are we any better off now than we were 10 years ago? Ok, just had to ask that because it seems like the thing to do. I know that for a lot of people the answer is a definite “no”. As for me, I’m infinitely better off than I was then. The last decade has been one of tremendous technological advancement, but there’s plenty to lament. Here’s my list of 10 things I had 10 years ago that I’ll probably never have access to again.

  1. The ability to remember phone numbers. I still remember both of my grandmothers’ phone numbers from when I was a kid, but thanks to these fancy schmancy mobile devices, I can only remember a handful now. And if I met you in the last 10 years, you’re lucky if I can even guess your area code.
  2. Mix tapes. Yeah, we could burn CDs for some of the 90s, but what the hell were you supposed to listen to in the car? Because chances are you were driving a car made in the early 90s at the latest, and it didn’t have a CD player in it.
  3. My knees. This one is obvious. There’s nothing worse than tackling a young guy, hearing the breath leave his lungs as his back slams into the pitch, then watching from the ground as he trots away on his springy legs. The only thing that keeps me going is the fact that he’s going to get old too and probably won’t fare as well as I have.
  4. Bill Clinton as President. As much as it pains me to type it, I’d prefer any Clinton (Bill, Hillary, Chelsey, George, any of them) to what we have now. Sure, it’s not the optimal situation, but beggars can’t be choosers.
  5. My Thursday afternoon job bottling beer. One of the best jobs I ever had was helping the guys at New Knoxville Brewing Company bottle beer on Thursdays. There was no money involved, but I was promised I’d achieve total inebriation on my death bed. So I got that going for me, which is good. Fortunately, that’s yet to come to fruition, but we were allowed to carry out a couple of cases of “shorties” (bottles that weren’t completely filled and weren’t worth a label) every day. Good times.
  6. Waylon Mothergrabbin’ Jennings
  7. Tables. Back in the 90s, you could load a website down with embedded table after embedded table, then fill those tables with sliced images that the browser magically placed back together and no one thought a thing about it. Put just one table into a site now and you are getting beat with a USB cable.
  8. When a girl could still cook, and still would. I had to throw that in there for Merle Haggard, but actually, this one happens to be the opposite for me. I don’t think I knew a girl in the 90s who could really cook. Not so now. I’m very well fed, and I look the part. But my girl couldn’t cook back in the 90s–this is a newly acquired skill. So if I could go back to the 90s version of her (the one that was over 18), I’d probably be much thinner. That’s logical, right?
  9. New episodes of Seinfeld. I have some of the seasons on DVD. It’s not the same. Scott is gettin’ angry.
  10. Free international travel. During the 90s I got to go to Europe and Asia to work on projects for weeks, which meant weekends on vacation in Europe and Asia. Even better–the companies I was working for footed the bill and provided per diems for expenses. Damn you Webex and remote login. Damn you straight to hell. Just kidding…except for the travel thing, Webex and remote login have made my life better in more ways than I can count.

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