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Wednesday 1 January 2020

New Year's Day Homage

Happy New Year to you and yours.
If you have been reading this nonsence for any length of time you should know the drill by now.

It is a long standing tradition on New Year's Day for CCM to pay homage to two of the greatest artists of all time who both died on this day.

Hank Williams died on the 1st of January 1953 aged just 29 and Townes Van Zandt in 1997 aged 52.

I've recently watched the recent episode of the  BBC Four - Country Music by Ken  Burns series (not the boy who played for Nottingham Forest  and Scotland George) which featured Hank and have a recently acquired biography on my to read list.
i will be bitterly disappointed if Townes does not feature prominently later on in the series.

Again it is traditional to state that it will  obviously be downhill now on these pages for the rest of the year.

Hope you have a good one.
I can now officially say that I will be retiring next year!

Hank Williams - I Saw The Light

Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty


  1. Have to say I was a bit disappointed at the Ken Burns country series, although "Pancho and Lefty" did get decent coverage.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. Cheers folks and all the bast to you and yours for 2020

  3. Hopefully not retiring from blogging though. Happy year. Nothing new about it, I'm sure it'll be more of the same old shite. (Out there, not in here.)

  4. There's such comfort coming here on the 1st and seeing this post. Happy New Year, CC.