Tuesday, April 03, 2012

His addictions and his genius

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This is an entire solo concert by Townes van Zandt in 1995, near the end, just Townes and his guitar. It is almost painful to watch... Townes said his songs weren't sad, they were hopeless, and you can almost feel the pain coming off of Townes that made those songs that way.

It's a long concert. Only click the "Play" button if you have forty minutes. Because by the time the first song ends, you will either have to hit the 'stop' button and spend some time in quiet contemplation, or keep listening, but simply playing it as background music isn't possible.

-- Badtux the Reverent Music Penguin

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