Townes Van Zandt

April 24, 2008 1:15 pm Published by

TVZMany music blogs tend to only focus on new music, ones that mainly focus on older music stand out. Doctor Mooney is one of those. It does have posts about newer bands like the Raconteurs or the Rosewood Theives, but the majority of posts are about older music like Velvet Underground, Led Zepplin, or Desmond Dekker.

The one that really caught my ear was about Townes Van Zandt. He is a great folk singer/songwriter with a great dry sense of humor. You might heard a song of his in The Big Leboski, his cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers” is played during the credits. I’m not a talker, so learn more about him from Doctor Mooney and enjoy a whole live performance from 1973. Some songs are serious, some are funny; but if you listen to any, definitely check out “Talking Thunderbird Blues.”

If that doesn’t sassify you, there is a documentary about him called Be Here To Love Me: A Story About Townes Van Zandt. I haven’t seen it yet, but it looks like it has some great cameos. The trailer is after the jump.

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