Heartworn Highway

Never before have I been so moved by a piece of footage.

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Quote from the Townes Van Zandt Wikipedia page…

While alive, Van Zandt was labeled as a cult musician: though he had a small and devoted fanbase, he never had a successful album or single, and even had difficulty keeping his recordings in print. In 1983, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song “Pancho and Lefty”, scoring a number one hit on the Billboard country music charts. Despite achievements like these, the bulk of his life was spent touring various dive bars, often living in cheap motel rooms, backwoods cabins and on friends’ couches. Van Zandt was notorious for his drug addictions, alcoholism, and his tendency to tell tall tales. When young, he was diagnosed with manic depression, and insulin shock therapy erased much of his long-term memory.

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One Response to Heartworn Highway

  1. Cornedbeef says:

    …reminds me of this:

    Dire Straits – The Man’s Too Strong

    Perhaps it inspired Knopfler.


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