Monday, January 07, 2008

Beaucoup Cuckoo

Townes Van Zandt had a pretty good sense of humor, as shown by this live track:

Townes Van Zandt - Cuckoo Song.

This comes from a 1978 show recorded in East Lansing, Michigan. Unfortunately, he kind of botches the start of one of my favorite lines: "Well it's bacon when I'm hungry, and it's whiskey when I'm dry..." But I think the humor makes up for the mistake.

Speaking of cuckoos, here's another Townes Van Zandt song featuring the bird. This one comes from his self-titled album released in 1969 which is A MUST OWN CD:

Townes Van Zandt - I'll Be Here In The Morning (buy album).

Seriously, if you don't own this CD, get it asap. You won't be sorry.