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Gram Parsons: RIP 9/18/1973

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe it's been 39 years since the passing of one of my original music "heroes." RIP, Ingram.


    YGBFKM Guest

    Thanks for starting this thread. I recently joined spotify and I've been spending most of the time staring at the screen unable to think of what playlists I wanted to make. Can't believe I forgot GP. My musical tastes are all over the map — from Hank Williams to Pantera — but over the last decade I gravitate more often than not to alt-country. The discovery of Parsons' anthology ten years ago got me started on that particularly satisfying musical journey.

    just pulled up "In My Hour of Darkness," one of those sad songs that makes me happy, if that makes any sense.
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Big GP fan. And his adventure after his death would make for a great movie.

    And YGBFKM, I thought of you while listening to the "Sound Opinions" podcast yesterday. They were playing "under the radar" bands and played a song by Scott Lucas and the Married Men, who are from Chicago and describe themselves on their website as "“country-ish, alt-rock for people who like metal.” Figured that couldn't be more up your alley.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Great description. I'll have to look them up. Thanks.
  5. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Wow. Really glad I used a Gram Parsons-inspired headline today. Didn't realize it was the day he died.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Referring to Zack Greinke as the "Grievous Angel"?
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Older Guys Had It All Worked Out (reference to Colts' veterans having a good day Sunday).
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Is Greg Kot and/or Jim DeRogatis still hosting that show? Damn, I remember enjoying "Sound Opinions" years ago on WXRT radio in Chicago. And I'm talking 15 years ago.

    And RIP to Gram Parsons ... I need to dig up "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" and give it a spin.
  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, same guys. You can get the podcast on iTunes. I just discovered it a few months ago and I'm really enjoying it.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Also, he gave the world Emmylou Harris:

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