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5623 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Feb 2002 at 6:41 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-13 07:43:25 PM  
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Now, if Peter Jennings would just die....
2002-02-13 07:43:44 PM  
hey, you people CAN'T like this guy, he was friends with James Hetfield. even came up with a song title on everyone's favorite album: Load!
2002-02-13 07:44:44 PM  
WTF Phxtony? I've got several of his albums (yes, albums) and I've seen him several times. Twice at Billy Bob's. farking respect. I think fans of his have always showed it. Take your assumptions elsewhere.
2002-02-13 07:45:46 PM  
Phxtony = simple-minded troll with no sense of hyperbole.
2002-02-13 07:47:10 PM  

Jennings, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, recorded 60 albums and had 16 No. 1 country singles in a career that spanned five decades and began when he played bass for Buddy Holly. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October.

What a life....we should all be so lucky
2002-02-13 07:47:24 PM  
Guy like him make me want to believe in an afterlife.
2002-02-13 07:47:35 PM  
phx : I did respect him before he died. I respect him now. If you haven't got anything to add to the conversation, my crack could use a good licking. Your mom says her tongue is getting tired.
2002-02-13 07:47:43 PM  

I agree. Jennings is sort of a blow-hard.

Also, I forgot a cheap beer. Waylon would also probably drink some "Generic Beer." They actually had that up here in Wisconsin. It was a white can, with the word "beer" printed on it, and a bar code. That was it.

I guess I don't really rightly remember how it tasted, but I'm sure it was bad. I know it was cheap, and accordingly, there was always a full fridge' of it in the garage.

Here is a better question: do people in other parts of this great nation have refrigerators in the garage, or is this a Midwest thing?
2002-02-13 07:47:46 PM  
hey phxtony, your right! when you die i will still have no respect for you! beotch!
2002-02-13 07:48:15 PM

was he the guy with the puppet?
2002-02-13 07:49:52 PM  
thx REBUG, VONSLAYER, & IDIOTA.... WHEW ! I thought it was just me.
2002-02-13 07:50:12 PM  
Here is something else of interest:

On the "album cut" of Good Old Boys, the last verse is different, and goes:

I'm a good old boy,
you know my momma loved me,
but she don't understand they keep showing my hands,
but not my face on T.V.

Waylon was pure gold.
2002-02-13 07:51:04 PM  
He narrowly avoided death touring with Buddy Holly as he was supposed to be in Richie Valens' seat when the plane took off, but they switched just a few minutes before.

In another ironic twist, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson once reached for the last doughnut on a tray, backstage at a country music award's show. Waylon barely grabbed the doughnut in time, ahead of Willie. He would later get diabetes and die. Willie remains alive.

Other news sources are saying it was the Big Bopper's seat, not Ritchie's. I believe legend has it that Ritchie took Dion's seat, by a coin flip. Could be wrong.
2002-02-13 07:51:14 PM  
"Waylon And The Waymore Blues Band Never Say Die Live!" Order yours today!
The exciting new "LIVE" album from Waylon. Featuring special guests, John Anderson, Jessi Colter, Montgomery Gentry & Travis Tritt."

HAHAHA!!! this is on his Web page!
2002-02-13 07:51:49 PM  
Are Peter Jennings and Waylon Jennings related?
2002-02-13 07:51:58 PM  
No, Billybobtoo, this is him:

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2002-02-13 07:52:26 PM  
Theskinnypimp: Good, than the feeling is mutual.

Rebug: I'll pass, mom said you were diseased.

KlausVonSlayer: Just because someone doesnt agree with you doesnt make them a troll, dont just throw that label around.

Idiota: Good for you. I said this when George Harrison died and Ill say it again -- dont get on my case if I could give a shiat it someone died... My favorite musician of all time (SRV) died a while back, and I didnt get all bent out of shape when people didnt bow their heads in mourning.
2002-02-13 07:53:49 PM  
Rest in peace, Waylon. Thanks for telling 'em like it is Big Tuna.
2002-02-13 07:54:17 PM  
Is that a happy little cloud I see?
2002-02-13 07:54:25 PM  
phxtony, will you hurry up and die, you are a waste of comment space! beotch!
2002-02-13 07:54:56 PM  
Phxtony If you were living in Texas at the time of SRV's death and didn't show respect, you'd get your ass handed to you in a boot. Not that you didn't.
2002-02-13 07:55:27 PM  
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2002-02-13 07:55:41 PM  
For the record, when I said, "Jennings is sort of a blow hard" up there, I mean PETER Jennings, not Waylon.

Waylon ruled.
2002-02-13 07:55:50 PM  
Theskinnypimp: Three squares a day, no meat, work out 3 times a week, jog daily, visit my doctor regularly..

In other words, dont count on it.
2002-02-13 07:56:36 PM  
The Dukes of Hazzard game for Playstation featured Waylon actually doing voice overs, along with Tom Wopat.

Now that's cool.
2002-02-13 07:57:10 PM  
To find real country talent you really need not look further than Billy Ray Cyris.
2002-02-13 07:57:28 PM  
If you don't know who WJ is, it's YOUR loss. He was a legend and a great artist. To those of you with the ignorant, childish and disrespectful comments.... you have shown your true character and it is SAD.
Rock on Waylan, I'm headin' for Lukenbach, Texas!
2002-02-13 07:57:52 PM  
Achy-breaky-heart. Thanks for the bad memories of mullets.
2002-02-13 07:58:15 PM  
Waylon was cool, but Vegasj really should STFU.
2002-02-13 07:58:33 PM  
phxtony, your single aren't you. you would to be with that pathetic boring life style. beotch! (no meat? what about all the tube steak you shove down yor throat? beotch!)
2002-02-13 07:58:38 PM  
Idiota: Nope, was living in Massachusetts, where most people still say "who?" when I mention SRV.
2002-02-13 07:59:21 PM  
It's apparent Waylon Jennings was important enough to a significant percentage of Farkers to have at least a little rememberance of his passing.

CNN for what it's worth sent out a news flash notifying us of his passing. I'm sure my wife will tell me about it when I get home tonight.

I think most Farkers who are up in arms are more up in arms about how someone can go through 15 or more years of life in the USA and have never heard of Waylon Jennings. At least that's what I am annoyed about.

Shawn Pickrell
2002-02-13 07:59:48 PM  
Theskinnypimp: Nice.. comeback... too...original.... cant respond.

2002-02-13 08:00:18 PM  
Steveroni with Cheeseroni: Stater Brothers used to sell generic beer. Tan can. "Beer" printed on it in bold black letters. I drank a can once, on a bet. Better than Hamm's.

I lost my job yesterday, and drinking rich bastard beer just doesn't seem prudent anymore, so I've been drinking good old pabst blue ribbon. Sez on their site that it's an "affordably priced beer with a premium beer taste". I guess they forgot to mention that this only applies if you wash your dog in the premium beer first. You just know it's going to be good when the first selling point is how damned cheap it is.
2002-02-13 08:00:25 PM  
Jeezuz Christ Calm Down

Lay off of Phxtony. He is acting no differently than people did when Aliyah died a while back.

Remember,(This is paraphrasing what many other farkers say when someone complains about somebody laughing at a touchy subject)
2002-02-13 08:02:26 PM  
Boomslang: "To find real country talent you really need not look further than Billy Ray Cyris."

It's a damned shame his first hit was "Achy Breaky Heart." It painted him as a no-talent hunk, when the guy actually has some talent.

"It Could've Been Me" and "Busy Man" are two of the better country songs of the 1990s, and it's a shame few outside the country listening community knows of them.

The same can be said of Hanson; they have talent and WANT to be regarded as serious musicians, but are having a hard time getting past their teenybop reputations.

2002-02-13 08:02:34 PM  
RIP Waylon, This tasty bud is for you. *takes a hit from the bong*
2002-02-13 08:02:47 PM  
Stebain: Thanks. Actually, I dont remember the Alliyah thread.... I just dont give a shiat about the guy dying, and dont think other people should tell me I should feel diferrently.
2002-02-13 08:03:02 PM  
now you have my respect phx!
2002-02-13 08:03:31 PM  
HUGE difference between Aliyah and Waylon...of course, our African American friends would disagree, but most of them only listen to one type of music
2002-02-13 08:03:52 PM  

Cool. I'm glad that someone else remembers that swill, and that I wasn't just remembering a bad postcard or something.

Anyhow, up in the very far North of Wisconsin, in smallish towns that grow three times thier ordinary size in June and July chock full of Illinois residents, they still regularly serve Pabst on tap.

I'm not ashamed to say that after a pitcher or three of something else, and only then if it is ice-cold, I'll drink a Pabst every now and again.

Here is what is even more scary: I live in downtown Milwaukee, and literally overlook the Pabst brewery.

God help me.
2002-02-13 08:04:00 PM  
Theskinnypimp: That was sarcasm, dude.
2002-02-13 08:04:10 PM  
Stebain: It's almost universally agreed that Aliyah sucked.

Steveroni with Cheeseroni: if you pass the quiz on Tom Wopat's site and fill out the form you get a "Just Say Wo!" Tom Wopat Fan Club magnet. It just doesn't get any cooler than that, and if it does I don't want to know about it.
2002-02-13 08:04:37 PM  
Sorry for the stereotype.
2002-02-13 08:07:03 PM  

O.K. I'm going. What's the address for the Wopat (Wisconsin native, you know -- shameless plug) site?

I saw Wopat as the marshall of a Memorial Day parade in, well, I think it was Lodi, Wisconsin, about 1990.

He's sort of back in the loop more than he was now. Go figure.
2002-02-13 08:07:36 PM  
A sad day for music.
2002-02-13 08:09:49 PM  

Good thing they didn't photoshop his eyes or anything. That's just farking creepy.

Can we get a photoshop Top Wopat here?
2002-02-13 08:10:32 PM  
He ain't going to Heaven, he's going to Lukenbach, TX.
2002-02-13 08:10:51 PM  
for those who missed the farking point:

It has nothing to do with the quality of the decedants artistry... the fact is that this is Fark. People come in and dick about in all threads.
Some people got defensive in the Alizjiayayayay thread and had to be reminded of the same.

(and yes, i thought Aliyah sucked. Waylon was alright, I suppose)

See: Aliyah thread (REMEMBER : This Is Fark)
G.Harrison thread (REMEMBER : This Is Fark)
SA vs Fark photoshop thread (initial one?) a farker complained about using the 'Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Ol`/mpics' picture because his brother has down's syndrome. (REMEMBER : This Is Fark)

Hell, any thread where someone could feel offended by an off color comment would have to be monitored. Would you want someone coming in and clipping/muting your comments because someone were hurt?

Idiotaour African American friends would disagree, but most of them only listen to one type of music
hence your name
2002-02-13 08:12:10 PM  

I don't know much about html, but I'd put one hell of a Wopat picture up if I could.

I think it's cool that Waylon was so connected to so many things that people remember. (i.e., the Dukes, the Highwayman, and hey -- lets not forget that Luchenback, TX was featured during the opening scenes of an episode of the A-Team.)

Pure gold.
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