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2013-04-26 11:28:01 AM  

foonly: log_jammin: He stopped loving her today.

JohnnyCanuck: They placed a wreath upon his door.

Came for these. Not disappointed.

/and soon, they'll carry him away


I hoped someone would post that next line. Good job!
 
2013-04-26 11:29:04 AM  

ravenlore: log_jammin: He stopped loving her today.

This should have been the headline.


And yet people complain about all the headlines being copy and paste, or hacky.
 
2013-04-26 11:29:28 AM  
Goodbye, darlin'

You Never Even Called Me By My Name was written by Steve Goodman, as famously related in an anecdote by David Allan Coe.  John Prine is credited with co-writing.
 
2013-04-26 11:30:26 AM  
 
2013-04-26 11:31:41 AM  
He had a nice place near Cut & Shoot, but that was several years ago, and I havent been back to that town.
 
2013-04-26 11:32:23 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 709x891]

now THAT'S an outfit.

Conway Twitty disagrees...

[blogs.houstonpress.com image 703x480]


Isn't that the performance in which he sings sweetly about raping a teenager?
 
2013-04-26 11:32:25 AM  

anniesmom: http://www.wkrn.com/story/22087153/george-jones-dies-at-81

Nashville has a sad.


...which explains why they shuffled him off to the side for untalented American Idol winners, 18-year-old titties, and Jesus and Mama loving empty hats 20 years ago?
 
2013-04-26 11:32:34 AM  

wolfzr2: He stopped breathin' air today...


I cackled. Couldn't help it.

/one ticket please!
 
2013-04-26 11:33:13 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 709x891]

now THAT'S an outfit.

Conway Twitty disagrees...

[blogs.houstonpress.com image 703x480]

Isn't that the performance in which he sings sweetly about raping a teenager?


To be fair, most of his songs were about sweetly raping teenagers.
 
2013-04-26 11:33:30 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: anniesmom: http://www.wkrn.com/story/22087153/george-jones-dies-at-81

Nashville has a sad.

...which explains why they shuffled him off to the side for untalented American Idol winners, 18-year-old titties, and Jesus and Mama loving empty hats 20 years ago?


motherfarking THIS.

to quote robbie fulks: "fark this town!"
 
2013-04-26 11:35:29 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: ravenlore: log_jammin: He stopped loving her today.

This should have been the headline.

And yet people complain about all the headlines being copy and paste, or hacky.


Anyone who doesn't think that should have been the headline obviously hasn't ever listened to the lyrics of the song.
 
2013-04-26 11:35:55 AM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

The original pimp.
 
2013-04-26 11:36:39 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: anniesmom: http://www.wkrn.com/story/22087153/george-jones-dies-at-81

Nashville has a sad.

...which explains why they shuffled him off to the side for untalented American Idol winners, 18-year-old titties, and Jesus and Mama loving empty hats 20 years a

go?

Seems like hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20.
 
2013-04-26 11:37:36 AM  

Beerguy: FirstNationalBastard: ravenlore: log_jammin: He stopped loving her today.

This should have been the headline.

And yet people complain about all the headlines being copy and paste, or hacky.

Anyone who doesn't think that should have been the headline obviously hasn't ever listened to the lyrics of the song.


Or wanted something better than a lame, trite, cute one line.

Hell, if that's what people wanted, "Who's gonna fill his shoes" would have been better, and more appropriate.
 
2013-04-26 11:42:09 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Beerguy: FirstNationalBastard: ravenlore: log_jammin: He stopped loving her today.

This should have been the headline.

And yet people complain about all the headlines being copy and paste, or hacky.

Anyone who doesn't think that should have been the headline obviously hasn't ever listened to the lyrics of the song.

Or wanted something better than a lame, trite, cute one line.

Hell, if that's what people wanted, "Who's gonna fill his shoes" would have been better, and more appropriate.


I'm gonna take a guess, 90% of Farkers wouldn't care about a great headline for him. Much less know who he was.
 
2013-04-26 11:43:49 AM  

JohnnyCanuck: I won't say my dad "forced" me to listen to a lot of George...but if it was Sunday...and I was home...it was playing. He always told me I would appreciate it one day. I did not believe him, but that day did come. Still not a big ol' school country/bluegrass fan..but I can appreciate.


I "Smart"ed this in honor of your dad.
 
2013-04-26 11:47:18 AM  
The kids around here only recognize his name because of the Christmas decorations they would put up every year.
They stopped doing that in 2010.
 
2013-04-26 11:53:11 AM  
RIP, man who was trashing hotel rooms 20 years before Zeppelin.

/I like the headline
 
2013-04-26 11:53:39 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: inner ted: a real country music singer is gone

take notes kids, cause the 'new country' ear barf is a shallow husk of what true country music used to be

/not sure if the possum was a 'good guy' or not, but he sang some damn fine tunes

Okay, the stuff they play on FM Radio and gets exposure on TV?

That isn't country music. That's music played b y frustrated wannabe pop singers who couldn't make it in the big time, so they started singing with a twang and talking about mama and jesus and girl power and appealing to conservatives and mini-van driving soccer moms.

Real country (Well, it's Alt-Country now) is still out there, and fairly easy to find. But you're not going to be force fed it by big music labels, FM Radio, or CMT.


i've only heard a couple of the new guys - wayne the train & hank III -  i don't get out much - but they are ok - will still take Buck Owens / original Hank / Waylon / Willie / Faaron Young / even Dwight Yokam

but ya, when the same song can be heard on the "country" station , the soft rock station, the other soft rock station , the pop station - it's kinda hard to take it real serious. and it's terrible sounding as well.

/old, but not even that old
 
2013-04-26 11:55:11 AM  
Okay, George and Conway rocked some outfits to be sure, but Porter Wagoner was no slouch..

www.cmt.com
 
2013-04-26 11:56:41 AM  
www.cortijovalverde.com

R.I.P. gorge stones

 
2013-04-26 11:58:55 AM  

JohnnyCanuck: They placed a wreath upon his door.


And soon they'll carry him away...
 
2013-04-26 12:01:45 PM  
I am not really a country music fan, but this guy was legendary.   Amazing booming voice and my father's all-time favorite artist..  Once on the infamous Carnvival Triumph I watched a small Asian guy that could do a pretty good impersonation of Jones.  Probably the only reason that dude wasn't a big-time country star was because a small Asian dude.  Were he born a big redneck, he would have been famous, not playing behind a bar on a cruise ship.
 
2013-04-26 12:03:31 PM  
i1171.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-26 12:06:47 PM  
A bit surprised by the news, because I thought he had died years ago!
 
2013-04-26 12:06:55 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: inner ted: a real country music singer is gone

take notes kids, cause the 'new country' ear barf is a shallow husk of what true country music used to be

/not sure if the possum was a 'good guy' or not, but he sang some damn fine tunes

Okay, the stuff they play on FM Radio and gets exposure on TV?

That isn't country music. That's music played b y frustrated wannabe pop singers who couldn't make it in the big time, so they started singing with a twang and talking about mama and jesus and girl power and appealing to conservatives and mini-van driving soccer moms.

Real country (Well, it's Alt-Country now) is still out there, and fairly easy to find. But you're not going to be force fed it by big music labels, FM Radio, or CMT.


This, this, this.

/drummer
//played a LOT of country music
///RIP Possum
 
2013-04-26 12:08:01 PM  

SlothB77: Madbassist1: log_jammin: He stopped loving her today.

This should have been the headline, assholes.

Correct.  And the mods had about 20 of those identical submissions to choose from..


Then go with the first submission. Is that so hard? If the first submission is from TEM then go with the person with the fewest greens.
 
2013-04-26 12:08:10 PM  
Looking at the TF queue, I'm kinda glad that the mods picked this thread to green. I know that "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was one of his most popular songs, and the story of it is somewhat appropriate to George's passing, but there's only so many times you can see that pop up as a thread title.

Personally I'd have gone with "And it kept running through my mind/This time he's over her for good"

/Yeah it would have gotten redded
//don't care
///Glad to see his riding lawn mower antics got mentioned once or twice
 
2013-04-26 12:10:04 PM  

clintster: Looking at the TF queue, I'm kinda glad that the mods picked this thread to green. I know that "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was one of his most popular songs, and the story of it is somewhat appropriate to George's passing, but there's only so many times you can see that pop up as a thread title.


I must admit that whoever submitted "He stopped lo" as a title got a chuckle out of me.
 
2013-04-26 12:10:16 PM  
 
2013-04-26 12:11:57 PM  
Prefer "he stopped loving her today"...
 
2013-04-26 12:21:49 PM  
I don't even know who this is, why is this a news flash?
 
2013-04-26 12:24:41 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 709x891]

now THAT'S an outfit.

Conway Twitty disagrees...

[blogs.houstonpress.com image 703x480]

Isn't that the performance in which he sings sweetly about raping a teenager?

To be fair, most of his songs were about sweetly raping teenagers.


Is that so?  I never actually listened to him but I remember seeing that guy in that suit singing that song on t.v.  Even as a kid he set off my Creep-O-Meter even though I didn't fully understand what he was getting at.  It's been burned into my memory.  I saw this performance again on some re-run or other years later and finally got the depravity of it in its entirety.
 
2013-04-26 12:25:13 PM  
My favorite is "the race is on"
 
2013-04-26 12:26:49 PM  
This is my all-time favorite George Jones song.  Nevermind that he had far superior ones to this, of course, but this describes me perfectly.

Link
 
2013-04-26 12:27:16 PM  

FlashHarry: i'm amazed he lived that long.


I think everyone was, sad since we had tickets for his concert at the Fox in Atlanta the day after he checked into the hospital, thought it was routine and he would be fine for the May 5th show, was going with my mother and step father, he is really upset about it.
 
2013-04-26 12:28:06 PM  

FlashHarry: FirstNationalBastard: anniesmom: http://www.wkrn.com/story/22087153/george-jones-dies-at-81

Nashville has a sad.

...which explains why they shuffled him off to the side for untalented American Idol winners, 18-year-old titties, and Jesus and Mama loving empty hats 20 years ago?

motherfarking THIS.

to quote robbie fulks: "fark this town!"


The George Strait song Murder On Music Row pretty much sums it up.
 
2013-04-26 12:29:51 PM  
Mentioned but not linked:

The Grand Tour

/grab a tissue before the last verse
 
2013-04-26 12:30:01 PM  

KarmicDisaster: I don't even know who this is, why is this a news flash?


YOU MEAN, THEY DIDN'T CONSULT YOU?
 
2013-04-26 12:34:20 PM  
Man, I'm getting old. I've been having way too many of these "He/she was still ALIVE??" moments, lately.
 
2013-04-26 12:35:28 PM  
So this completes the music people death trifecta..

Chrissy Amphlett

Richie Havens

George Jones.
 
2013-04-26 12:38:30 PM  

wolfzr2: Okay, George and Conway rocked some outfits to be sure, but Porter Wagoner was no slouch..

[www.cmt.com image 280x336]


Porter was THE Rhinestone Cowboy
 
2013-04-26 12:39:40 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mentioned but not linked:

The Grand Tour

/grab a tissue before the last verse


bah.
got one better
 
2013-04-26 12:41:25 PM  
50,000 Names

/RIP Awesome Possum
 
2013-04-26 12:45:29 PM  
He was the King of Pain. Gonna miss him.
 
2013-04-26 12:53:37 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mentioned but not linked:

The Grand Tour

/grab a tissue before the last verse

bah.
got one better


I don't think it matches the gut punch at the end of GT but here's a playlist from your link for the uninitiated.
 
2013-04-26 12:54:16 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: My Heart Ain't Ready For The Rolling Stones


No, but he is ready for the junkyard.

/remember having to ask what geritol was when that song came out
//going to miss you mr country when country was uncool man
 
2013-04-26 12:58:05 PM  
He'll probably be a no-show at the Pearly Gates, too.
 
2013-04-26 01:05:57 PM  
Have always loved this song (LGT youtube)... GJ enters in the 2nd verse and kicks it into gear
 
2013-04-26 01:08:55 PM  
He beat his wife to death.
 
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