I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane. -Waylon Jennings– (via avidlisten)
What does bother me is that I think to get a record deal now, somebody has got...– Bobby Braddock, Spelling S-U-C-C-E-S-S With Country Songs
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It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.– Dolly Parton (via talldrinkoflemonade)
Next Week: Country Music Week on Fresh Air
Featuring Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, John Doe, George Jones and more…. thatsgoodsoup: “Them that don’t know him won’t like him, and them that do sometimes won’t know how to take him. He ain’t wrong, he’s just different, but his pride won’t let him do things to make you think he’s right.” — Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
The Billionaire Brothers Who Are Waging A War... →
Journalist Jane Mayer covers politics and national security for The New Yorker. She writes in the August 30th edition about the billionaire brothers, David & Charles Koch who have quietly given away more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes. She says they’ve waged a war against President Obama, and helped fund the Tea Party Movement.
A pet peeve should be like a pet theory or a pet story — a tic or fancy that you...– Geoff Nunberg on Fresh Air I love it - a pet peeve about “pet peeve” (via eyeintim)
If I don’t write I feel, well, a kind of remorse, no?– Jorge Luis Borges (via theparisreview)
Part of the inspiration for this character [Don Draper] is based on...– Talking ‘Mad Men’ With Series Creator Matthew Weiner
This week marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane...
Marty Stuart has been playing country music...
He didn’t tell me until a year later when he was about to go to trial, and...– Natasha Trethewey, A Poet Looks ‘Beyond Katrina’
Then he said ‘Are you familiar with the term IED?’ And I thought...– Sue Diaz, A Mother’s Minefields When A Child Deploys
At first, the crazy-quilt inventiveness of Wright’s movie is elating. It...– David Edelstein, ‘Scott Pilgrim:’ Taking on the World, One Ex at a Time
“In terms of interviewing an...