• My heroes have always been cowboys

    25 Jul 2009, 20:05 by alacy52

    Today is the National Day of the American Cowboy, so The 9513 posed the question: What's your favorite cowboy song? Since I haven't done one of these lists in a while, I figured I'd put together my favorite songs about an American icon. Turns out that's not an easy task. The others receiving votes would make a pretty good list in their own right.

    It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that my list is dominated by Chris LeDoux. LeDoux was probably Wyoming's most famous resident not named Dick Cheney, a world champion bareback rider, a major influence on Garth Brooks and was the first concert I ever attended. He died in Casper in March 2005 due to complications from liver cancer, but his legacy lives on.

    25. Happy Trails - Roy Rogers

    I'm going old school to start with the king of the cowboys. "Happy Trails" was written by Roy Rogers' costar and later wife, Dale Evans as the theme song for his radio show in the '40s and '50s and was always sung over the end credits of his TV show in the '50s.
  • Idea I ripped off from someone else's journal

    9 Aug 2006, 05:50 by manofmystery

    Top 20 Artist Survey:
    Post the top twenty bands/artists on your profile, the first song you heard of their's, the song that made you fall in love, and your current favorite. A difficult task, I know.

    Johnny Cash
    First song: Ring of Fire
    Song that made me love: Boy Named Sue/Ring of Fire/(Ghost) Riders in the Sky
    Current favourite: Solitary Man

    Frank Zappa
    First Song: Montana
    Song that made me love: Muffin Man
    Current Favorite: Muffin Man/Willie the Pimp

    Pink Floyd
    First Song: Brain Damage
    Song that made me love: Money
    Current Favorite: Lost for Words/Learning to Fly

    Merle Haggard
    First Song: The Fightin' Side of Me
    Song that made me love: Okie from Muskogee
    Current Favorite: Mama Tried

    Waylon Jennings
    First Song: Good Ol' Boys
    Song that made me love: Honky Tonk Heroes
    Current Favorite: I've Always Been Crazy

    Charlie Daniels Band
    First Song: The Devil Went Down to Georgia
    Song that made me love: In America
    Current Favorite: Simple Man

    The Who
    First Song: Pinball Wizard