Well, that was a lot of fun. Let's do it again!!
So Willie and Ray were over the other night, drinking all of my Knob Creek and playing my stereo way too loud, and Willie remarked that he missed the rain in SoCal. Ray reminded him that since it never rains in California, there wasn't really anything to miss. Willie nodded, took a long toke and as the smoke curled up from his lips over his face he said "Wisdom like that is why do country music." Ray was puzzled by that. So was I. He took a sip of Knob Creek and just said, "true" and watched Willie drift back into the pillowed cushions of the couch as the cannabis took him for A Ride.
Just then, the ghost of Hank Williams appeared with his guitar asking for a glass of water. We told him we were drinking Knob Creek and he said, "that'll do ya." I poured him a glass and he clinked it against the bottle. I got the hint and filled that right up. Damn if he didn't swallow it right down, which woke up Willie. "Hey Hank," he drawled, "why don't you play me that 'Long Gone Lonesome Blues' one time. Sing it all sweet and lonesome. I'm in a mood to hear that one. Wanna know why?"
"Why," asked Hank.
"'It's cause it don't rain here."
Hank motioned me for another fill up of Knob Creek. "Not following you, Willie"
Ray chimed in. "Don't mind him, Drifter. He's just missing those Blue Eyes."
"Crying in the rain," Willie nasal'd.
"I see," said Hank.
Hank slammed back his whiskey and started strumming. An E-chord on that old, drunk Martin of his, dripping with the tone of a thousand honky tonks. Ray heard it first, but Willie, senses glazed a bit by the weed, knew what Hank was up to and knew what to do. He let Hank's guitar take him drift him down the amber current of Whiskey River and then with the sweetest, loneliest notes I've ever heard, sang...
"In the twighlight glow I see her". When Hank and Ray added the harmonies on that signature chorus line, I decided that Knob Creek is the best whiskey ever, and let those boys take me down that amber current.
So, let's meetup and play some of those sweet and lonesome songs we know so well. How about it?