FMD – Willie Nelson

Tonight I’ll be seeing Willie Nelson at Target Center. This is a bucket list show for me as I have never seen the Red Headed Stranger. Given that Willie is 86-1/2 years old, it very much could be the last chance I’ll have too.

Now I know he relies pretty heavily on his family at these shows but who cares, it’s Willie Freakin’ Nelson.

So does anyone have any bucket list artists they want to see? After tonight it will be Van Morrison, Patty Griffin, and Radiohead for me.

Who’s on your bucket list. Also drop ‘em if you got ‘em.

16 thoughts on “FMD – Willie Nelson”

  1. I had a moment of panic when I saw the title of this post. Willie’s the top person on my bucket list. He was set to come here a couple summers ago, but his agents double-booked him; we’re still waiting on a visit. Getting to the Cities or another place where he’s playing on this tour wasn’t an option for me right now.

    My partial bucket list: SelectShow

    Missing Oscar Peterson, Johnny Cash, & Ray Charles are my biggest musical regrets.

  2. Shit, I had no idea Willie Nelson is coming to town. He's about the only one on my bucket list too.

  3. AMR and I saw Merle Haggard at the State Theater about 6 months or so before he died. That got me thinking how close I was to missing Hag and who else didn't have a whole lot of time left. That's why seeing Willie tonight is going to be special.

    Also I had seen Prince at the Civic Center back in 1984 or so but always wanted to see a late night deal at Paisley Park. About 6 months before he passed I heard about a show and almost went but didn't want to drive all the way to Chan. The next day I heard it was amazing plus not super well attended. Ack!! So I am super sensitive to taking advantage while I can.

    1. I gotta remember to keep my ears and eyes open if Pharaoh Sanders comes to the Twin Cities (or even Chicago, St. Louis, KC?).
      Closest I'd get to seeing Alice Coltrane.

      1. Pharaoh played the Dakota about 3 years ago. While I was unable to attend (my studio mate said it was fantastic), I did get to serve him breakfast two days in a row. Sharp dressed and a total gentleman. Great tipper, too. (50%!)

  4. 01. "My Body's Made Of Crushed Little Stars" – MitskiPuberty 2
    02. "That Woman That Loves You" – Japanese BreakfastPsychopomp
    03. "Evangelion" – ThundercatApocalypse
    04. "Faculty Of Fears" – Lightspeed ChampionLife Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You
    05. "Lay It Down Clown" – The ReplacementsTim
    06. "Contact" – Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
    07. "Leap Frog" – Hiatus KaiyoteTawk Tomahawk
    08. "You Cannot Kiss It And It's Gone" – eskimeauxIguluenza
    09. "Jen Is Bringing The Drugs" – Margot & The Nuclear So And So'sThe Dust Of Retreat
    10. "Mumblin'" – Moses SumneyMid-City Island

  5. 1. Streets Of LaredoJohnny Cash
    2. I Heard It Through The GrapevineCreedence Clearwater Revival*
    3. In My Dreams (Cudder Anthem)Kid Cudi
    4. To Think I Used To Love YouUncle Kracker
    5. 17Kings Of Leon

    6. It’s Been A SummerNew Found Glory
    7. Bennie And The JetsBeastie Boys
    8. Last Chance For The Clientele KidWugazi
    9. Into The FireSarah McLachlan
    10. Honky Tonk BluesHank Williams

    B1. Surfin’ USAThe Beach Boys

    *My connection to the FMD question - My wife and I saw Willie in Virginia Beach 13 years ago this past Tuesday. Co-Headliner was John Fogerty.

    I've been pretty fortunate to see most of my 'bucket list shows' ... tons of shows I'll never see because the artist(s) are no longer with us.

  6. 1. Stereolab “Brakhage” Dots And Loops
    2. Beach Boys “Surfin' USA” Endless Summer
    3. They Might Be Giants “Birdhouse in Your Soul” Flood
    4. Mountain Man “Stella” Magic Ship
    5. Zola Jesus “Hunger” Taiga

    6. Herman's Hermits “There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)”* There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World
    7. Eric Copeland “Kash Donation” Joke in the Hole
    8. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Death to Everyone” I See a Darkness
    9. Jan St. Werner “Slipped Through Heaven” Felder
    T. Run—D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins “It's Like That” Ultimate Run—D.M.C.
    E. Tommy Roe “Dizzy” Best of Tommy Roe

    6. Song title given as “There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World” on the LP jacket, but just “There's a Kind of Hush” on the LP label (which has the full name of the album). Most singles have the shorter title, though some have the long title, and a few even have it parenthesized as I do here.

  7. * Drammatico - Alisa Weilerstein - Elgar & Carter Cello Concertos (Elliott Carter)
    * Warm Life at the Foot of the Iceberg - Nordic Affect - H e (a) r (Mirjam Tally)
    * Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony: Part 2 - Bamberg Symphony - Michael Gordon: Dystopia (Michael Gordon)
    * Blouse - Grouper - Grid of Points
    * Wolf's Law - The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law
    * Uptown Girl - The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
    * Less Than Thou - The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
    * Reflections - Nordic Affect - H e (a) r (Anna Thorvaldsdottir)
    * Another Planet - The Bug & Earth - Concrete Desert
    * Anteroom - EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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