August 24, 2013
Linda Ronstadt - Hasten Down The Wind
"This was shot outside her Malibu beach home, and what she has just said, in fact, is 'Don't shoot. You'll scare the horse,' which by accident had happened by in that one fleeting moment. You prepare for a shoot and work for the best. This was one." -- Ethan Russell
"Linda Ronstadt sings no more The cause? Parkinson’s, which can be a cruel and vicious (and protean) disease." -- neoneocon
Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 24, 2013 12:57 PM
I loved, loved, loved, Linda Ronstadt. If she had never opened her mouth but to sing....I would love her still. So sad.
Ronstadt was from Tuscon when I was there. Most took to the large dance floors every week end.
I enjoyed her music if not always her political stands.
Now being in Texas, it is "two stepping" and swing.
I thought for a second that Zevon was playing piano, until I saw them from the front. She sang his stuff with all the soul he wrote them with. Magnificent.
Truly sorry to hear she is suffering from Parkinsons. Perhas her suffering will erase the damage she inflicted as a barking moonbat.
Thanks Gram Parsons for bringing out Linda and Emmy Lou
Yeah, she is a dimwit but a cutie and a great singer. I prefer not to know the politics of entertainers, it influences my enjoyment of their work.
Ditto Mr. C. Taylor.
Sunk New Dawn
I have always been a sucker for cute/beautiful women with a great voice. The only one I ever even got close to was Linda Ronstadt. I got her autograph while going through security at the Tucson airport in 1975. It was a great thrill, but it was all downhill for me after that. My fantasy meeting reality spoils things for me somehow. Really sorry to hear she has Parkinson's, though. And I still am a sucker for a beautiful woman with a great voice, maybe even more so today.
How depressing. Very sorry to hear that. Have any of you seen/heard her Mariachi and otherwise Mexican stuff? Just wonderful. That was the music that really brought out her voice.
Her health issue is a cruel reminder, like so many these days, that life marches on and we get older.
I watched the Eagles documentary after reading Bill Simmons' article about it:
I did not know that Glenn Frey and Don Henley first met when working as part of Linda's backing band. There's some clips of Linda singing and damn, she's really good! All I knew of her was the duet she did with that guy with the spot on his face and assumed that she was another throw-away girl singer. Wrong.
Courage. Confidence. That has been the underlying infrastructure of Linda Ronstadt's career. She is no dimwit. She is incredibly intelligent, talented and amazing. Always has been--always will be. She believes: In herself, her music, this country. Listen to her, and you will believe, too. Right from the beginning. Great job, Linda. Be proud.