Yes, yes, The Eagles. I know, I know. Face it, Linda had the definitive delivery.
It was a tune so haunting and memorable that it was torched by that team of comedy writers for whom nothing was sacred except their love of Porsches, underage girls, and therapy, Jerry Seinfeld and his repulsive partner Larry David.
But the only reason it worked as comedy was the fact that millions of boomers had taken it to heart and known the pang that it evokes.
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Just can’t see Linda out riding fences.
Riding Jackson Brown maybe, but not fences.
+1 to Ghost!
Hahaha. That really made me laugh out loud. Funny too is that is pretty much what I said about 1977 when I was working a ranch south of Tucson in the Sonora Desert. It was a popular tune way back then among the ranch hands. Ronstadt, I believe is a Tucson native, IIRC.
A side note of some interest – I worked with the grand-daughter of Bill Doolin (of Doolin and Dalton fame), about whom the tune was written. He was a real life gambling, gun-fighting outlaw back in the day. Hell, Tucson was still pretty damn rugged in the 1970s. When the university went to summer schedule the place was like a ghost town, tumble weeds and all.
Linda and Jerry.
that’s what sounded her knell
but wait- PBS found out she was hispanic
and inflated her to hyperbolic diversity blimp dimensions.
don’t hang around. any chance of this being a poem got latrined at “hispanic”…
If Larry David was a bug,I’d squish it.
an insult to bugs.
Earlier, the members of the eagles had been her backup band.
Linda was the very best of her era. Some of her later classical stuff, is amazing as well. Awesome rendition,
Hilarious Ghost. Made my morning.
I loved Ronstadt in the old days when she was a barefoot Contessa but then she got into her woke ethnic thing and we broke up. That folklorico thing was repulsive.
I lived in Tucson in the early ’70s. I wandered into Ronstadt’s once.
I watched this…..
….on an airplane once. Listening to Ronstadt (or anyone else, for that matter) is a horrible way to listen, but who am I kidding? After 40+ years of flying jets and shooting guns, my hearing is bad on a good day.
Anyway, I do recommend that bio-video of her. I disagree with her politics, but in today’s scheme of things, she’s pretty muted about that, and regardless, she has an amazing talent.
God damn she was hot.
That time Linda Ronstandt submitted to Islam
Hezbollahi .. why don’t you get up and do right
You’ve been acting like a Shi’ite; for so long now
Oh you’re a crazed one
Oh, but you’re seeking the Virgins
These things that are urging you
Can harm folks somehow
Dont you pray Medinan Suras*, Boy
They’ll make you quite unstable
That Sura 9* will always cause regret
Well it seems to me some fine words
Can be found in the Verse, “The Table”**
But you only choose the ones that lead to death
*(Medinah verses are more militant than Meccan verses .. Sura 9 has direct exhortations to kill infidels)
**(Contains the “if you kill one man, its as if” …. This, BTW, is not an injunction against violence for Muslims; that is pure taqqiyah)
Excellent post Callmelennie, I’d love to hear her sing it too.
Americans have a tendency to be able to focus upon and remember only the crap going on in front of them but I haven’t forgotten or taken my eyes from the filth and inhumanity of the followers of islam, not for a second.
It seems that the only thing that can keep them quite here and occupied elsewhere is total war and now that Biden has practically unilaterally elected to pull our troops out of Afghanistan, I’m waiting for their next violent attack upon a European or US target.
Since I did get one positive response, I feel entitled to bore everyone else with some more stanzas to Linda Ronstandt’s moving Islamoballad
Hezbollahi … Oh you caused all that dyin’
But it aint toppled Zion
New path you should choose
And jihad … Oh, jihad
Well thats just some mad mullahs talking
The Sa’udis are walking
To make peace with the Jews
And now for the slightly overwrought (IMUDO) finale …..
You may be warrin’ …. But there’s a Blackhawk above you
You better let some Jarhead love you
(Let some Jarhead LOVE YOU!!)
You better let some Jarhead love you
Before its too late
*(In My Unpopular Dissenting Opinion)
Anonymous…that’s some sold gold stuff and yep, I’d buy the album for the single. Wonder if Weird Al would nut up, record and release it? I’d pay double.