Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's Worse? Willie Nelson Singing With Jessica Simpson or Willie Nelson Singing About Tacos? [Oh the Humility]

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM

  • Ballin'
It’s Tuesday. That’s how you know Willie Nelson got busted for possessing pot on his tour bus last week. Or you know that from watching CNN. Or you know it because D. Patrick Rodgers mentioned it in a post yesterday. When crafting said post, Rodgers called the longtime cannabis champion and country music legend a “baller.” While no one could ever strip the perennially ballin’ Nelson of his baller status, the man himself is never scared to test the limits of his Teflon credibility.

Perhaps that explains his series of collaborations with famous-for-the-sake-of-being-famous pop (country, et al.) “singer” Jessica Simpson. Having previously worked with Simpson twice — first on a cover of “These Boots Are Made for Walking” for the Dukes of Hazzard OST, then appearing as Simpson’s “Pap Paw” in 2007’s homage to Working Girl, Blonde Ambition — Nelson’s goin’ for a Simp-phonic three-peat with an appearance on Simpson’s latest record, Happy Christmas.

Yeah. Really.

Despite its bottomless treasure trove of redeemable qualities, ganja smoke can cloud your judgment and lead you into making some bad decisions. For example: I went to a Bon Jovi concert this year. I probably wouldn’t have done that had I been in a more lucid state. Willie knows this. So I can forgive him mistaking Jessica Simpson for a hallucination of Dolly Parton three times in a row. Or him just needing money to front a head stash, and justifying such ends by questionable means. Any student of Bill Hicks knows that, as a result of his sometimes questionable judgment, Nelson is an exception to the “artistic roll call” rule: If you whore yourself out to the “capitalist gang bang,” you’re off the artistic roll call.

So, with the insurmountability of Willie Nelson’s cred forever backed up by modern history’s most cutting curmudgeon, I ask you simply: What’s more embarrassing?


… or this?

… or this?

And this is simply genius:

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

All contents © 1995-2015 City Press LLC, 210 12th Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of City Press LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Powered by Foundation