Sunday, March 15, 2009
Oklahoma Night Out -- Stepping into my western boots for Mr. Merle Haggard
I love authentic live music. Anything that isn't watered down to pop.
Rock, blues and old school country.
And when you live in the rural heartland and don't want to travel to the big cities to sit in huge auditoriums the close by Native American operated casinos have a great gig now and then.
The John Anderson Band sounded dynamic and fresh, and well, Merle Haggard was just himself, the Country & Western legend in his own right.
And every time he performs "Okie in Muskogee" I seem to detect a chuckle in his voice, and I somehow recall that there was a hint of irony when he first came out with this song.
Anyway, Sid and I enjoyed our getaway to the First Council Casino where we had a dinner buffet first. Crab legs and fried frog legs as advertised, but I wouldn't eat frog if it was the last meat on earth.
I love pointy toe western boots, squeezed my feet into them and of course was happy to take them off on our ride back. But some things are just a must...
No cliche thinking...good thing we can pick a little bit here and there...and that's our own unique life style.