Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Adam Gopnick on Willie Nelson - I used to joke that Willie Nelson was responsible for my proposing to my wife, and I could never understand why she didn't like his music. Now that I'm divorced, it occurs to me that maybe I do know why. Gopnick's written a nice portrait of one of the great amiable uncles of American music (Pete Seeger being another notable). It ends with a quote from Willie: "Well, you know what they say," he says. "The early bird may get the worm. But the second mouse gets the cheese."

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