Friday, May 19, 2006

Willie Nelson's new song

Willie Nelson's new song and video, Secret Cowboys can be viewed here. It takes awhile to load but it is worth the wait.It just confirms, to me, why I love Willie.

KXAN in Austin interviewed Willie. Here are some excerpts of that interview:
Willie's latest song is about gay cowboys.

"Cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other. What do you think all them saddles and boots was about?" Willie sings.

He's says the song has been in the closet for more than 20 years, and the movie Brokeback Mountain made it easier for the song to come out.

"It was a beautifully made movie. Ang Lee is a great director and you know the guys didn't turn me on. I saw a couple of sheep that turned me on," Willie

"I rarely think of them (gay cowboys) actually, but when I do, it's not a negative thought," Willie said.

That's especially true. His friend and road manager David Anderson came out two years ago.

"I think when he started all of us were wearing jeans and one day he showed up in a suit and tie, we looked at each other and said, 'Hmmm,'" Willie said.

"I think its time for all of us to stop taking ourselves so seriously, and it's no big secret there are gay cowboys. There have been gay rodeos for 45, 50 years. Everyone seems to be now finding out about it, which seems to make it even funnier," Willie said.

"I found out through the years they don't care whether you're straight gay or what. It doesn't really matter. It's what kind of man or woman you are. What kind of person you are," Willie said.

"That's their business. I'm an advocate for freedom, whatsoever," Willie said.

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