Dec 8, 2012

Willie Nelson Memoir: Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die


Title: Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road by Willie Nelson
Published November 13, 2012; William Morrow hardcover
Genre: Memoir

"When I drop something now, I bend over and look around to see if there's anything else I can do while I'm down there!" (p. 130)

I saw Willie Nelson for the first (and only) time at a live concert years ago at a summer outdoor Ravinia Festival outside of Chicago. We were lounging on the grass with snacks and wine (for the adults, all permitted) while watching others picnicking with tablecloth, candelabras, wine and cheese - on the grass, of course.

This was the first time my sons had been to a live country music concert and they got bitten by the bug listening to Willie Nelson and his guitar that night at Ravinia. They were still in grammar school at the time. In future years, we were finagled into taking them to heart shaking and ear splitting concerts in Ohio and Michigan, concerts by the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and others. We adults stayed outside in the lounge at the Smashing Pumpkins concert. The noise was too horrendous.

But Willie Nelson's music was sublime and heart warming on that warm evening at Ravinia. In spite of his philosophy on pot smoking, I was glad to win a signed copy of his recent memoir. I plan to borrow my reading copy from the library!

6 comments:

  1. Love his title...so very true to form!!

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  2. This sounds like it would be a very interesting memoir!

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  3. I was never a country music fan, then I met my husband. He was WAY country, so I started listening and was quickly hooked. We saw Willie in Orlando a few years ago. He sure puts on a great concert!!

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  4. Sounds like it will be an interesting read.

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  5. I really like Willy Nelson, both his music and his attitude. I recently caught an interview with him about this book. It looks to be great read!

    PS - Harvee, I have been looking around your blog. It is awesome!

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  6. Everyone: I just love his music, so I treasure his memoir!

    Brian: Thanks so much for looking over and liking my blog. It's been about 5 years since I started to blog and I've fiddled with it a lot!

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