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