Oh Willie, try to keep yourself out of trouble, ok?

As most of my friends and family members are aware, I am a huge Willie Nelson fan.  

Even after he cut his hair and now looks like an ugly old lady, I persist in listening to his music, even the weird Reggae stuff, on a regular basis.

I'm a Facebook fan.

I follow him on Twitter.

And one day back in November, my iPhone began to LIGHT UP with messages from friends, family, and Willie's staff.

Apparently, he had done gone and gotten himself arrested.

For marijuana possession.

Imagine that.

I dutifully followed all the news stories, finding out up to the minute information about his incarceration.

One article quoted the arresting officer as saying, "It's kind of surprising, but we treat him just like everybody else."



It's kind of surprising?

I have never actually met Mr. Nelson, and was a thousand or so miles away, but I could have told you there was pot on The Honeysuckle Rose (Willie's Tour Bus, in case you didn't know).  I would have bet the farm on it, actually.

A few days later, Willie was back in the news.

This time, for a good cause.

I think.

On his website, Facebook fan page, Twitter and every other social medium he could find, he was asking for his fans to make donations to the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office Christmas Toy Drive.

Oh Willie, you old dog.  After the tax thing a few years back, you sure have gotten good at playing the press, huh?

The Sheriff's department was inundated with donations in Willie's name.  

Go Willie.

A few of his more well-known friends took exception to the entire arrest.

Snoop Dogg said, "Willie Nelson is a legend.  Sometimes you need to back up off of certain people and have a certain amount of respect for your elders. And Willie Nelson is our elder ... If you got a problem with Willie Nelson, you got a problem with me."

Wow.  I personally would not want to be on his bad side.  

A court date has not yet been set, but I'll be interested in how it all pans out.  

In the meantime, I'll leave you with this:

By the way, this may be the most pointless blog post I've ever written.

You're welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Hey baby cakes ...... did you know Willie is going to be at The Palace?? Tickets go on sale 2/7. Thank me later.


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