Monday, September 25, 2006

Willie do time?

All round singing legend, Willie Nelson, has been busted for possession of pot and magic mushies. Just back from canvassing for Kinky Friedman, in his bid for Texas Governor, Willie and members of his band plus sister, were pulled over by the Highway patrol. The most descriptive, probably fabricated,version of the moment of arrest goes like this..........

"When he investigated the source of loud music coming from a room at the rear of the bus, Officer Williams found Mr. Nelson, 73, of Spicewod, Texas, his sister Bobbie Nelson, 75, of Briarcliff, Texas, and Gates Moore, 54, of Austin, Texas, listening to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon while watching an old black-and-white version of The Wizard of Oz with the sound turned off. A large hubcap filled with marijuana was sitting in plain view on a coffee table in the room, next to a solar-powered vaporizer and a package of rolling papers with President Bush's picture and the words "Mission Accomplished" on each leaf.

Without missing a beat, our correspondent goes on to relate,..........

"At first Mr. Nelson thought I was one of the Village People," said Officer Williams. "When I asked him what that strong smell was, he said it was probably coming from a green crop of the biodiesel fuel the vehicle runs on."

This brings us to the latest passions driving this youngster at heart. Nelson has started a company called ' Bio Willie', which in no way relates to sexual preferences now, or in the past. The fact is, his touring bus runs on soy beans and he wants the rest of America to join him in the switch from oil. Further to that, he campaigns for the release of prisoners on minor drug charges clogging up penitentiaries. Indeed,it is possible that he will spend six months in the clink for this misdemeanor,he has been charged with. Though, this is apparently unlikely.

Scattered amongst the reports of his arrest is anecdotal evidence of the 'smokin' with willie' experience.
Witness Johnny Knoxville, who appeared in The Dukes of Hazzard with Mr. Nelson.
"That shit Willie smokes is strong enough to get you committed," Mr. Knoxville told Blender magazine. "I honestly don't see how he functions. He had a crew with him shooting a documentary, and one of the camera guys keeled over while filming."I had two hits off a blunt Willie was smoking when we were doing publicity for the movie, and I felt like I was on fucking acid. And I had to do interviews that day. I called him later to say, 'Thanks a lot, Willie. I was on fucking Mars for six hours.' Nothing could have made him happier."Or these words from
country artist Toby Keiths' tune, "Weed with Willie," in which he sings,

"Don't knock it `til you tried it, I tried it my friend, and I'll never smoke weed with Willie again."

Sounds very very scary. How priceless is this image of Willie and his big sister, busted in their seventies and growing old totally disgracefully? And sad for the fly, that's fallen from the wall, as it lies on its back, with it legs moving wildly.

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