Musical palate cleanser: get ‘yer mind off wintertime.

I haven’t had one of these in a while, but when I heard the news that FSU is disinclined to give Matthew Thomas the release he wants, this tune immediately jumped into my head.

That’s my favorite Byrds’ Dylan cover.  Great lyrics, but it’s the sublime harmonies that really make the song for me.

And here’s a bonus version, from “Playboy After Dark”.  It’s a few months after Sweetheart of the Rodeo was released, and the band had reconfigured when Hillman and Parsons left to start The Flying Burrito Brothers.  Make sure you check out Clarence White’s work on the gee-tar.  Man was pure genius.

Gotta love those earnest hipsters trying to figure out the best dance moves to proto-country rock.



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16 responses to “Musical palate cleanser: get ‘yer mind off wintertime.

  1. AthensHomerDawg

    Flying Burrito Brothers! Haven’t thought about them in a long while.

    • Wilcodawg

      FBB’s at Altamont. The video is from the movie of the concert, and you get a feel for the trouble that was brewing. But, GP et al rok with a K.

      • Dog in Fla

        Which coincidentally was the last time anybody took security recommendations from the Grateful Dead

        “On the recommendation of the Grateful Dead, members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang were hired to provide security. But instead of protecting fans, they bullied them, along with the acts that performed there. During Jefferson Airplane’s performance, a biker knocked guitarist Marty Balin unconscious. Having seen that, the Grateful Dead refused to play. While the Burrito Brothers did perform, they didn’t stick around.”

        • AthensHomerDawg

          I think the Stones came up with that game plan as well.

          • Dog in Fla

            Which coincidentally was the last time anybody used a short stage in a valley

            “So the concert was thrown together by a loose collective, but someone close to the Dead’s organization told me that the blame falls partially on Jerry Garcia and Mick Jagger. Do you agree?

            Well, um, yeah, there’s some truth in that. But the biggest single reason why Altamont was a disaster — let’s get this straight, right? — was the fact that the stage was a hundred centimeters [three feet] high. It came up to your knees. It was meant to be on the side of a hill at Sears Point [where the concert was originally planned]. They moved it to Altamont and they made the mistake of putting it at the bottom of the valley. If it had been a stage that was, let’s say, 10 feet high, no one could’ve climbed it. There would’ve been no security issues. See what I mean?”


      • AthensHomerDawg

        Bikers and outdoor concerts somehow always gets someone a whoopin’.
        FBB paved the way for the likes of the Eagles and Yoakum.

  2. Lrgk9

    Tallahassee, such a lovely place
    Welcome, plenty of room
    you can check out anytime you want
    You can never leave

  3. Governor Milledge

    That article sure uses some fuzzy math…

    Why would Thomas only have three years to play three, while he would have 5 years to play 4 at FSU? How would he burn both his redshirt year and a year of eligibility at the same time??

  4. Cracker covers this tune (with Adam Duritz on lead vocals) on Garage D’or. Apropos given David Lowery’s residency in Athens.

  5. Rugbydawg79

    one of the greatest albums of all time-Gram Parsons was a genius-I am impressed Senator !

  6. Rebar

    Gram Parsons influenced alot of bands in his short time with us. Georgia boy too! With his wonderful song writing, he also gave us Emmy Lou.

  7. Tronan

    Love me some Byrds and early FBB. Seeing the hipsters dance reminds me of this:

  8. Nashville West

    Thanks for the Byrds.Can I look forward to a little Southside Johnny to go with my dose of bloviation in the near future? Go Dawgs from here on the streets of Bakersfield.