According to Yahoo (music.yahoo.com) Buck Owens has passed away.
For people like me who are fans of traditional country, this is a real tragedy since he was far more than just the host of Hee Haw. It's hard to overstate just how good he really was as both a vocalist and as a guitarist during his prime. I'll certainly be pulling out the turntable and the old Buckaroos albums tonight.
Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit. -- Erasmus
A lot of the newer "country" singers could take more than a cue from his career.
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005 As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight" As of 3/20/06: 206 pounds
Given that it's the week of Valentine's Day, we're celebrating VD in style. It is an opportunity to given the gift that keeps on giving. There's nothing more romantic than VD. Yeah, that's all I really got this week.