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Merle Haggard and The Strangers – I’m a Lonesome Fugitive (1967)

November 29, 2019

[Album 700/1001]

Men avoiding feelings.

Not necessarily an advisable strategy in real life, but in music/tv, it usually leads to quality songs/shows.

The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry (“I tried to laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes”)? Imalonesomefugitive (1)Timeless track.

Community’s Jeff Winger (chasing women to avoid dealing with heartbreak)? When he finally broke down, he delivered one of his best lines from season 1.

As for Merle Haggard?

He’s on his game when he’s either on the run (I’m a Lonesome Fugitive) or wrestling with his loneliness (House of Memories).

And he’s at his best when he’s on the run from his loneliness, specifically in the form of Drink Up and Be Somebody.



Finally, I’m pleased to report that I am done avoiding my feelings.

I don’t think I’ll be alone in feeling this way…so there’s no need to run from it anymore.

But it appears my ABC (anything but country) days are behind me.

I’m now happy to publicly like old school country like Merle Haggard & The Strangers!


Verbalize the Positive

Those first 3 seasons of Community = exceptional!

From → 1960s

  1. It’s pretty funny how Troy Barnes and Childish Gambino are the same guy – they look so different…

    • I’m very fortunate to have a “Troy & Abed in the morning” coffee mug – alas, no Childish Gambino memorabilia yet!

  2. Old School Country is the only way to go!

  3. Bam this says it all Geoff!
    Men avoiding feelings.

    Not necessarily an advisable strategy in real life,

    Proceed with caution at home with those ladies Geoff(as they get older) as I can relate as we are in the same boat it’s just that I’m a little ahead of the curve just by the age thing!

    • I’m catching up to you on that age thing though after the weekend, Deke!
      The girls made me some nice cards too – no rock LPs this year, it would be fun if they learn that amazing music giving skill from your girls some day!

      • Give them a bit of time and they shall follow my daughters lead! haha
        I sound like a Jedi! haha

      • I’m hoping for a DeKe cameo in the next Star Wars movie!

      • BAHAHA. Yeah the part of the movie that questions whose older dEKe or Obi Wan??

  4. Cannae beat some good old country music – especially some classic Merle!

  5. Merle means blackbird, doesn’t it? I like that, but not country.

    • I was not aware of that – so if he ever covered The Beatles Blackbird, that would have been something!

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