WILLIE NELSON & THE OFFENDERS Me And The Drummer (1998)

Me And The Drummer (1998)
Willie’s Past And Future Fusion

Willie gets together with some pals from the old days, The Offenders, to cover material from his country gentleman past on the self-released Me And The Drummer. Musically, it’s laid-back Willie – live in the studio with his old acoustic and some fiddles & pedal steel guitars. Nelson even produces. But the ‘project’ part of this project was pretty far-thinking for old Willie. Me And The Drummer began life online in 1998, enhanced by tons of praised multi-media. Fast forward two years later, and Willie releases the entire online kit and caboodle (clips, interactivity, music) on his own makeshift label, Luck (Interactive Film Records). The packaging even came with a cool pair of tiny dice in the spine. Unfortunately… though the interactive disc is recognized by my computer, it won’t do a damn thing. Probably old technology, or it wasn’t developed for Mac (yeah… hard to believe these days). I thought about copying it and offering it here anyway, but that just sounds like a recipe for a lot of wasted time. Besides, the music’s OK. You can get this one cheap at Amazon (HERE). There’s a bunch more WIllie in the archives, HERE.

Me And The Drummer (5:07)
Home Motel (4:08)
Let My Mind Wander (5:04)
I’d Rather You Didn’t Love Me (3:25)
Something To Think About (2:48)
No Tomorrow In Sight (3:11)
I’m So Ashamed (3:41)
A Moment Isn’t Very Long (3:19)
Rainy Day Blues (3:34)
You Wouldn’t Cross The Street To Say Goodbye (3:25)
I Guess I’ve Come To Live Here In Your Eyes (2:46)
Forgiving You Was Easy (2:59)
What A Way To Live (4:09)

9 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    December 26, 2011 - 09:51 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    snakeboy
    December 26, 2011 - 18:16 | Permalink

    Willard:
    Thanks for all of your work in the past year to bring us music and movies.

    • 3
      Willard
      December 26, 2011 - 20:14 | Permalink

      Many thanks… especially for just stopping by.

  • 4
    miles
    December 26, 2011 - 20:50 | Permalink

    Like Willie, you’re a true gentleman, Captain. ‘Home Motel’ sounds pretty damn sweet, and Nelson rarely fails to hit the mark so I look forward to hearing he remainder. Thanks for bringing this overlooked (at least for me!) release to my attention.

  • 6
    Duncanmusic
    December 27, 2011 - 22:08 | Permalink

    Gee, I missed this one too. Private label. eh? Thanks for all your work this year Mr. Willard. It has not gone unnoticed by me that I DL practically everything you post ( even re-doing the Harry on your say so). I hope for a great New Year for you and all the fine people who come and support you.

    • 7
      Willard
      December 27, 2011 - 23:08 | Permalink

      Many thanks Duncan. I always appreciate it when you stop by (and it’s not JUST because you say nice things).

  • 8
    December 27, 2011 - 23:13 | Permalink

    Thanks for this Willie album!

  • 9
    January 11, 2012 - 18:21 | Permalink

    Excellent. How did this one slip past my radar? Thanx, W~

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