The Campaign For DA

8.09.2017

Glen Campbell's Passing



I never thought much of him as a kid but he grew on me as time went by. And once he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, my fondness ramped up.

But I wrote years ago that this song has, in my very humble opinion, the two greatest lines in history.

And I need you more than want you.
And I want you for all time. 

Pure poetry. 

And who would have ever thought you could write a love song from the perspective of a county worker?

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

My step father used to play golf with him. He always had the snazziest outfits! A true gentleman.

MPM

wordkyle said...

Remember to give credit to songwriter Jimmy Webb for those lyrics.

Ernest T said...

I always thought that he had one of the best voices in Country Music, right up there with Charlie Pride. He was such a great guitar player also.

One of my favorite songs growing up in the late 70s and early 80s was "Rhinestone Cowboy." Somewhere my parents had a cassette tape of me signing it.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Jimmy Webb was a pure poet. I have no respect for a man that beats a woman. I never thought much of him as a kid either. I always thought of him as a drug addict.

Anonymous said...

If you liked Wichita Lineman you should look into the poet's other work. His name is Jimmy Webb.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who's had a family member affected by Alzheimer's, Glen Campbell's I'm Not Gonna Miss You is heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

Gotta give credit where credit is due. Glenn Campbell always kept a steady beat (on his wife).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the post Barry. Sad to read in other posts that even in death your Trolls feed off the dead.

Anonymous said...

9:15 - Barry is a stage one thinker. He can't go that deep.

Anonymous said...

Someone once complimented Jimmy Webb's Wichita Lineman as a song about "an unremarkable man with remarkable thoughts".

Anonymous said...

Sad to read in other posts that even in death your Trolls feed off the dead.
- 9:52 AM

Maybe if he wasn't a habitual wifebeater people wouldn't say he was a wifebeater.

Anonymous said...

Love song? More like a stalker song. He's on a pole listening in to some chick.

Anonymous said...

Not many people know this, but Glen Campbell was an avid golfer. He could hit a golf ball almost as hard as he hit his wife.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why Tanya Tucker hasn't weighed in on twitter like so many other celebrities have to express their condolences? Maybe she is nursing her wounds.

Anonymous said...

What do Tanya Tucker and a golf ball have in common?

RatherBeSailing said...

Didn't John Hartman write " Gentle On My Mind."

Anonymous said...

@9:52
You're kidding, right? Barry loves to troll dead people who have had unfortunate accidents. The SMU cop and Southlake swimmer come to mind off the top of my head. There are many more.

Anonymous said...

John Hartford

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I think people who work for county governments are allowed to have relationships and get married and stuff.

RatherBeSailing said...

Right, John Hartford. He used to play banjo, sing and tap dance all at the same time. : )>