Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam was on with Jon Stewart tonight&#185. I know nothing about Dwight Yoakam except for the fact that he’s a country music star. There are country songs I like, but I certainly don’t gravitate there.

I don’t know any Dwight Yoakam songs. I could not pick Dwight Yoakam out of a police lineup.

This may all change. He’s nuts – in a very good way.

Stewart said something about Ringo Starr (last night’s guest) and Yoakam was off to the races, making the strangest connections. He was loaded with little nuggets… facts about the Beatles, Monkees and Mel Gibson.

He’s really bright. The connections were unexpected and to the point. You could hear the gears meshing as he thought it all through… and he was probably slowing it down to let the rest of us keep up.

Impressed? Yes, very much. Now, if I only knew what his music sounded like.

&#185 – I’ve never mentioned here what a huge Jon Stewart fan I am and how his show is recorded and watched by me every night. Now it’s been mentioned.

2 thoughts on “Dwight Yoakam”

  1. D.Y. was also on another talk show tonight–I was involved on the phone and didn’t even notice WHICH one—although when I glanced up he was singing. He might’ve only been a musical guest, I dunno. I had to mute the already barely audible volume since I can’t handle his style and twang (it oughta make the older country music fans happy)—but now I’m thinking it might at least be interesting to hear him talk.

  2. Suggested Connecticut weather country song titles:

    “If you live North of the Parkway, it’s all black ice for you.”

    “34 Degrees and Pouring”

    “Soapstone Mountain Radar Blues”

    “The Litchfield Hillbillies”

    “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Radiational Cooling on a Starry North Haven Night”

    “Gloria, you knocked me and my ‘lectric out for weeks.”

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