Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

It’s Your Thing


Charlie Pride could’ve had a lot less hassle in his life. Hell of a voice: could’ve sang soul or pop or blues or standards or telegrams or anything he wanted to, and been a success with the right material.

But Charlie heard a stampede over the horizon when it was quiet in the house, and saw a cowboy in the mirror. Charlie Pride wanted to sing country music, and so he did, and well. Some people just have to sing songs of their own.

Be like Charlie Pride. (Charlie is seen here with some rando in his band.)


  1. Luther Von Baconson

    October 12, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    superfluous dots

  2. I once asked a musician friend if he knew of Charlie Pride, and he replied, “The blackest man in country music?”.

    I can’t say I know much about his songmanship but I sure do respect his pride. Oh wait, was that intentional? Well played Charles.

    Fun fact: Mr Pride essentially reunited Ireland in the mid 70s by playing up “north” when others wouldn’t.

  3. Is Charlie wearing pants, jeans or teepees?

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    October 13, 2016 at 11:13 am


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