Thursday, February 16, 2006

Willie, all about the man-love

Willie Nelson's heroes have always been cowboys, regardless of their sexual orientation.

It seems only logical, therefore, that the country legend has released a gay cowboy song that was written long before Brokeback Mountain rode onto the scene with its tale of taboo rancher romance.
Nelson debuted "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)" on Howard Stern's satellite radio show Tuesday, after recording the song last year at his Pedernales studio in Texas, according to his Lost Highway record label.
The song, which includes lyrics such as "What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?" and "Inside every cowboy there's a lady who'd love to slip out," was written by Texas-born songwriter Ned Sublette in 1981.

The thought of Willie Nelson wearing a pair of buttless leather chaps and dancing to "I will Survive" makes me want to boil my fingers for having even typed it.


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