Willie Nelson is Frequently, Secretly (A Subversive Iconoclast)

Something special happened this Valentine’s Day. Willie Nelson released the single “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other).” It’s only available through Apple’s iTunes Music Store, so here’s a download link for the song. Matter of fact, this is the first song I’ve actually bought and paid for at iTunes. Yes, I just had to hear the song for myself and $0.99 was well within impulse buy range.

Apparently the song is 20 years old, originally written by Ned Sublette, according to Boing Boing. I’m guessing it was much better received today than it would have been 20 years ago.

Go and buy the song off iTunes and share your thoughts about the song here in the comments. What do you think? Is Willie just capitalizing on the success of Brokeback Mountain (IMDb), or is he really being subversive and iconoclastic?

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