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Monday, 15 June 2020


Available for freelance writing commissions on a variety of subjects including family history, nostalgic Belfast and its famous people, shops, shoppers & shopping (40 years in retailing), the golden age of Hollywood (including westerns) and humorous pieces on life's weird and wonderful. Op-eds, columns, non-fiction book reviews too. & @JoeCushnan

I have a portfolio of features, reviews, poetry and short fiction published in all sorts of places - Belfast Telegraph, Tribune, Ireland's Own, Dalhousie Review, Fairlight Books, Reader's Digest, Reality, Lapwing Poetry, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Spillwords, Dear Reader, Amethyst Review, to name a selection.  Oh, and the odd BBC radio contribution. 

This is a series of very short items that have nothing to do with the current news agenda.  Swift diversions for a moment or two.

Apropos of Nothing #59 – 15 June 1937

Just a simple salute today to one of country music's greats, Waylon Arnold Jennings, singer, songwriter, musician, outlaw.

He was born on 15 June, 1937 and died at 64 on 13 February, 2002.

Multi-award winner, frequent collaborator with Willie Nelson and band member along with Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kristofferson in The Highwaymen.

Personal favourite song: Are You Sure Hank Done It  This Way?

"I've seen the world with a five-piece band,
looking at the backside of me........"

Waylon Jennings is buried in the City of Mesa Cemetery, Arizona.

Sources: Wikipedia and others

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