The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95454   Message #4200318
Posted By: GUEST
02-Apr-24 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Loop and Lil (Van Zandt's 'If I Needed You')
Subject: RE: Loop and Lil (Van Zandt's 'If I Needed You')
GUEST (Steve Bunton)
Please allow me to 'chime in' about Loop & Lil' also. I asked Townes one night, while chatting at McCabe's Guitar shop in Santa Monica, the very question at hand. He was very 'matter of fact" and kindly told me they were his two parakeets he held in the highest of regards.
He was a total gentleman, and enjoyed sharing the time between sets, while smoking a 'cigarette' (yes, it was that long ago.) He was very nice, as he 'noodled' on his guitar, and took it all in stride. I sensed he enjoyed answering many questions, I'm sure he'd been asked dozens of times, but he didn't mind at all, as he casually lit another cig. I miss him, and love singing his timeless songs, that will outlive us all.