POTD: For Gene

For Gene
Tucson Mountain Park, Arizona

If you have cable TV, there’s a good chance Grit is on your channel list. We don’t have it at home but we do have it where we’re staying here in Tucson and watch it quite a bit. If you aren’t familiar with it, Grit streams all old western movies and TV show content. When I say old movies and TV shows, I mean quite old, including a lot of shows starring Gene Autry, a.k.a. The Singing Cowboy. (He competed a lot with Roy Rogers in regards to the singing business I think.)

I’ve always enjoyed Gene Autry’s songs, although the older I get the more the joy derives from the campy, nostalgia of his music than anything else. But that enjoyment started growing thin the other day when for some reason every 10-15 minutes on Grit they would run the same commercial for his shows. So we got to listen to Riding Down the Canyon over and over and over again. In spite of the repetition, I do still like the song, so this POTD is for you Gene.

2 thoughts on “POTD: For Gene”

  1. My parents bought me a Gene Autry record when I was just 4 and I listened to it endlessly. His voice is comforting. I just re-listened to Back in the Saddle Again and it brought back great memories. Thanks, Larry!

    1. You’re welcome Molly. I never thought about it before, but you’re right, his voice is comforting. I was probably in the minority, but as far as singing cowboys go, I always preferred him to Roy Rogers. Of course I may have had a built-in bias towards him given my middle name is Gene.

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