|You know life ain’t easy. It takes work. Takes healin’ cause you’re gonna get hurt.|
Lose your faith. Lose your shirt. Lose your way sometime.
Ah, you really never have control. Sometimes you just got to let it go.
And when the final line unfolds, it don’t always rhyme.
Homeless from The Dark.
February 26, 2012. After a very long hiatus, I have revamped the site a little. I miss the days of being on an insider track for Guy’s activity and the singer/songwriter scene in general. The internet has morphed and changed so much since the early days. I have a pretty good idea what Guy would say about the mess of social media. Speaking for myself, it has nothin’ to do with writing songs.
There is a lot happening for Guy these days, with a two disc tribute album getting lots of attention. (This One’s For Him). Guy will be 70 in 2012 and still has a number of dates this year. I wonder how it works that you can stream Guy’s entire catalog here.
I even moved to Tennessee on my own musical journey, ever inspired by folks like Guy. Then I moved back.
November 12, 2003. Drove over the Sierras to Chico, CA, and saw Guy and Verlon play at the Sierra Nevada brewery. It was a great show and the crowd was into it. Took some notes about keys and capo positions. Played Guy's guitar for a real brief period after the show. The 'craftsman' sure customizes his guitars. Of note was a compensated nut(!), as well as handmade brass compensated brige poles. The action was a little high, but I think that's how he likes it. I wish I had taken some photos. Guy was somewhat aloof and Verlon was especially personable. It had been two years since the last show, so it was great to see them live.
November 7, 2003: If you have found the new site, welcome! Mr. Oudet has generously offered this space. Thank you! Hopefully this page can live here safely for some time to come. I still own www.guyclark.net if I can ever afford to have it hosted.
October 22, 2003. The Heartworn Highways DVD has been out for about a month now. This may be the best thing that will happen to fans of this music all year. It is loaded with a ton of extras that look and sound better than the movie itself. UNREAL! The footage of Guy, Steve, Rodney and Townes inspires me every time I watch it! Guy's extra tracks are Desperados Waiting for a Train, The Ballad Of Captain Flint and Laverne, Country Morning Music, and sings on Stay All Night, Stay a Little Longer.
For a short while, I'm posting the audio-only to one of the extra tracks (Country Morning Music) in severely degraded quality. Download the 1.6meg zip file by clicking here. Guy and Rodney discuss how much they love this song by Keith Sykes, and that they are going to record it for either Rodney's or Guy's first albums. Even though they never got around to it, their praise of the song speaks for itself.
The DVD somewhat nullifies my guide, but here's the link anyway. I hope to add info about the extra tracks as well.
September 16, 2003. New site address. Things didn't go as I had hoped, but the site lives on. Even though there is a .com site for Guy, this site still serves a purpose. Plus there is someone behind the wheel here (most of the time :).
January 20, 2003: Happy new year! Thanks to all of those who have dontated for the site - I have broken even with domain registration.
Go BUY The Dark T-shirt from Will.
August 24, 2002: Songbuilder is being reprinted! Village Records will be the American distibutor. The books will be printed in the U.K. within two weeks, so near the end of September go get them from Bill!
July 4, 2002: Guy has finished a new album!
November/December 2001: I've filled in a lot of content to the site. Here's the additions:
Guy is playing a new Martin these days, an 00028VS. Sounded great to me. I have finally gotten over the shock factor and have been able to focus on Guy's playing. Hopefully I can get around to tabbing up the songs I took mental notes on - That Old TIme Feeling, Baton Rouge, Out In The Parking Lot, and Lone Star Hotel.
9/22/01: New article on Guy, in preparation for some Canadian dates.
8/2/01: www.guyclark.com is now owned by Guy's manager Keith Case. We should be getting a site going there soon.
8/2/01: The next "Live At The Bluebird Cafe" will be released in October, and according to the label, will be a "cooperative effort with Guy, Steve Earle, and the late Townes Van Zandt."
4/10/01: There is a Townes Van Zandt tribute album out called Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt. Check it out.
2/24/01: A few of you have emailed me with link updates, so thank you. If you come across any Guy Clark interenet content, please let me know. I'll check if I have it, and if not, you will have just helped me out!
4/22/00: I got to the alphabetical listing for lyrics. This will also serve to link to the TABs and chords as they become available. Enjoy!
2/8/00: I recorded the Prarie Home Companion show (1/15) songs to mp3. They are are Sis Draper, Ain't No Trouble To Me, and Homegrown Tomatoes. I don't know how to share these just yet, but please contact me if you're interested.
10/26/99: NEW ALBUM! Cold Dog Soup is released. Guy writes 1, co-writes 8, and the remaining 3 are great, too!
10/24/99: Just got back from Nasvhville, where I saw Guy at the Douglas Corner Cafe. What a great show! For the record, it was serendipity that I was in Missouri for work when I found out about the show! I should write some notes up about it soon
7/30/99: Saw Guy and Verlon play at The Palms in Davis. Introduced myself to them backstage. A very cool show.
5/13/99: Topher delivered all of the old files. I've incorporated a bunch of it already. There is some great stuff here, but I've got a lot left to sort out.
5/4/99: Heard from topher about the old site, so soon I may be able to incorporate all that came before! This will be great.
4/12/99: Check out my Heartworn Highways - Guide to fast-forwarding. An essential tool for this video every Guy Clark (and Townes) fan should have.
4/1/99: This website went online! But what happened to the old website? Find out here.
12/1/98: A new tribute CD has been released, called Pearls in the Snow - The Songs of Kinky Friedman, and Guy plays A Wild Man from Borneo. I haven't heard this yet, so let me know if you have.
9/21/98: Guy Clark wins ASCAP's Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations!
9/15/98: I bought my first Guy Clark CD (no kidding!) Life's been better ever since.