Paeans on Payne
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To the editor: Awesome article on Waylon Payne (ďPilgrim and a Preacher and a Problem When Heís Stoned,Ē Jan. 3, 2007). Iíve been following the guyís career since 2003 and even got a pre-sale copy of The Drifter, which I thought was really exciting. Turns out, there wasnít much of a mad scramble for the album. How did you get to see Crazy [Payneís first starring role in a feature film]? Does he carry around a copy of it? Iíve been waiting for that thing to come out for forever. Anyway, great insight into the guy. I hope he makes it. For your information, I found the link to the story on the internet at http://waylonpaynenetwork.tripod.com.
Editorís note: Crazy, a biopic about legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland, might be released to film festivals later this year. Payne was indeed carrying around a working copy of the movie and allowed Fort Worth Weekly writer Jeff Prince to watch it. And you can buy new and used copies of The Drifter at Amazon.com.
To the editor: Just wanted to drop a line and tell you that your piece on Waylon is one of the best Iíve ever come across about a musician. Great writing and a very multi-dimensional portrait. Very cool, man. Glad someone else noticed this cat; Iíve loved The Drifter since first hearing it over three years ago.
P.S. The backstage scene at Billy Bobís isnít all that great anyway ó and Josh Turnerís band needs to get over themselves!
To the editor: Iíve been reading Jeff Princeís stories in Fort Worth Weekly for years now, and I feel that compliments for his writing are way overdue. The story on Waylon Payne was too good to pass unrecognized. You have a talent for reporting. Thanks for sharing it.
To the editor: Excellent, excellent feature story on Waylon Payne. I love reading about guys like this, and of course I love how free writer Jeff Prince was with the salty language in the article. Itís like it should have been in Rolling Stone or Spin.
Two from the Old School
To the editor: I am Olive Pembertonís niece (and daughter of Janice Holmes). My cousin recently sent me the wonderful article that Jeff Prince authored for Fort Worth Weekly recently on those two indefatigable survivors of the Fort Worth School (ďPortrait of an Artist,Ē Nov. 1, 2006). Thank you for a sensitive and intelligent look at a person and artist. Of course, Iím prejudiced toward those two delightful and talented old girls, but I think they really deserve to be remembered as part of the Fort Worth art scene in the 1950s.
Niki Holmes Kantzios
Temple Terrace, Fla.
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