Saturday, March 25, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Buck Owens has passed on to the other side..



If I lived anywhere else in the United States..i wouldnt give a rats ass..but here..its a big deal..Buck was a big deal..he was a benevolent man that still spent his money here in BakeTown. He still lived here for gods sake..I dunno why.. but he never left..until today.

Perhaps its because he still loved this place..this country spot in the middle of Cali..all these Okies that still listen to country even if its no longer cool. Buck was a magnanimous man..and he will be missed here. He took a shitty sign that was ove the entrance to a seedy motel and made it a landmark. I stayed at that shitty motel..it sucked..but the sign was beautiful and in decay..Buck made it pretty again. He was a good man that loved his roots. His "Crystal Palace" was a fine establishment that still kept country music, and any music for that matter..alive and part of our lives. The stars from all walks of the music business would flock here for his birthday party each year.

Buck was a great man among the little people.. and rightfully so. I admire his tenacity to stay in the country music business..he discovered a few talents..among them..Dwight Yocum.

Bakersfield is a hard place to grow up..even harder a place to make a living..Buck did both and never left us..he was true to his "school".and for that I will respect him. He never got too big for his britches..He was on TV less than a week ago celebrating his birthday with a book that was written about him for elementary school students..he will be missed. We always miss a man of his stature..they are so hard to find in this day and age.

9 people gave us their .02 cents:

Sonicrusk said...

Don't you know Dusty, once you are here in Bakersfield, you never leave heh heh.

Buck RIP

Miss Fabulous said...

Death seems to be the story of the day. I just read about Mileah as well.

Kurt said...

as his good friend george jones would have put it (talking about bakersfield) -
he stopped loving her today...

CoffeeBigPlz said...

Hmmm. Nice that he stayed close and was as real in person as he was on TV.

On the country is not a cool thing anymore note... would you PLEASE come tell the folks here!

PLEASE.

Col. Dr. said...

You've brought me this news, and I have to say that Buck Owens was the shit.

Buck was a hell of a musician, a normal person, and kicked ass when he let Dwight Yokum help him put Bakersfrigginfield on the map again.

Col. Dr. said...

And country music is cool again, so it's okay. You don't have to pretend to have been born with razors in your nostrils.

John Q. Public esq. said...

In my sadness, I thought of you...
and no not in the shower this time.

Jill said...

I loved Buck Owens. Grew up listening to him. I'm sorry to hear that he is gone. He was definitely cool.
I stopped listening to country when it stopped being country and started being pop. Well, except Dwight. He's one of the few that is still country. Now I listen to death metal and the blues, lol.

Peace
Jill
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An80sNut said...

That's a great little post about a great man. I'm just happy that he affected and touched the lives of as many as he did. You'll be missed Buck.