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Willie Nelson,Nancy Meola, Shep Gordon, Mike Meyers, Tom Arnold
Thank you so much to Nancy Meola, for kindly letting me share this great photo of her lovely self with Willie Nelson, Shep Gordon, Mike Meyers, and Tom Arnold on Willie Nelson’s bus. Nancy said that this photo was taken after the SXSW premiere of the movie, ‘Supermensch-The Legend Of Shep Gordon.” a documentary directed by Mike Meyers. Willie Nelson, Nancy Meola and Tom Arnold appear in the film, along with appearances by Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone.
by: Mike Fleming, Jr.
After hatching characters that fueled movies such as Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, Mike Myers quietly spent the past two years readying his feature directorial debut on a docu about Shep Gordon, a music manager as colorful as any previous Myers creation. Few knew this was how Myers was spending his time until Toronto unveiled a lineup that included Supermensch: The legend of Shep Gordon. Myers chronicles the spiritual and career journey of Gordon, whose trajectory is parts Forrest Gump and Being There, in terms of the number of chance encounters with icons that helped make him a giant in his field. It started when he arrived in a hotel room in California after quitting a job on the first day. Hearing a woman in distress outside, he rushed to her aid and promptly got face-punched by Janis Joplin after breaking up her consensual sexual encounter. She felt bad the next day, and she and Jimi Hendrix helped Gordon get into the music biz, where he broke Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass and others. Later, his desire to help his chef friends birthed the zillion-dollar celebrity chef industry, and Gordon also became part of the Dalai Lama’s inner circle.
Thanks so much to Steve Eschenberg, for sending this photo he just snapped of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Bus and Willie Nelson’s band and crew buses. I love the photos of the bus! I appreciate you thought of me and the blog. :) Maybe the Honeysuckle Rose IV is on it’s way to the show. Steve must be on his way to the show, too.
Linda and friends welcomed Willie Nelson to Minnesota for his show at the Grand Casino Mille Lac.
Aren’t they cute. Looks like they roped Lana Nelson into helping spread the birthday wishes. I hope Willie looked out and saw them, it would have made him smile.
Later, during the concert, they all brought their signs and message to the front of the stage for Willie, and Linda told me when he saw the sign, he smiled and then started singing Happy Birthday to himself. What fun. Thanks, Linda for the pictures and the stories.
Willie Nelson’s bus is like a magnet to us fans, I admit it. I’ve been known to jog across a parking lot see the bus drive in or drive out. I wonder if he grows tired of looking out his bus window and seeing all our faces looking up at him as he comes and goes.
I have been to shows in amphitheaters, like Red Rocks and like Telluride shows, where you can hear people cheer as Willie’s bus winds through the roads to the highway. It’s all dark, you can’t see anything as you walk to your car, but you can hear these roars in the distance, as his bus drives by the fans. It’s really cool.
And here’s a couple of shameless fans at the bus after a show: Jeremy Tepper and Dallas Wayne, celebrity producer and on air talent for Sirius/XM Radio and Willie’s Place.
I think Dallas Wayne is throwing a kiss to the driver, I’m not sure
by: Walter Scott
Q: Willie Nelson is an avid environmentalist. How does he stay green on tour? —Tom M., Mesa, Ariz.
A: “All my buses run on BioWillie,” says the 79-year-old country icon, referring to a diesel fuel alternative produced in the U.S. by a company he started. Made partly from vegetable oil, it results in 70 percent fewer harmful emissions, according to the BioWillie website. Says the singer, whose album Let’s Face the Music and Dance comes out April 16, “It’s the way of the future.”
Thank you Budrock, Lighting director for Willie Nelson & Family, for photo.