Archive for the ‘Poodie Locke’ Category

Scott Newton Photography

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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“Poodie. Randall “Poodie” Locke. 1979 Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, Briarcliff, TX. This is the famous Poodie, reaching into a bag of mic cords. For almost his entire adult life he was the guy who made things happen in Willie World. He knew who was who, and who should be where; he was the heart and soul of the traveling circus. He was also pretty much the one person you had to know if you wanted access to the stage while Willie was on it.

While not working he was the nicest, warmest guy you could know; generous, intelligent, hearty, fun. But during a show, he was the tempestuous stage dictator, and woe is you if you were a photographer onstage who didn’t belong.

The fact I have immortal images to show you, taken at the Picnics, is directly because Poodie thought I was worthy; I was often the only photographer up there during the really rich moments. Poodie, in a very real way, was my good friend. He died in 2009 at age 56. A great guy and an excellent human being.” 
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“Kiss Big Bootie Goodbye”

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Sonny Throckmorton wrote “Kiss Big Bootie Goodbye” and sat in when the music video was filmed at Poodies’s Hilltop Lounge, outside Austin.

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Willie Nelson and Family (photos by Neil Leifer)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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Portrait of Willie Nelson and Family during photo shoot at the Golden Nugget Hotel.
Las Vegas, Nevada 8/1978
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2nd Annual Poodies’ Party (Oct. 3, 2015)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

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Thanks, Janis from Texas, for the photo.  She is there today, volunteering and helping to make it happen.

2nd Annual Poodie’s Party Golf Tournament and Music Festival (Oct. 3, 2015) (Spicewood, Tx)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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CALLING ALL FRIENDS OF POODIE LOCKE!!!

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Poodie’s Party No Bad Days Golf Tournament & Music Festival benefitting Helping Hand Crisis Ministry of Spicewood and towards the purchase of Musical Instruments benefitting the students of Spicewood Elementary!!

Please make plans to join us Saturday, October 03rd, 2015 at Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt, Pedernales Golf Club,
807 Paisley Drive, Spicewood, Texas 78669 (512)264-1489

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NO BAD DAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT
• $75 per Player/$300 per Team of 4 Players (includes the Music Festival)
• 4 man 9 hole scramble
• 8am Check-In for a 9am Tee Off of 11 Teams that includes Breakfast
• 12pm Check-In for a 1pm Tee Off of 11 Teams that includes lunch

MUSIC FESTIVAL
• $20 Admission for Music Festival Only
• 12 and under FREE!!!
• Live Music from 12 Noon-7pm
* Waylon Payne, Ru Coleman, Bobby Boyd, Jimmy Lee Jones, The Troubadillos, Bad Rodeo, Fabrizlo Poggi & Chicken Mambo, and THE LARRY BUTLER SHOW featuring Larry Butler, Greg and Denny Coleman, Carl Wats, Brian Collins, Loretta Turner, Mike Samuels, Joe Butler, Janet Lynn, Brent Wilson
• Hosted by the Totally Terrific Troubadillos

VENDORS
• Food and Refreshments (BYOB No Alcohol Sales)
• Crafts
• Face Painting

AUCTIONS, RAFFLES, DOOR PRIZES, A WILLIE AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

NON ALCOHOL SALES EVENT BYOB AND BRING A CHAIR!!!

To sign up for the golf tournament, and more info and event updates, visit us at @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnBvb2RpZXNwYXJ0eS5jb20vOjo=:www.poodiesparty.com]

SPONSORS NEEDED
4 Levels of Sponsorship
• The Swing: Hole or Tee Box Sponsor
• The Fairway: Hole or Tee Box Sponsor, plus Flagstick
• UnderPar: Hole Sponsor, Flagstick, plus Sound Booth Banner
• Hole In One: Hole Sponsor, Flagstick, Stage Banner prominently displayed in Stage Area, AND Team Sponsorship

DONATIONS ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE SILENT AND STAGE AUCTIONS
• For Sponsorship Info email bbmorse@poodiesparty.com

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW AND REMEMBER:
NO BAD DAYS!!!

2nd Annual Poodie’s Party Golf Tournament and Music Festival (October 3, 2015) No Bad Days!

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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Mark your calendars!  The second annual party celebrating the life and times and friendships of Poodie Locke will take place on October 3, 2015, at Pedenales Golf Club, Spicewood, Texas.  October 3 is Poodie’s birthday, born this day in 1952.  He would turn 63 in October, check my math though.  He is still missed.

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CALLING ALL FRIENDS OF POODIE LOCKE!!!

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Poodie’s Party No Bad Days Golf Tournament & Music Festival benefitting Helping Hand Crisis Ministry of Spicewood and towards the purchase of Musical Instruments benefitting the students of Spicewood Elementary!!

Please make plans to join us Saturday, October 03rd, 2015 at Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt, Pedernales Golf Club,
807 Paisley Drive, Spicewood, Texas 78669 (512)264-1489

NO BAD DAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT
• $75 per Player/$300 per Team of 4 Players (includes the Music Festival)
• 4 man 9 hole scramble
• 8am Check-In for a 9am Tee Off of 11 Teams that includes Breakfast
• 12pm Check-In for a 1pm Tee Off of 11 Teams that includes lunch

MUSIC FESTIVAL
• $20 Admission for Music Festival Only
• 12 and under FREE!!!
• Live Music from 12 Noon-7pm
* Waylon Payne, Ru Coleman, Bobby Boyd, Jimmy Lee Jones, The Troubadillos, Bad Rodeo, Fabrizlo Poggi, and THE LARRY BUTLER SHOW featuring Larry Butler, Greg and Denny Coleman, Carl Wats, Brian Collins, Loretta Turner, Mike Samuals, Joe Butler, Janet Lynn, Brent Wilson
• Hosted by the Totally Terrific Troubadillos

VENDORS
• Food and Refreshments (BYOB No Alcohol Sales)
• Crafts
• Face Painting

AUCTIONS, RAFFLES, DOOR PRIZES, A WILLIE AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

NON ALCOHOL SALES EVENT BYOB AND BRING A CHAIR!!!

To sign up for the golf tournament, and more info and event updates, visit us at www.poodiesparty.com

SPONSORS NEEDED
4 Levels of Sponsorship
• The Swing: Hole or Tee Box Sponsor
• The Fairway: Hole or Tee Box Sponsor, plus Flagstick
• UnderPar: Hole Sponsor, Flagstick, plus Sound Booth Banner
• Hole In One: Hole Sponsor, Flagstick, Stage Banner prominently displayed in Stage Area, AND Team Sponsorship

DONATIONS ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE SILENT AND STAGE AUCTIONS
• For Sponsorship Info email bbmorse@poodiesparty.com

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Still Missing Poodie Locke

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Poodie Locke, stage manager for WN&F,  passed away on this day, and  he is still missed, every day, by so many.  Especially fans who go to shows — it will always be strange not to see Poodie on stage.

Mickey Raphael, Mark Rothbaum, Poodie Locke
photo:  Cathy Cunningham

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Thanks to Margie Lemon, for sharing this picture she took of Poodie at Farm Aid II, in Austin, in 1986.

 

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Poodie and Chris Nelsen. Grand Rapids, Michigan-1982.

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Jason Hardison has written a tribute to Poodie Locke that appears in the Summer 2009 Texas Monthly.

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Johnny Knoxville posted this at his site www.jackassworld.com

I had a good friend pass away yesterday. Poodie Locke, Willie Nelson’s stage manager for 34 years, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Briarcliff, Texas. I kept this photo of me and him by my bed up until I moved into our new house. He used to laugh and tell people, “Knoxville keeps a picture of me next to his nightstand.” It was true. He was a tequila swiggin’ big, round, bear of a man and he was as sweet as they come. Poodie was just funny as all hell, too, and the best dancer I ever saw. My cousin Roger Alan Wade and I once had him on our radio show, The Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee, and you can listen to that below.

Most memorably, Poodie was never in bad spirits. I mean, don’t get me wrong, ol’ Poodie was usually in the spirits (and I was right there with him), but he was always positive, always smilin’. “Waco Texas’s Prettiest Baby of 1952? was full of good advice, too. One time, he sagely told me, “It’s alright to step on your dick, Knox, just don’t stand on it.” At his restaurant, Poodie’s Hilltop Bar and Grill in Spicewood, Texas, he put a sign up at the door that said, “There are no bad days.” When Poodie was around there sure wasn’t, but now that he’s passed on I think today is going to be kinda rough.

I love you, Poodie. Rest in peace, buddy.

Sincerely,

Knox

 

Poodie, Budrock and Kris, Jr.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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Thanks to Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, lighing director for Willie Nelson & Family for sharing this cool rare photo of him with Poodie and Kris Kristofferson, Jr., taken at Highwaymen Show.

Celebrating Poodie Locke: “No Bad Days” (First Annual Golf Tournament) (Briarwood, TX) (10/4/14)

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

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Thank you Janis from Texas Tillerson, for sharing photos from Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Golf Course, at the First Annual Golf Tournament Celebration (first Sat in Oct; mark your calendar).

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This beautiful guitar, signed by Willie Nelson, will be auctioned off today at 4:20 p.m.

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Sweet Cherie is celebrating her friend Poodie.

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the lovely SueAnn

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The lost interviews: Budrock Prewitt’s interview with Willie Nelson about Poodie Locke (circa 1980)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014





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“This was done in my living room in Dallas in 1980. It was me and a few Willie Vinyl Albums and a cassette machine.  Crude but funny.”

Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt
Willie Nelson & Family
Lighting Director aka “The Illuminator”

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the car window.

I feel bad that Budrock “The Illuminator” is still off the road, home in Texas, healing from an injury last June.  It’s gotta be killing him.   But, he continues to heal, slowly, and I know he appreciates all the good wishes folks send him.

Thanks to Buddy for sharing this ‘interview’ he had about Poodie Locke, with someone who knew him well,  Willie Nelson.

 

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Pick of the day: Poodie Locke

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

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Thanks to Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt for sharing a picture of the Poodie Locke pick.

Missing Poodie Locke

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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picture credit: www.statesman.com

Still hard to believe, we lost Poodie Locke five years today, and he is still missed, every day.

Mickey Raphael, Mark Rothbaum, Poodie Locke
photo:  Cathy Cunningham

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Thanks to Margie Lemon, for sharing this picture she took of Poodie at Farm Aid II, in Austin, in 1986. Margie and her family and business continue to support www.FarmAid.org.

 

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Poodie and Chris Nelsen. Grand Rapids, Michigan-1982.

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Jason Hardison has written a tribute to Poodie Locke that appears in the Summer 2009 Texas Monthly.

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Johnny Knoxville posted this at his site www.jackassworld.com

I had a good friend pass away yesterday. Poodie Locke, Willie Nelson’s stage manager for 34 years, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Briarcliff, Texas. I kept this photo of me and him by my bed up until I moved into our new house. He used to laugh and tell people, “Knoxville keeps a picture of me next to his nightstand.” It was true. He was a tequila swiggin’ big, round, bear of a man and he was as sweet as they come. Poodie was just funny as all hell, too, and the best dancer I ever saw. My cousin Roger Alan Wade and I once had him on our radio show, The Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee, and you can listen to that below.

Most memorably, Poodie was never in bad spirits. I mean, don’t get me wrong, ol’ Poodie was usually in the spirits (and I was right there with him), but he was always positive, always smilin’. “Waco Texas’s Prettiest Baby of 1952? was full of good advice, too. One time, he sagely told me, “It’s alright to step on your dick, Knox, just don’t stand on it.” At his restaurant, Poodie’s Hilltop Bar and Grill in Spicewood, Texas, he put a sign up at the door that said, “There are no bad days.” When Poodie was around there sure wasn’t, but now that he’s passed on I think today is going to be kinda rough.

I love you, Poodie. Rest in peace, buddy.

Sincerely,

Knox

Poodie Locke inducted into Austin Music Memorial (12/6/13)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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picture credit:  www.statesman.com

Poodie Locke is being honored and inducted inducted into the Austin Music Memorial. Friends, family and fans are welcome to attend at the Austin City Hall on Friday, December 6th, at 7:00 p.m

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Happy Birthday, Poodie, where ever you are. We miss you!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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picture credit:  www.statesman.com

Poodie would have turned 65 years old today.

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Thanks to Margie Lemon, for sharing this picture she took of Poodie at Farm Aid II, in Austin, in 1986. Margie and her family and business continue to support www.FarmAid.org.

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Mickey Raphael, Mark Rothbaum, Poodie Locke

(Thanks to Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt for sharing this picture from his collection.)

“My funny friend Don Bowman” — Willie Nelson

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Don Bowman passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  He was 75.  Don Bowman often opened for Willie Nelson & Family from late ’70’s until the early ’90’s, when he chose to stay in Branson after Willie Nelson & Family’s long run there.  Thanks to Lyn Vyles and Budrock for sharing information and pictures about Don. 

Willie wrote the liner notes for one of Don’ Bowman’s albums:

“One thing I like about Don Bowman is that he makes me laugh even when I don’t feel like it.   He has always affected me this way.   When he was a disc jockey in Lubbock, Texas, he broke up the whole city with this weather forecast, “Fair and warmer and his orchestra”, his Station Break, “This is K something or other serving the Portland-Vancouver area” — remember, he’s still in Lubbock, Texas.  I could just see his boss Herman Mullet, driving down a west Texas highway, late for a sales meeting in Odessa, hearing this on his car radio, coming to a screeching halt in the middle of the road, beating his head against the dashboard and screaming, “Where did I go wrong?”

Don Bowman is a funny, funny man — and in this album you will find many opportunities to break up, double over, or split your sides.  For instance, “What Kind of Fool Am I” is a very beautiful song that has been butchered by one of the world’s funniest butchers — my funny friend Don Bowman.  How Come It Is, She thinks I Don’t Care — well, you pick one, play it, listen, or as Don would say, “List-ten” — and try not to laugh.  I guarantee you can’t do it. ”

— Willie Nelson

 

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The talents on Don Bowman are varied. He is a singer and guitarist, a monologist of subtle humor, a song writer and a budding film performer. He has also been a successful disc jockey. Don, who was born in Lorenzo, Texas, was doing turntable duty at a San Diego Radio Station in 1960 when he sent some of his song paradies to RCA Victor’s head man in Nashville, Chet Akins, with the request that he submit the material to Homer & Jethro. Chet did — and Don became a regular contributor to the duo’s albums. Several years later, acting upon Atkins’ advice, Don quit a $20,000 a year broadcasting job in Minneapolis and came to Nashville to be near the writing and recording activity. It was a wise move. In 1963 Bowman was recording his own material in the RCA Victor studio — Chit Atkins, Make Me a Star. Atkins really did, and today Don is a favorite recording artist and Opry laugh-getter. When Don isn’t touring with state shows, he lives in the penthouse of a high-rise apartment building in Nashville and concentrates on songwriting.

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Goodbye to an Old Friend
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By Joshua Clark

Goodbye to an old friend

As I was driving into work Thursday morning, I heard that country music songwriter and comedian Don Bowman had passed away Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Forsyth. He was 75.

He was one of the funniest men of country music, and counted legends like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson as his closest friends. He had careers as a D.J., singer, songwriter and comedian.

Bowman recorded eight albums with his biggest single, “Chet Atkins, Make Me A Star,” spending four months on the country charts in 1964, peaking at No. 7 on the Cash Box charts. Other singles include “For Loving You” with Skeeter Davis, “Folsom Prison Blues 2,” and “Poor Old Ugly Gladys Jones” with Jennings, Nelson and Bobby Bare.

He also spent time opening for Jennings, Roger Miller, Merle Haggard, Bare and Bill Anderson. In addition, he spent 17 years on the road opening for Nelson before deciding to stay in Branson.

Bowman had his biggest professional success as a comedian. Throughout his career, he has appeared on the big screen, the small screen, onstage and on record. He received the inaugural award as Comedian of the Year from the Country Music Association, getting the nod over fellow comedians Ben Colder and Homer & Jethro in 1967.

After moving to Branson in the early 1990s, he portrayed “Seemore Miles” for the Moe Bandy Show. As a songwriter, Bowman may be best known for co-writing one of the biggest hits in the career of Jennings, “Just To Satisfy You.” The song hit No. 1 twice, once for Jennings in 1969, and once for Jennings and Nelson in the early 1980s. He also took the old Mother Maybelle Carter tune “The Wildwood Weed” and updated it in the 1960s.

I first met Bowman in 1995 when he was performing with Bandy. He was already a family friend, and that friendship was extended to me. I’d take Bowman to the movies, or to a show, or have a cold adult beverage from time to time, and always had a blast. In 2007, a group of friends and I took Bowman to see Willie Nelson in Joplin. He was treated like royalty by the band and the crew, and I got a story that I still tell to this day. It was without a doubt one of the greatest nights of my life.

Bowman suffered a stroke a few years ago and lost his ability to speak. Even though he had difficulty communicating, he never lost that outlaw twinkle in his eye.

Bowman will be remembered for his warped sense of humor and touching song lyrics. He will be missed. Goodbye old friend…