Kinky Friedman Interview on Big ’G’s Roadshow!

If you don’t know who Kinky Friedman is, then holy shit. Aside from being a writer, columnist, humorist, governor of Texas candidate, this dude was one of the ORIGINAL country artists down in Austin, TX with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Michael Murphy, Jerry Jeff Walker, and the others, when Austin music and The Outlaws took country music by storm.

He was also the first foul mouthed, insensitive, over the top dude before David Allan Coe came on the scene. See old Kinky is Jewish, and he figured as a minority (so to speak) he could say whatever he damned pleased and get away with it. Check it:

Both these videos came from the first season of Austin City Limits . Yep, that was filmed for a PUBLIC TELEVISION STATION! Of course the episode never aired, but the point of the first season of Austin City Limits was to highlight and preserve the great artists down there revolutionizing country music, and Kinky could not be left out.

The reason I’m bringing this up is because Big G, a BIG Free Hank III supporter is going to have him on his radio show tonight. It’s going to air a 12:00 AM Central Time, so some of you east coasters might have to wait until it’s available on podcast, but if you’re on the west coast like me, we can listen to it live no problem.

You can listen to it online at Revolution FM (look for the silver ‘Listen Live’ button), and you can listen to Big G every weeknight from 12:00 AM until 6:00 AM. He plays Hank III, a lot of Texas artists, and he’s pals with Unknown Hinson. In fact if you go to Big’s G’s MySpace site, you can hear him discuss Unknown with Billy Bob Thorton in an interview he did last week.

You can also check out Kinky Friedman’s MySpace Page .

You got to love a dude that has Billy Joe Shaver and the Reverend Horton Heat in his top friends! Speaking of:

Billy Joe Shaver in Trouble w/ the Po Po

I don’t know much about this story than what I’ve Read Here, but apparently Billy Joe shot a man in the cheek a while back. He was formally indicted on Wednesday, and has posted bond and is out now.

Dale Watson wrote a song about it called ‘Where Do You Want It?’ Check it out: