Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 13, 2013
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The transcendental power of pop: “Cowboy covers “I Will Always Love You”, and absolutely kills it.” (video)

I hope life treats you kind.

I’m no fan of pop music. I don’t know if that’s Katy Perry or Taylor Swift singing what, or who went out with whom. I don’t like the sound of programed drum beats or manufactured emotion.

But once in awhile, a pop song transcends the medium. Like Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean (etc), or…Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you,” the song rises into a sort of temporary national anthem.

And here’s an effing cover of the latter than brings it back down to earth. Here’s a diamond in the rough that is youtube. Here’s to all the mommas out there:

Josh Weathers at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas


Dayum: I love to hear a harp wailed on:


Update: It was Dolly’s song, first!



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “C’mon.”

  1. brattain says:

    Michael Jackson is definitely the king. When i listen his records i feel as he is still alive. Definitely one of the most significant music celebrities ever!