Gonzo Country

Wild West Sessions: Rod Melancon

Turnstyled Junkpiled’s Wild West Sessions: Gonzo Country in-house performances with some badass Q&A.

What’s your favorite Western Movie and why?
Probably, Unforgiven. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a close second. The character of Robert Ford reminds me of a lot of my close friends. It’s really something.

If there was a Wild West showdown, which outlaw country pimp (dead or alive) would you bet would win and why?
I think Waylon would be unstoppable. He’s got the craziest look in his eye, know what I’m saying? The lead singer of The Rascal Flatts is my second choice. He really has no respect for the feelings of others. Pretty wild.

What’s the most badass show you’ve seen in Los Angeles recently?
I saw Jonny Corndawg recently. That was badass.

Randy Newman “loved LA.” How do you feel about it?
I’ve met some great folks out here. The Hollywood clubs and their inhabitants make me a little uncomfortable though.

Have you ever written a song about Outlaws?
“Lord Knows” is about Outlaws.

Merle Haggard’s no BS. What do you think The Hag would really say if he saw TJ?
He would say “Aw now this is just too neat…I love it y’all!” Something close to that.

“Living Like My Heroes”

“Lord Knows”


For more information on Rod Melancon, visit: http://www.rodmelanconmusic.com and be sure to check out his upcoming show on April 15 at the Coffee Gallery in Altadena.

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