Monday, November 16, 2009

In case you missed Austin City Limits Saturday night

So, if you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook, you may recall that I announced that the Austin City Limits show featuring Willie and the Wheel aired Saturday night. I announced it a couple of times because, hello! I was excited.

But maybe you had plans Saturday night, or you forgot, or maybe you feel asleep super early...Anyway this is for those of you who missed it. And for those of you who want to check it out again, well you can watch it in it's entirety right here:

http://video.pbs.org/video/1305419931/

It's a hour long special to celebrate the 35th birthday of Austin City Limits. You see, Willie did the pilot and the Wheel did the first show, so this is kind of a full circle type of situation.

I have to say, I sometimes think about my decision to go back to work six weeks after Lisel's birth and I think was crazy nuts. I mean, what was I thinking right. Little baby, big road trip...I mean I could have stayed at home and been warm and safe and snuggly and new mommy-like.

But life is about choices and I chose this experience, a part of which is captured on film for me and Dave and Lisel and my folks to look back on. It was this great adventure we all embarked upon as a family. An experiment that went so much better than we could have ever predicted.

What I'm saying is, I embrace my choice, man

My only regret will be that there is an hour's worth of nationally televised footage of me before I lost any substantial amount of baby weight. Hey, I was doing my best, you know.

So go watch Willie and the Wheel, and while you're there why don't you donate to PBS. They're worth it.

6 comments:

Laura said...

You looked great! I loved that dress...

Joanne said...

So glad you made that decision! It wouldn't have been the same without you! That was one of the best, if not THE best ACL I've seen & I've seen many! Had to have been the most talented musicians ever assembled on the ACL stage! Loved every minute! BTW, you looked great! Only thing that would have made it better.....Wonderful World! My all time favorite!

Sarah said...

I agree with Joanne re "Wonderful World"! Dang! All-in-all, it was a great show! Great instrumental riffs. Ray and Willie's repartee. So where do you go from here? You're sure hangin' out with some FINE folk!

EMQ said...

Thanks y'all. I have to say, it feels very cool to have been able to be a part of that!

Anonymous said...

Saw you guys in Minneapolis a couple of weeks back. Such a pleasure to hear your voice live Elizabeth. I first saw Ray and Asleep at the Wheel in Minneapolis twice in the late 70's and early 80's. Chris O'Connell was good, you are great. I really enjoyed the ACL show, I taped it so I can watch it again. Hope you guys get back to Minneapolis again before Ray decides to hang up the guitar.

Jason Fickel said...

It was such a great show!