Music Monday: Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues by Danny O’Keefe

The other night I streamed The Tender Bar on Netflix. It was based on a memoir of the same name by J. R. Moehringer. I really enjoyed the movie. It was nostalgic, quirky, and it may be the very first time I’ve ever liked Ben Affleck in a movie. He seemed down-to-earth and maybe a little vulnerable and kind, at least to his family.

Throughout the movie a lot of songs I remember from when I was a kid played. Some were like a memory, like this song: Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues, which has evidently been covered by a LOT of people. In the film, however, they used the original by Danny O’Keefe. It fit the movie really well.

Have you seen The Tender Bar? What did you think? Wasn’t the music great?!

Everybody’s goin’ away

Said they’re movin’ to LA

There’s not a soul I know around

Everybody’s leavin’ town

Songwriters: Danny O’Keefe

About Danny O’Keefe

3 Comments

  1. I like The Tender Bar and Ben Affleck as well. Makes me wish I had a relative like that. I can’t believe he gave him his car, though. I would’ve bought him one and kept the classic. 🙂

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