The Good Times Ain’t Over Craig Rullman on April 6, 2016 Like this:Like Loading... Category: The Grab Bag Post navigation Previous: Previous post: Every Clime and PlaceNext: Next post: The Back 9 Share this:TweetPrintEmail Published by Craig Rullman Craig Rullman is an award-winning journalist, essayist, and columnist for The Nugget Newspaper in Sisters, Oregon. View all posts by Craig Rullman 7 Comments Liane DeGiovanni April 6, 2016 at 7:50 pm Rest in peace Merle Haggard! Thanks for the music. LikeLike Reply Chad April 6, 2016 at 8:05 pm One of my all-time favorites, and my dad’s music of choice when he was in Vietnam. Love them both. Thanks, Merle. Swingin’ doors, a jukebox and a barstool. LikeLike Reply Craig Rullman April 7, 2016 at 7:52 am Its hard to imagine a situation where a little Merle doesn’t fit the bill. LikeLike Reply Jim Cornelius April 7, 2016 at 8:23 am Kinda startling that this song is even more relevant now than when it was penned. “Poet” is a title too often conferred on songwriters when it doesn’t really fit, but Haggard’s best songs have a poet’s ear for the perfect word or image. He was also the best kind of journalist. Rest that ramblin’ fever in your soul… LikeLike Reply Craig Rullman April 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm WSJ had a guest column titled On The Writin’ Side of Merle. Fine piece. A genuine bard. LikeLike Reply Richard Jensen April 10, 2016 at 10:15 am Merle’s passing marks the end of an era in country music, but his music will live on. LikeLike Reply Craig Rullman April 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm Agreed. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.