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Kinky Friedman: Polycretus And The Mexican Mouthwash

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Today I met with Kinky Friedman, American singer, songwriter, humorist, and politician. 

We talk about his relationship with Bob Dylan, meeting Glen Campbell, working with Willie Nelson, and what it’s like living in the world of country music.

Next we discuss his involvement with children camps, and the different activities they offer at the Echo Hill Ranch for disadvantaged youth. 

The talk moves to Kinky’s favourite type of tequila and then he gives us a surprise performance of his newest song ‘Buddy You’re Living My Dream’…

“Wash your hands and say your prayers because germs and Jesus are everywhere.” – Kinky Friedman  

Time Stamps:
01:09 – Where Kinky got his hat. 
02:20 – The coat Bob Dylan gave to Kinky. 
06:36 – The story of Polycretus and the problem with country music. 
12:44 – The secrets to being a songwriter. 
15:40 – Meeting Glen Campbell and the struggles he had with Alzheimer’s. 
18:47 – Paul Newman and playing music at a children’s camp. 
24:10 – The different activities available at the camp. 
25:18 – How the pandemic affected Kinky and his career. 
28:18 – Kinky’s favourite “Mexican mouthwash.” 
31:03 – A funny story of Glen Campbell and Kris Kristofferson in the music studio. 
35:13 – How to follow Kinky online. 
36:44 – The best way to drink tequila. 
39:20 – How you can volunteer at Echo Hill Ranch. 
44:45 – Helping inner city kids experience things they’ve never done before. 
46:56 – Swearing on stage and a live performance of Kinky’s newest song ‘Buddy You’re Living My Dream’. 

Resources: 

Echo Hill Ranch
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (2014)
Spirits Of Texas Bandera
Texas Real Food

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