Tonight Dad did Mickey Newbury’s song “Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Condition Was In” prefacing it with the sad announcement of his passing at 2:30 this morning. Dad and Mickey have been friends for over 35 years, with Dad recording several of his songs through the years. Besides “Just Dropped In” Dad has recorded “33rd of August” and “Sweet Memories.”
Mickey’s writings are the closest to Willie Nelson’s you’ll ever hear. Let’s send love and light to his entire family during these difficult days ahead. For us, there’ll never be another Mickey Newbury. I mean that in so many ways. Needless to say, ours is a sad and quiet bus as we head to Ohio. Good night Mickey. Now you can breathe again.