Apology Due Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews

is the current host of the show Hardball at MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.com/hardball). I have been watching, reading, and listening, to Chris since he appeared as a regular on The McLaughlin Group (https://www.mclaughlin.com/). I have read three of his books, which are excellent:

In a recent post (https://xpertchesslessons.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/chris-mathews-has-seven-women-on-his-mind/) I mistakenly made fun of Chris for saying the song, Take It Easy, was a Jackson Browne song. This weekend I finally got around to watching the 2013 documentary, History of the Eagles (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2194326/?ref_=nv_sr_1), from which I learned Jackson Browne began writing, but had trouble completing the song. In stepped Glenn Frey of the Eagles to finish the song.


‘History of the Eagles’ director Alison Ellwood credits Glenn Frey with reinforcing the honesty of her 2013 documentary.
George Pimentel/GettyImages

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/eagles-doc-director-says-glenn-frey-didnt-want-a-fluff-piece-199277/

I sincerely regret the lack of knowledge shown with the earlier post. One lives and hopefully, learns. Life is like Chess in that one must be honest about mistakes and, hopefully, correct them, so as to not make the same mistake again. It is more than a little obvious I should have researched the origin of the song before firing a hardball salvo at Chris Matthews, whom I admire and respect. This is my attempt at a heartfelt apology due Chris Matthews. It is I who should have run it by Ari Melber before firing the salvo.

Chris Mathews Has Seven Women On His Mind

During one of the segments on the MSNBC program Hardball, the host, Chris Mathews, mentioned something about a song by “Jackson Browne with the line about seven women.”

http://www.msnbc.com/hardball

Chris, my man, you need to run song lyrics by Ari Melber before mentioning it on air. The song in question is:

Take It Easy

Eagles

Produced by Glyn Johns

Album: Eagles

Well, I’m running down the road
Tryin’ to loosen my load
I’ve got seven women on
My mind

Four that wanna own me
Two that wanna stone me
One says she’s a friend of mine

Take It easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don’t even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
And take it easy

Well, I’m a standing on a corner
In Winslow, Arizona
And such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me

Come on, baby, don’t say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is
Gonna save me
We may lose and we may win though
We will never be here again
So open up, I’m climbin’ in
So take it easy

Well I’m running down the road trying to loosen
My load, got a world of trouble on my mind
Lookin’ for a lover who won’t blow my
Cover, she’s so hard to find

Take it easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own
Wheels make you crazy
Come on baby, don’t say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is
Gonna save me, oh oh oh
Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy

https://genius.com/Eagles-take-it-easy-lyrics