What Jill Learned from Willie Nelson Show (CFFL 61.1)
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Jack Butala: Hey, Jack Butala here from Land Academy. Welcome to our Cash Flow from Land Show. In this episode, we learned from Jill what she learned at the Willie Nelson show last night. Jill, this is one of those shows that’s just so much fun. We don’t really have to talk about land. We don’t have to talk about stuff that goes on in the office.
Jill DeWit: We’re just going to talk about something fun.
Jack Butala: Tragic acquisitions and triumphs. I want to hear how this Willie Nelson show went last night because I’m a … I never bought any of his music, but I have such respect for somebody who has that kind of longevity. What is he, 86 years old?
Jill DeWit: Something like 82 or something.
Jack Butala: All right, I’ll zip it. Tell us about the show. Tell us how you got those tickets. I can’t wait to hear about this.
Jill DeWit: It was so fantastic. Yesterday afternoon I’m sitting at my desk. My girlfriend calls about 1:00, and I answer the phone and she says, “You’re not going to believe this my husband’s sick. This was one of his Christmas presents too.” I’m, oh, I feel so bad. Do I send the guy a card? He’s too sick to go, I’m the back up.
Jack Butala: Send him a card?
Jill DeWit: I know. I was going to send him a Christmas card
Jack Butala: Here’s the thing about this guy.
Jill DeWit: Thank you for giving me your Christmas gift.
Jack Butala: Jill knows this woman because her husband is my attorney, and he is one of the most foul-mouthed, I’m not giving any names. I have so much fun with this guy. I’ve known him since the early ’90s. Anyway, he probably faked being sick because he didn’t want to go out and do that, which is perfect for you. It worked out great for you.
Jill DeWit: I don’t know. It worked out great for me. Everybody won.
Jack Butala: Anyway, I keep interrupting you.
Jill DeWit: She’s called me and tells me, hey it’s at the Celebrity Theater, which is one of my favorite places. It’s a round theater where the stage is in the middle, and it rotates, so there’s not a bad seat in the house. We’re in the third row. As you’re slowly turning, he’s right there in front of you. It’s just so cool. I’m like, why would I say no?
We met. We ubered, so nobody had to drive. I love all that. Had a blast. What was so funny is, I think, he’s still true professional, no messing around. He doesn’t pull the Madonna and make you wait for 2 hours before we show up on stage thing. We get there. There’s 1 opening act. They start …
Jack Butala: Who’s the opening act?
Jill DeWit: … Right on time. I can’t remember their name.
Jack Butala: Were they good?
Jill DeWit: Yeah. They were 3 young guys. Oh my gosh, 3 young guys from Oregon, killing it, from a small town. They were talking about their tour. They did 200 shows last year.
Jack Butala: Can you image touring around with Willie Nelson?
Jill DeWit: I’m like what the heck. Anyhow, how lucky are they. They didn’t tour with Willie they just got to be there with him tonight.
Jack Butala: Oh, okay.
Jill DeWit: Because after the show, or toward the end of the show my friend kind of pokes me and says, look over there. There they are. They’re there in awe.
Jack Butala: Oh, jeez.
Jill DeWit: Off the stage standing there watching him.
Jack Butala: They went to the show.
Jill DeWit: One of them had a bag in his hands, not kidding that he went and bought a t-shirt. He had the bag in his hands and he got a Willie Nelson t-shirt. I’m like souvenir that’s the coolest thing. I should have taken a picture of them as they were standing over there watching off in the wings.
Jack Butala: Was the warm up band like his music?
Jill DeWit: Yeah, they were country guys. Not just … Just country just some good, 3 good country guys and they were just awesome. Really down to earth, neat guys, great great light, great songs that they had done. They said something about just getting some signing. Something new is coming for them. It was just awesome.
Jack Butala: Were they all really handsome?
Jill DeWit: They were all really cute. Yes, they were really cute. Anyway, Marla and I were like, these guys are great. Then we … They finished they played for maybe an hour. Then there’s maybe a half hour maybe less of set up for Willie and he’s on. Nobody’s goofing off and he did all of our favorites. One of them it just, it’s just Willie. I’ve never owned any of his stuff but my dad did. There’s just some songs that bring tears to your eyes because you remember where you were at that time.
Jack Butala: That’s what I know that some of these artist that have that longevity. They’re still doing it in the 80’s. You said it was crowded right?
Jill DeWit: It was sold out.
Jack Butala: Sold out. To fill something like that yeah there’s certain … It’s just they have to convey some emotion over and over and over again about songs that they’ve sung a million times, which I think would be really tough. That were I think that’s so talented. I don’t care if you like country music, don’t like it. Agree with Willie Nelson’s dope smoking policies I don’t care or not. It just, you have to respect that he can evoke that kind of emotion 7 nights a week. Drive around in a bus his whole life.
Jill DeWit: Yeah, it was just awesome. Hey one girl rushed the stage. It was so funny.
Jack Butala: With her walker?
Jill DeWit: Yeah, right. No, no she was in her 40’s or something. I’m like, are you really rushing up there. Of course know that the security kind of got off which we’re all like, really. It was so funny.
Jack Butala: Was everybody nice about it?
Jill DeWit: Oh, yeah. Totally nice. Couple things though. His guitar I don’t know for sure, I asked the gentleman next to me … I have another funny story about the family next to me by the way. I leaned over I said, “What’s the name of his guitar?” He said, “Trigger.” I haven’t looked it up because I’m sure this guitar is beat up. There is a hole in it. I mean literally from worn-down or damage or something. There’s a hole in it.
Jack Butala: He displays it a lot.
Jill DeWit: Yeah, but it’s his thing.
Jack Butala: There’s a lot of stories about that.
Jill DeWit: Yeah, totally. Then afterwards there was, when he went off stage the guitar stays and 1 guy comes up and packages it up. Nice case and everything. I watched someone take a picture I’m like, you know what that’s really cool you got a picture with, we all know that’s his guitar in there and that’s very special.
Okay, it’s so funny this family next to me it was the daughter who looks like she’s in her 50’s and the parents are in their 70’s next to me. The daughter’s clearly the caretaker, taking care of mom and dad. Dad no, okay I got it dad I’ll take care of it whatever. She goes off and comes back I’m thinking, oh she’s bringing them coffee or something nice. No, she’s walks back with a couple beers and shots.
Jack Butala: For the parents?
Jill DeWit: Yes. I leaned over to this guy who’s 70 something next to me I said, “Did you daughter just hand you a shot?” He goes, “Yes, she did.”
Jack Butala: That’s a great story.
Jill DeWit: I said, “That’s awesome.” I’m like, “Wow, I like how you roll.” We had so much fun.
Willie, like I said, not a lot of talking in between. He’s very respectful. Apparently that’s his sister who was playing the piano. She killed it because it’s Willie Nelson and family is the name of the show. I’m like, who’s the family? That’s what it is.
I bought a bandana, we both bought bandanas because we’re going to wear them here in Scottsdale in February we have Parada del Sol and we kind of get into the western thing and have a western day. There’s a parade and everything. We get into that. We’re going to wear our bandana’s in honor of Willie. It was so fun.
Jack Butala: I’m glad you had fun.
Jill DeWit: Oh, my gosh it’s such a good time. Trying to think of … Oh, the other funny things was I’m looking at my watch when we’re done, I’m like wait a minute is it just me or is it a quarter to 10:00. It was funny because they’re like boy who knew we could go wop it up and have fun concert night, see Willie Nelson and gosh be home by 10:00. Never thought that would happen.
Jack Butala: I wonder if it’s that for him or his fans, probably both.
Jill DeWit: I wonder. I think it’s both.
Jack Butala: Yeah, if he started at 1:00 in the morning like Madonna there’d be 3 people there.
Jill DeWit: Right, exactly. I don’t know if Willie could do it himself. Because he’s …
Jack Butala: You got to work on time today. I really thought you were just going to miss the whole day.
Jill DeWit: Me too. I was kind of planning, I could have, shucks. We should have.
Jack Butala: You guys could have got a hotel room down there. You could have said, the show ended at 3:00 in the morning.
Jill DeWit: Then there was an after party. I totally blew that.
Jack Butala: You could have milked that for 2 whole days mid-week work.
Jill DeWit: We could have gone to … Just gone to 6 other hangouts after the show. I don’t know why we didn’t think of that. We just kind of well it’s a Tuesday. It was so funny.
Jack Butala: What did you learn? What do you take from that if anything or you really just don’t care at all?
Jill DeWit: You know what I learned, thank you that’s a good question. Consistency.
Jack Butala: It’s in the title, what did Jill learn.
Jill DeWit: He is, Willie is professional.
Jack Butala: What did Jill learned from the Willie Nelson show.
Jill DeWit: Thank you. Professionalism, and consistency. He’s probably doing that same show the same way. Everyone’s got a huge respect for him. His fans included. It was clear on stage he runs the show man. No one steps on Willie’s toes. Not that you could.
Jack Butala: Does he have a band director in the back that kind of … That was just seasoned in following how he does it and everybody else …
Jill DeWit: No.
Jack Butala: Is the band so familiar with how it all works they just …
Jill DeWit: Everybody knows their stuff. He had 1 of my favorite … His sister’s playing piano and she’s awesome. She has this long hair all the way down to her rear. Long blond hair and she has a cowboy hat. You can barely see her face because she’s got her head down. She’s into it playing the piano. She’s really good.
My favorite person on stage other than Willie was he’s got this harmonica guy who is just fantastic. He’s huge, he reminds me of Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond. He looks like Brad Garrett and he’s got that height on him, I’d come up to his armpit kind of thing. He’s right there. The sister is to Willie’s left, and this guy’s to his right or first anyway. It was awesome they just had a great thing. There’s a drummer, couple drummers in the back and then they have a base and another guitar.
Jack Butala: That’s great.
Jill DeWit: It was really cool. What else did I learn from Willie? Don’t stop. Boy if you’re 82, or however old he is, and you are still having fun and this is our life and this is what you want to do. Sometimes I think we stay younger. People I’ve seen.
Jack Butala: Oh my gosh for sure.
Jill DeWit: Right. They stay younger and active and everything because you don’t stop. That’s something you and I talked about. Would we every retire? We always say no.
Jack Butala: I mean in a million years I never thought I would be doing this, and I love it. It’s a lot of work. I mean, I’m in here at 6:00 or 7:00 every single morning. Sometimes 6, 7 days a week. I love it it’s not something that I never thought I would see out of myself that helping people become independently wealthy and getting out of the jobs that they don’t want or on and on and on. We’re going to do a show about that, I think it’s the next show actually.
I see that in our members too. I see a few of them about a handful of them really starting to succeed at this and really get into it. It just makes you want to work harder.
Jill DeWit: It does. It’s very true it gives you energy.
Jack Butala: Right.
Jill DeWit: That reminds you why you’re here. All right that’s why I’m doing this. No, seriously.
Jack Butala: No, I know.
Jill DeWit: It’s really good. I’m sorry there weren’t any extra tickets it was just …
Jack Butala: Oh, no. I was going to bring that up, I’m glad you did. If you handed me a free ticket last night and said 14 people couldn’t go, here’s a ticket. I probably would have tried to get out of it.
Jill DeWit: Really?
Jack Butala: Yeah.
Jill DeWit: Really.
Jack Butala: Yeah, it’s the middle of the week. However, I guess if I knew we’d be all done by 10:00 I would have done something different. I probably would have gone for sure actually if I knew it was going to be done by 10:00.
Jill DeWit: Isn’t that funny. What are saying about yourself Steven?
Jack Butala: I’m not 22-years-old. I’m not crazy like you.
Jill DeWit: It’s so funny as my girlfriends calling me and I’m, she knows darn well how I am. There’s a 99% chance I’m going to say yes. I happened to be wearing boots yesterday too which I kind of … It was really I’m such a chick.
Jack Butala: What you were wearing was part of the decision?
Jill DeWit: Yeah, actually weighed. I looked down, I’m looking as she’s talking to me and she’s talking about Willie Nelson. I’m like, I love that theater, this is going to be so fun. I looked down I’m, oh my gosh I happened to be wearing black cowboy boots. All right, done. I’m already dressed for it. I definitely can’t say no. I just thought that was funny. I realize that I don’t have to change I’m ready to go.
Jack Butala: I’m super glad you had fun.
Jill DeWit: I did. It was really great. Everybody had a good time. Well, and the nice thing too maybe it’s about our community like-minded people. Everybody at that show no matter how old you are, and there was some little kids there. Some people brought their, they’re in elementary school aged kids. I don’t care if you’re 10 or you’re 90 you’re going to have fun at Wilie Nelson.
Jack Butala: I went to see Frank Sinatra a long time ago and we kind of knew that it was pretty much his last show. I’m not saying that about Willie Nelson I hope he does 10 more years. There’s always after you get in your late 80’s like that you have to start thinking about that. I hope it’s not his last show, but that may be why some little kids were there just to say they could do it.
Jill DeWit: They could say I saw him.
Jack Butala: Right. Hey, join us in another episode where Jill and I discuss your all-important success in land investment and in life.
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