It’s always amazing to discover the places Hank Williams has traveled in the 60 years since his death.
Remember when he suddenly appeared and totally dominated one of the most watched television shows in history, the fundraiser for Haiti back in 2010? At that time, Dave Mathews and Neil Young brought Hank’s powerful lyric on ‘Alone and Forsaken’ to a world-wide audience.
A few days ago, I started getting a whole bunch of visitors on this blog from a website called Koptaku.com.
This is a major website for gamers, people devoted to Video Gaming. Well these games are getting pretty elaborate and now cost about as much to make as real movies, and they even have soundtracks.
Here’s the news: Hank has appeared in this new media on the soundtrack of ‘The Last Of Us’.
Now this humble little blog doesn’t get any recognition or support from the Hank Williams’ community or Hank Williams’ industry, but here’s a little surprise, if you combine the words Hank Williams with a lot of other topics, this anonymous little publication will land right up on the front page of your Google search. It so happens on my blog post on Haiti, I printed the lyrics to ‘Alone and Forsaken’. I guess these gamer blog writers Googled the Hank song, landed here, and were kind enough to put a link to these little scribbles on their blog, and I started getting gamer visitors.
As you know, Hank Williams is on the soundtrack to ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ a major Hollywood feature film this year. This film is being talked about as a potential Oscar winner for Best Picture and other major awards.
Always something to look forward to with Hank, and as with the gamers, no shortage of surprises either.
Here’s the gamers site with details on Hank’s role in new media. This includes video.