October 26, 2004
I got a call from Matt Neilson, who created our latest "Y'all killed two cow-boys" t-shirt design, and he said, "What are you going to do today?" Somehow, I knew exactly what he meant. You see, it's October 26 and on this day in 1881 a certain street fight launched a legend that lives on to this day—and pays our printing bills.
Personally, I sent a postcard to Kevin Jarre and thanked him for making a classic movie about this day (Tombstone, 1993). Everywhere we went in Tombstone (the town) last weekend the movie was playing. It is such a cult movie, it's not even funny.
Bizarre happenings in tv land. I was on a conference call with Bill Kurtis in Chicago talking about our proposed gunfight show when one of the History Channel suits Emailed him (right in the middle of the call!) and said they are passing on the show and that Graystone is doing a gunfights show for them, no doubt using my book as a template. Oh, isn't that nice?
I went over to Mike Pelligati's studio last night and looked at the rough cuts on the video we shot last weekend in Tombstone. Very strong stuff. We talked about various effects and ideas. Mike is insistent on going back next week and finishing up, doing it right. I’m not sure Jeff, the sound guy, will go back (he really thought it was an Old West ghetto. Ha.). We’ll see.
Hey, check out the Gunfighter Tour (on the home page). We are going to take a couple big ol' buses and cruise down to Tombstone in style, then walk the streets and I'll show you exactly where Glenn Boyer and Allen Barra stood in their classic showdown back in the wild days of November, 2000.
Deena is trying to buy a condo down in Scottsdale and is having fits trying to make it happen. She's tough and stubborn like me, and I’m confidant she'll find a way.
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."
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