February 24, 2010
Last August I taped a dozen new True West Moments to run on the Westerns Channel. Several of them are still in the can but need additional images to polish them off. Jeff Hildebrandt sent me a hitlist of images he needs and they include gunshot wound images, people on the streets of Northfield, Minnesota, cattle drives and cowboys singing around a campfire.
Tweaked a campfire painting this morning:
This may look familiar. I posted a rough version of it earlier, but added the tree, finished the horses and worked on the faces of the four guys beyond the fire. Here's the other one:
Same guitar player, different group of cowboys.
Speaking of True West Moments, I have the new print version which is currently scheduled to begin running in the Arizona Republic on March 7. And Jeff Hildebrandt and I are planning on taping our next batch of TV spots in Lubbock, Texas. I have a speech at the Ranching Center on March 26 and Jeff is going to fly into Amarillo and hire a local crew to produce a new batch of TWMoments while I'm there for the speech.
Meanwhile, talked with a TV producer yesterday about doing Arizona Statehood Centennial bumpers. Going to tape a sizzle reel with Marshall Trimble sometime next week.
The producer played drums with Dick Dale And the Deltones back in the sixties. Dick Dale is one of my heroes. The producer told a story about showing up for his first gig with the legendary surf guitarist (Surfbeat, Miserlou) in Newport, California. And as he brought in his equipment he noticed four good looking girls standing by the stage and he asked one of the other players who they were and the guy says, "They're here to [make love to] the drummer."
Ha. Every drummer's dream.
"There are no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something."
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