Friday, May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010
Just got a phone call from my daughter Deena who is driving from Amarillo to Phoenix. She was in west Texas, actually in Cactus, north of Dumas, giving 401K presentations in English and Spanish to the 3,200 employees at a slaughter house (not making this up). Her flight home connections from Amarillo to Dallas were canceled this afternoon because of major rain, so she has rented a Toyota and is headed west on I-40. I got the call for road trip advice. My recommendations were: find a good hotel and spend the night in Albuquerque, eat the green chile at the Owl Bar & Cafe, get up at four and get out of Dodge before the city traffic picks up and have a leisurely drive to Flagstaff, but stop there for huevos rancheros at Martann's on San Francisco Street just off old Route 66, then come down the hill and stop at our house for a pecan salad.

Ha. Mostly true (didn't recommend the salad).

Update On Movie Filming In Cave Creek:
Turns out the EMG signs we have been seeing for the movie being filmed here stand for Exclusive Media Group, which is the org that's producing the following:

Apr. 22, LOS ANGELES – The Twinkle Cash Company announced today that principal photography on Queens of Country, a quirky comedy set in a rural southwestern town starring Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, Hot Tub Time Machine, True Blood) and Ron Livingston (Office Space, Band of Brothers, Sex and The City), begins on May 3 under the direction of well-known music documentarians Christopher Pomerenke and Ryan Page (Blood Into Wine, Moog, The Heart Is A Drum Machine).

Queens of Country centers upon beauty queen and line dancing champion Jolene Gillis (Lizzy Caplan). After stumbling upon an iPod filled with her favorite country songstresses in a local truck stop bathroom, Jolene upends her world to track down her soul mate.

The film’s cast is rounded out by Joe Lo Truglio (Superbad, Role Models), Matt Walsh (The Hangover, Role Models) and Maynard James Keenan (lead singer for Tool and A Perfect Circle).

Queens of Country was written by Ryan Page, Serene Dominic and Christopher Pomerenke.

News From The Front Lines
"Brad Triplehorn from Milan (near Grants), NM called to subscribe today. He said he has been visiting museums and monuments and has found TW at 3 of these.

"He said that he understood that you recently became involved and I let him know you have been involved since 2000. He said it is one of the few magazines that he reads from cover to cover."
—Carole Glenn

Been planning on some new projects (both in video and print), but got this fortune cookie today at Flo's down in Scottsdale:

"As long as you don't sign up for anything new, you'll do fine."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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