June 9, 2010
The Outdoor Channel crew showed up at my house this morning at 7:30, and working against the rising heat, we taped six Classic Gunfight segments in quick succession. In fact, I nailed most of them on the first take, and we only had to redo parts of several because of airplane noise, Peaches chomping on her squeak toy and Kathy coming home from Jazzercize and chomping on her squeak toy.
Other than that it was a slam dunk.
I did a segment on Custer (Trapdoor Springfields vs. Winchesters), Elfego Baca (How did he survive all those bullets fired at him?), Beware of Armed Townspeople (Northfield, Minnesota and Coffeyville, Kansas), Where did gun spinning originate and why is it so cool, and two soiled dove pieces, The Nude Duel That Will Not Die, and Mad Ma'dams: Shot In The Public Arch (one of my faves of all time).
Afterwards the crew came up to the True West offices and fimed B-roll of the staff and myself pretending to work. Ha.
Thanks to Meghan Saar True West magazine got a very good review on Mediapost.com. The piece, written by New Yorker Fern Siegel is right here.
"Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness."
—Alfred de Musset
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