Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Drunkards And Drunk History

August 27, 2013
   My mother's birthday. Miss her. Working on five True West Moments. Trying to get ahead. Have a road trip to New Mexico this weekend.

Daily Whipout, "Buckshot Means Burying Every Time"

   Inventoried 15 new paintings for my upcoming art show in Santa Fe, including this piece:

Daily Whipout, "Work Starts Early at The Stage Station"

   Meanwhile, while looking for something else, found these two photos

Historical Twins?

Harry Carey, Jr. dismounts in front of the Mittens.

BBB discusses Harry Carey, Jr. dismounting in front of the Mittens

Did you see it? Punch Drunk Billy History
   Thanks to Paul Hutton and my son calling me moments before it came on, I watched last night's Wild West segment of the new show Drunk History. They smashed (literally and figuratively) the story of Billy the Kid, The Alamo and Davy Crockett with a drunk narrator (really, really drunk) slurring the stories and then they have goofy re-enactors mouthing perfectly the drunk narrator's speech. It's pretty much a one-trick-pony, but Kathy really enjoys it. I, of course, was cringing too much at the mangled history ("So Garrett, like, goes to this farm house where the Kid is inside and he, like shoots a horse and moves it in front of the door. . ."). Curious to know what you all think.

"It's not about the ego. It's not about making it. It's not about making money. It's about connecting with people."
—Terri Nunn, of the band Berlin