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Bob Boze Bell

If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West. Culled straight from my Franklin Daytimer, it contains actual journal entries, laid out raw and uncensored. Some of it is enlightening. Much of it is embarrassing, but all of it is painfully true.

In addition to this current journal, my early journal entries show the rocky road and money lost in the True West Business Timeline.

Bob's biography - The Unvarnished Truth

August 22, 2013

   Went for a walk this morning and saw another damn sunrise:




   They're almost always like this: crazy colors, stunning and spectacular. Gets so old.

   November issue goes out the door today. Scrambling to finish a treasure feature on Forrest Fenn's hidden $1 million dollar treasure chest. We've got some pretty interesting clues which we will share.

   Just got off the phone with artist Buckeye Blake. He's been gallivanting around the country looking for a line camp to hide out in and do artwork. He's got a line on a place in New Mexico so that is pretty exciting. The concept is so cool, but I know myself well enough to know I'd last about two days in a real isolated line camp cabin.


   This is a page from one of my sketchbooks when I was about halfway through my quest to do 10,000 bad drawings. This is my Mexican Mohcajete page. Not too shabby.


   Here's a photo from last weekend's True West Railfest of the dance hall girls on the train:



Michael Biehn And The Stingy Brim

 Starting to get feedback on the interview with actor Michael Biehn last weekend. This is a typical comment someone in the office shared with me: "I thought for the most part the interview on Bob’s part went very well. I was surprised at times with Michael’s tough language and some of his comments. I kind of wished that he would lose that hat!"

  Michael did cuss a bit and made a few comments about talking his wife into taking off her clothes for a movie which came across a little risque. The reference to the hat is interesting because Michael's wife Jennifer supposedly bought it for him before the show (somewhere on the Main Street of Durango). It was one of those pork pie hats that the youngsters are all wearing and during the meet and greet, Michael got into it with one of our Wyatt Earp re-enactors. As they were posing for a photo together, Wyatt Earp told Michael his hat was not the right hat for Johnny Ringo to be wearing at an event like this, or words to that effect. He was kidding, of course, but Michael took offense. They got into a shoving match, the police were called. And this was before the show.

   Later, when I asked a local merchant named Marsha about the hat, she said, "Oh, you mean that stingy brim?"

"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained."
 —Walt Disney



Bob Boze 12:11 PM

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