Monday, November 25, 2013

Pat Garrett Pit Stop: The End of The Line

November 25, 2013
  Got a grandkid named Weston coming in at 5:30. Got to get going. Water heater went out over the weekend. Plumber came today and I had to meet him at the house during my lunch hour. He had a fit trying to fix it. We have really grime bad build up in the water, cost $498, but spent the time doing a little painting for the Assassination of Pat Garrett cover story we're doing. As I mentioned last week, I went out to the Garrett murder site in September of 1991 and took a bunch of photos of the approach and the spot. Did this panorama from the photos:

Daily Whipout, "Garrett Argues With Wayne Brazel Just Before The Pit Stop"

   Organ, New Mexico is in that pass in the background and we are looking up a broad arroyo where the road used to go. The highway today runs up the ridge on the far side of the gully. The old road is overgrown and hard to see, but I cleared it out to what it probably looked like in 1908.

   Met with Hans Olson last Friday after work, over at Janey's, to pitch him on doing some original music for The 66 Kid. He gifted me his latest CD, "Dust to Dust" and I dig the music and the cover photo os an old bar on Route 66 (I believe it's in New Mexico). Did a sketch of it:

"Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light."
—Joseph Pulitzer