Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Blaze Away!

September 25, 2018
   Blaze is an interesting word. It has some descriptive power, as in a sunrise:

A Blazing Sunrise Over Ratcliff Ridge
September 25, 2018

A Closer View of The Same Blazing Sunrise

   Or, it could be a quote from the historical record:

"Blaze away. You're a Daisy if you do."

—Doc Holliday

   And, or, it could be the subtitle to one of my Classic Gunfight books:

Blaze Away! The 25 Gunfights
Behind the O.K. Corral

  It could also describe something going down in flames:

The Jones And Boze Show Goes down
in a blaze of glory!

   Or, it could be the name of a country singer-songwriter—Blaze Foley—and the name of a new movie co-written and directed by Ethan Hawke:

   Yes, that's me standing in front of the parking garage poster for the movie at Harkins' Camelview Five in Scottsdale last Sunday.

   What did I think of the movie? Well, it was too long and I'm not a fan of movies where the protagonist—a musician!—basically goes down in a blaze of alcohol and cocaine, but emotionally it landed somewhere between "Dunkirk" and "Blazing Saddles."

"Nonsense is nonsense, but the history of nonsense is scholarship."

—Saul Lieberan

1 comment:

  1. Keep blazing away with the brushes and words, BBB


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