Saturday, December 12, 2020

A Roadrunner Named Roadie Gets In My Grill

 December 12, 2020

Kathy and I went to Tonto Bar & Grill yesterday to support our local restaurants. We sat on the patio with masks on. This guy named “Roadie” sat next to us. Very obnoxious and pushy. What were we eating? Could he have some?

Roadie Wants Some

According to our waitress this little roadrunner is getting aggressive and gets in customer's grills. Roadie, indeed. I tell you, it’s for the birds, man.

Sky High Price for Even Lower Blows

My curator, Kristi Jacobs sent me this online price for a book I co-published with Jim Larkin at New Times back in 1986.

If you can't make out the price it's $768.57 plus shipping. If you still have one in good condition—hang on to it.

Where Did Ghost Riders In The Sky Originate

   As the story goes, a 9-year-old boy and an old cowpoke were oiling a windmill when a big storm roared in and little Stan Jones was afraid. The cowpoke, Capp Watts, told the boy, "Don't be afraid, it's only the clouds stampeding and the ghost riders will get them rounded up. . ."

    Daily Whip Out: "Ghost Riders In The Sky Inspiration (that I love)"

      The problem is ol' Stan told a different story every time he was asked where the inspiration came from. This is from a new book on "The Life of Stan Jones: The Singing Ranger—Ghost Riders In The Sky" by Michael K. Ward. Interesting cat. I recommend the book, published by Rio Nuevo. Sometimes ol' Capp is on a ridge and Stan rides up to him, another time, well, here's a good example:

"Well, the idea for 'Riders in the Sky' came from an old Indian Legend which was first told to me when I was about, oh, twelve years old."
—Stan Jones on the radio being interviewed by Lloyd Perryman of the Sons of the Pioneers in 1950

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