January 12, 2021
Sometimes when I am noodling paint in my sketchbook, a little snippet of a life story will take shape, like this.
What's In A Name?
Tonto was no fool, but with a name like that he sure got the grief. That and the striped shirt he wore from a Yuma prisoner he killed on the road to Superior. Somehow they pigeon-holed Tonto as a fool AND a loser. Some people. Yes, some people are so judgmental. To his credit Tonto tried valiently to stop procrastinating but he kept putting it off. In fact, a total stranger from Galeyville said of him, "When a man tells you he's no fool, he has his suspicions." Can you believe that? Some people are so artless.
Other Artwork in Progress:
• The Coffee Drinker
• The Ind-din Nation Enforcers
• Wild Women Cover Babes
• Bass Reeve's Faithful Companion Larry
Hope for the Future
Here's a serious young girl who is fascinated with a book she found in her parent's house. The young woman's name is Frances and the book is "The Illustrated Life & Times of Geronimo." Her grandpa is very proud of her taste in reading.
Out of The Car Longhair!
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when the length of your hair could get your little honky-butt whipped.
L to R: Cliff Feldman, Jack Townsend, Mike Torres and BBB, in Tucson, one block north of Time Market on University Blvd.
The one guy in this cringy photo who actually made a decent career out of music is the Torres kid, who later, wrote and recorded a rockin' song, based on a Classic Gunfight I did for True West magazine. We intended to have "Cathouse Melee" be the theme song for the several hundred True West Moments I did for the Westerns Channel from 2002 to 2012, but it never quite made it to air.
A neighbor, down on the creek, sent me some crazy stuff that another neighbor sent him. I won't repeat it—trust me, it's plumb crazy—but I have to say, in response to the current crazy, I agree with this guy:
"I feel empathy for the people who have been so manipulated and had their beliefs used as political weapons. I may be among them. I wish internet news was two-sided. Both sides represented on the same programs. Social media, at the hands of powerful people – influencers, amplifying lies and untruths, is crippling our belief system, turning us against one another. We are not enemies. We must find a way home."
"Old man take a look at my life, I'm a lot like you were."
—Neil Young, Harvest