February 11, 2021
Been thinking about a certain lost love from my past.
"I'm just a big kid. I like toys, firearms and hats."
—S. Clay Wilson
Meanwhile, back at the Triple B Ranch. . .
I Wonder Where "Wander" Was Filmed?
Watched a terrible movie the other night called "Wander" but the scenery kept me intrigued. I knew it was filmed in New Mexico because every damn movie is these days, but even though it looked familiar, I couldn't quite place the terrain exactly, especially the big mountain in many of the scenes. Turns out it was filmed in Carrizozo! For those of you who don't know, Carrizozo is on the road to Lincoln and on the eastern edge of the Malpais (Badlands, this one with massive, black, lava flows). Looks like they also used White Oaks as well. It didn't save the movie, but it kept me awake.
I took it as a warning tale. It's not easy to do these stories and make them compelling even with talented people involved (Tommy Lee Jones!). And even with great scenery it doesn't guarantee Jack. To that end, perhaps my underground comix hero has some words of advice from the beyond?
"Don't let the page be gray. Make it jump! Make it crackle! Blister the irises!"
—S. Clay Wilson (1941-2021)