February 26, 2022
When I was growing up in Mohave County nobody— and I mean nobody—rocked a flattop like the Hualapais. One of the coolest of the cool with a rockin' flattop was Joe Powskey, a talented Hualapai artist as well. Joe passed on February 13, at age 74. This one is for him.
Daily Reworked Whip Out:
"Joe Powskey Rocks!"
And, here's photographic proof of the superior flattop of Mr. Powskey.
Joe Powskey, class of '67
No disrespect, but you could land a plane on that carrier deck!
Old Vaquero Sayings Book Status
Going into serious production mode on the OVS book and I'm still noodling what the old vaquero might look like. For one thing, I'm pretty sure he has that Carranza style, white mustache and long van Dyke. You know, like this.
This is an homage (or poach, depending on your idea of "borrowing") to the artist Gerald Cassidy (1869-1934) who did this kind of painting with ease and style.
"Originality is remembering what was said, but conveniently forgetting who said it."
—Old Vaquero Saying