Monday, May 30, 2022

Crazy Horse Lightning Bolts, Top Hatted Welsh Spinners and Hardcore Rockabilly

 May 30, 2022

   Necessity is the mother of invention. My July editorial needed one more small element to make the body copy the right size, so I grabbed a scratchboard out of my morgue pile this morning and took another swing at it.

Daily Reworked Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Crazy Horse With Lightning Bolt War Paint" 

  Garrett Roberts posts some of the coolest old photos, like this one of a Welsh Walking Wheel woman in a tall-crowned hat:

   This prompted me to ask what a Welsh Walking Wheel is and what's up with the tall top hat? People knock social media, but I got my answers lickety split.

Early Welsh Spinners And Their Tall Hats

   David Wayne Bailey's grandmother, above, center

and here's the skinny behind the walking wheel.

The Story Behind The Walking Wheel

"Ninety percent of what I made went to women, whiskey, drugs and cars. I guess I just wasted the other 10 percent."

—Ronnie Hawkins (1935-2022)

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