Saturday, July 29, 2023

Bad Dreams O.K. Assumptions And Red Dead Redemption

 July 29, 2023

   I do some of my best work while I'm sleeping. Yes, I dream about writing and I dream about images and sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and write down the dream or sketch out the idea. Here are a couple notes from last night's dreams.

Daily Whip Out: "The Bad Boy"

   Meanwhile, our coverage of a certain street fight has not always been impeccable.


True West begins running a 12-part Wyatt Earp series by Glenn Boyer, which ultimately stretches to 14 chapters. The entire opus is riddled with inaccuracies and questionable sources, to say the least. The end result is a serious black eye on the credibility of the magazine at that time.

—Jana Bommersbach

The Beat Goes On

   "Tombstone is full of folks this weekend who’ve come to meet the voice actors from the game Red Dead Redemption.  A buddy of mine says it’s easily three times larger than the crowd for the Tombstone 30th—and they are spending money. Is there something to be gleaned from this?"


   Yes, there are online worlds that dwarf our old school media platforms, but it will take a younger and smarter person than I to figure out how to tie them into the history.

O.K. Enough

Much to do about that misdemeanor arrest gone awry.

   Thanks to a forced tour of the past 70 years, I would put our coverage of that little old street fight in the town too tough to die somewhere between massive and isn't there anything else we could cover in this magazine besides Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday?

   As we have been preparing the October issue over Slack, our editor, Stuart Rosebrook encouraged me to look at all the cover stories we have created on Earp, Holliday and the movie "Tombstone" and I have to say it was both awe inspiring and painful. I think there have been 27 covers related to one of the three subjects and most of the coverage has been on my watch.

  I think it's safe to say we have gone to the well plenty, or, more than enough.

   I have a vow to make: enough already! We have other worthy topics to cover, I promise you. But, before we do, here's one last blowout on the movie and the events we love to cover perhaps more than any other.

   Obviously I am not O.K.

Daily Whip Out: "Virgil & Allie"

"All these books makin' him out a big hero are pure gingerbread."

—Allie Earp

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Though I certainly agree you have done the movie "Tombstone" a lot I still can't get enough. I would think issues that cover that are pretty good sellers too. I would also love to see an article on the Amazon Prime 5 part series "The English".

    TW Maniac 235


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