February 28, 2010
Last night Kathy and I joined Lew and Tara Jones and attended a concert, actually a guitar and cello gig, at the C4 (Cave Creek Coffee Co.). After a dinner here at the house with the Joneses and Deena and her friend Aaron, we motored up to C4 at about seven. However, according to the manager, because of a 100% chance of rain in the forecast (the gig was outdoors), the venue was moved up the street to the Buffalo Chip. The headliner,… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on February 28, 2010 at 5:30pm —
We discussed this before on this site, but I thought this article really explained what really happened. It's just historically interesting that people still make a big deal out of this - most of whom never served. My father was in his 30's, married with a couple of children, and he was deferred until later in the war, and of course he was too old for a combat assignment and ended up cooking for soldiers.… Continue
Added by Jim Holden on February 28, 2010 at 11:53am —
Thank you to everyone that has inquired about our CD Single featuring “The Ballad of Blazing Saddles” and “Railroad Agent Man”.
We have been deluged with requests for the CD.… Continue
Added by The Cross Town Cowboys on February 28, 2010 at 9:45am —
Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Thompson (1855-1953) was a prostitute and dance hall girl who worked in Dodge City, Kansas and other frontier cattle towns during the 1870s. She later became famous as Squirrel Tooth Alice, madam… Continue
Added by Gay Mathis on February 26, 2010 at 8:17pm —
Time". That funny scene was from a movie that I was watching the other day called (Shanghai Noon) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. The setting showed Owen dreaming that he was being pampered in bed by beautiful girls. But then the camera showed him buried in the desert being pecked on his ear by buzzards that were eating his hair.If you want some laughs either buy this movie or rent it. It's really a very funny Western comedy.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on February 26, 2010 at 3:42pm —
February 26, 2010
Like most people, it takes a lot to get me to write a letter to the editor. I usually read the idiotic remarks in The Arizona Republic
and chuckle, or, perhaps, shake my head in dismay. Not so today:Please Dump 'Dilbert,' 'Doonesbury'
"I am a retired airline pilot and consider myself fairly intelligent.
"I read… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on February 26, 2010 at 10:34am —
That scene was from a movie that I was watching the other day called (Shanghai Noon) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.They were robbing the train and his buddy fired off a shot with his gun. Owen told his pardner that his wing'n-it privileges have just been revoked. If you don't have this movie then I recommend you rent it. There is plenty of laughs in this Western spoof. Watch it now pardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on February 25, 2010 at 7:00pm —
February 25, 2010
Working feverishly to finish more True West Moments which will begin running in The Arizona Republic
on March 7.
Scanned a half dozen images this morning and then went home for lunch and finished the Martha Summerhays scratchboard, adding a steamboat—The Gila,—and a longshoreman (or, in Yuma, would that be a short-shoreman?)…
Added by Bob Boze Bell on February 25, 2010 at 4:00pm —
BBB... When will you make any of the art from the Mickey Free work available ?
How about a series about who really did what in the Geronimo war. I have a lotof the books onthe subject and all seem to favor the person whose book you are reading. The army doesn't mention civilians at all. Just what role did Tom Horn really play?
Added by William F McLendon on February 25, 2010 at 9:01am —
February 24, 2010
Last week when Jeb Rosebrook and I went up to Orme Ranch he regaled me with stories of the old days and some of the more famous names to grace the school grounds. Candice Bergen attended camp there, twice. Actor Jimmy Stewart had a kid there and Charles Lindberg sent his daughter and son, and Phil Harris' two daughters attended camp. But the one that kind of surprised me is radio bad boy Don Imus. I knew Imus spent part of his youth… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on February 24, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Head up-and-down. Owen replied," are you all excited, scared and nervous all rolled up into one".He also said," The last time we robbed a train it was so hot out that we went naked". That scene was from a very funny movie that I was watching the other day called (Shanghai Kid) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. Owen's pardner was removing some jewelry from a woman and then Owen brushed him aside and told him point blank," you don't steel from women", as he placed the ring back on her… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on February 24, 2010 at 11:30am —
February 24, 2010
Last August I taped a dozen new True West Moments to run on the Westerns Channel. Several of them are still in the can but need additional images to polish them off. Jeff Hildebrandt sent me a hitlist of images he needs and they include gunshot wound images, people on the streets of Northfield, Minnesota, cattle drives and cowboys singing around a campfire.
Tweaked a campfire painting this morning:… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on February 24, 2010 at 10:00am —
The Cross Town Cowboys latest release, a “CD Single” will receive it’s world-wide radio premier on Ralph’s Backporch Wednesday Night Gathering this evening 2/24/10. Tune in to… Continue
Added by The Cross Town Cowboys on February 24, 2010 at 6:40am —
February 23, 2010
Last night, Mad Coyote Joe invited Deena, Kathy and I to a "soft opening" of a new restaurant in Cave Creek called Cody's (it opens to the public tonight, but a soft opening is a trial run to work out the bugs and get a buzz going). Joe helped them with the menu and the restaurant is in the old Fandango's location (across from the location of the legendary Mineshaft in west Cave Creek). The placed was packed and we had a fine old… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on February 23, 2010 at 3:00pm —
My own colors are a bit dark at times, I openly admit that and am a lesser person for it. My colors become darkest when my trust in another is betrayed, as has happened to me on more than one occasion.
I suppose I could chalk it up to seeing men and boys shot to death in American streets or holding a 12 year old boy as he dies from a gunshot to the head. I suppose I could chalk it up to being helpless as I watched a close friend die from gut shot. But, the fact is that I can… Continue
Added by Two-Step on February 23, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I love the land and the buffalo and will not part wit it....I want the children raised as I was....I don't want to settle. I love to roam over the prairies. There I feel free and happy but when we settle we settle down we grow pale and die.
Added by JOHNNY RAMIREZ on February 23, 2010 at 1:30pm —
That scene was from a film I was watching yesterday called (Shanghai Noon) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. It was pretty funny when Owen pulled out a map with a picture of train drawn with Pencil and Colored with Crayons. I guess that the title was a spoof on the movie( High Noon) that starred Gary Cooper.If this movie doesn't tickle your funny bone then nothing will. What do you of this one pardner?
Added by Robert L. Heighes on February 23, 2010 at 9:03am —
is among the 2010 inductees to the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame!! Who would have thought there would be less that six degrees between Marshall and Alice Cooper???? Congratulations to Marshall. He has done us proud!!!
Added by Jen on February 22, 2010 at 8:17pm —
February 22, 2010
Saw a couple of excellent movies this weekend. Instead of driving into the wet Beast to see Saint John
of Las Vegas, Kathy brought home District Nine
and The Hurt Locker
from Blockbuster Video. Enjoyed them both. The Hurt Locker
is especially excellent. I had… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on February 22, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Not that I am not above a shameless plug ... but this place is very cool and deserves all the kudos we can muster and worth a visit at any time of the year. Geoff
On February 26, 2010, 5-8 p.m.
Buffalo Bill's… Continue
Added by Geoff Stevens on February 22, 2010 at 11:27am —