March 31, 2009
On Saturday morning, bandmate Wayne Rutschman and I decided to walk from the King's Inn to the final rehearsal at the Fairgrounds. Crossing Old Route 66 we walked straight into Ricca Drive (the very first subdivision in Kingman) and, of course, as we walked, we began pointing out the houses where many of the coolest girls in Kingman lived when we were in high school. Among the houses we pointed out, were the houses of Michele Gilpin, Gail Nash, Debbie Dunton, Karen… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 31, 2009 at 3:00pm —
March 31, 2009
Here are two photos taken from an iPhone of the opening at the Kingman Fairgrounds last Saturday night. The woman at left, is a hospital administrator who looked in our high school annual and came to the Exits Exit dressed exactly like Dorian Trahan. She had a bow in her hair and everything:
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 31, 2009 at 9:30am —
March 30, 2009
The ceiling lights of the ambulance looked vaguely familiar, but the oxygen mask fogged my glasses, blurring out everything. I felt my heart beat quicken as the driver hit the siren. The attendant leaned over me and said, "The last time we did this you had no pulse and no heartbeat."
I knew one thing: it was D J View, all over again.
I heard the sliding doors rake open as the gurney jiggled and then lurched onto cement. I could hear gasps and… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 30, 2009 at 3:04pm —
Gathering Today @ 11:30 am PST at Monte Hale’s Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (in front of the Roosevelt Hotel).
Los Angeles (March 30, 2009) —Popular Singing Cowboy and actor, Monte Hale, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2009 in his home in Studio City, California after a lengthy illness. He was 89 years old. His career as an entertainer spanned over sixty years in the industry.
The Texas native bought his first… Continue
Added by Autry National Center on March 30, 2009 at 12:11pm —
A farewell to noted film composer Maurice Jarre, who died yesterday in London after a long fight with cancer. He was 84.
Jarre is best known for his Oscar winning scores to Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, and A Passage to India.
But he did a few Westerns. He composed all of the music for the TV series Cimarron Strip back in the '60s. And he did the score for the Dean Martin/Robert Mitchum flick Five Card Stud in 1968, as well as the 1972 Paul Newman movie The Life and… Continue
Added by Mark Boardman on March 30, 2009 at 10:51am —
So my church asked me to address a Lenten breakfast last Saturday, using whatever knowledge or info I've got on the Old West or writing or whatever.
And I have a tough time putting it together. I mean, it's a church thing. I could talk about the Methodist circuit rider James G. Hardin...but his Sunday school teaching kid (John Wesley Hardin) didn't exactly travel the path of peace. But I can talk about him.
Or I can talk about the Reno Gang. Somewhat immodestly, I can… Continue
Added by Mark Boardman on March 30, 2009 at 7:41am —
I belong to a relatively small group of cowboy fiends and this month we again put on our annual shoot out show for the Phoenix parks & rec special olympics rodeo. The whole show lasts about 20 or 25 minutes. It usually has a comic theme with some early gun play and a grand finale shootout where all but one person is killed off. Before the show we help guide the participants while they horse back ride, ride along on the hay ride, square dance with them, take group photos and in general look… Continue
Added by Ray White on March 29, 2009 at 9:24pm —
Who is this Sonia Cherry who seems to be adding comment to everyones My Page?
Added by Sam Ferguson aka Jack Swilling on March 29, 2009 at 12:55pm —
The reason for this post is so non reenactors or those who wish to be a reenactor can get a glimpse of some of the finer points of participation in an historicaly correct event.The original script is below. The rewrite is below that. All meetings and changes in the project will be included as they occur
William W. Horne
Good afternoon, folks. My name is William W. Horne, but my friends just call me Billy.
I was born in Warrensburg, Mo in 1838, but I left… Continue
Added by Sixgun on March 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
March 27, 2009
Kathy and I are hitting the road this morning for Kingman. The big fundraiser for Kingman Regional Hospital is tomorrow night at the Kingman Fairgrounds. They have sold 600 tickets and are expecting 700 people, which would make it the biggest crowd the Exits ever played for.
I have been practicing every day, for three days. Ha. Going to wear my heart monitor to the rehearsal this afternoon and make sure I don't repeat Wipeout.
Last night, Mad… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 27, 2009 at 9:03am —
March 26, 2009
Went home for lunch and whipped out a cool little piece on Mickey Free's contentious relationship with his jack mule:
This, by the way, was a daily occurrence for the Mickster. Whenever he set out on the trail, his combative mule always gave him a chance at a blue sky experience. The name of the painting is: "Damn You Tu!" (Free called his mule Tu,
which is Spanish for "you".)
Been studying… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 26, 2009 at 4:15pm —
I have written for the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County ( Colorado) a story about a third fort established by the Bent, Saint Vrain Partners. If anyone has an interest you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond with an attachment.
Added by Jack Kelly on March 25, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Do you have a bad habit of fixing other people's grammar? John McIntyre has something to say about that in You Don't Say
Does "I think we would have loved to have done even more" make you tense over the tenses? John's got something to say about that too.
Are you endentulous? If so, you probably don't mind dentists at all!
Always wanted to be a sports journalist? Poynter's got a seminar for you to attend this April; just check out Writing… Continue
Added by Meghan Saar on March 25, 2009 at 5:30pm —
March 25, 2009
Carole Glenn often gives us feedback on the phones so we can guage our reader's temperature. Here is a call she took today:
News From The Front Lines
Laura N. called to renew her subscription today. After she completed this, she asked Lynda to speak to a supervisor and Lynda put her through to me. Laura was laid off last September from her job with Toyota as Customer Service Specialist. She wanted us to know that Lynda was very sincere and had… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 25, 2009 at 4:40pm —
March 25, 2009
I did something last night that I haven't done for the past 367 days: I got my drums out and actually laid some licks on them. The last time I did this was on March 22, 2008 at the Old Elks Lodge in Kingman. Didn't have the heart to do Wipeout
The benefit concert to raise money for Kingman Regional Hospital is this Saturday night at the Fairgrounds.
We're having a big debate here at the magazine on how to monetize… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
March 24, 2009
magazine went out of business last year, we took over their subscription list to honor the remaining issues owed to subscribers. I received this email from a former Shoot subscriber:
On Mar 23, 2009, at 9:00 PM, Hugh Macmillan wrote:
64 years ago, in England where I was born, I fell in love. Which may seem a little strange as I was only 10 years old at the time. The object of my affection was Western movies.… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 24, 2009 at 4:15pm —
March 24, 2009
We get so far out front of ourselves that I often lose track of where we are. Case in point: May is at the printer and we are working on parts of June and July and September issues. Someone at Festival of the West asked me about the Alamo and I had to stop and think if that is already out, or if it's something we are working on, or something we did two years ago (the Alamo piece is at the printer).
I finished Tom Lea's "The Wonderful Country" on Sunday.… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 24, 2009 at 10:30am —
Since moving to Bisbee,Arizona.. (is there any other?)..I've met a really
wonderful person. Anyone who has been to Bisbee knows who `Michael London' is,
and how he's become a living treasure, and tribute to this towns historical legacy.
Recently I've submitted his name...and his credentials to Leeanne Sharpe, for
consideration in receiving The Spirit Of The West award.
Michael can be found every morning in usual spot, waiting for the tourist to do walking tours of… Continue
Added by Rob Cook on March 23, 2009 at 7:40pm —
March 23, 2009
Got the word yesterday that the Top Secret Writer was in the hospital for the past two days. He's had pneumonia for eight weeks (he wasn't feeling well last weekend when we hiked to Cottonwood Springs but he was hoping this was the end of it). He didn't get better and Tracy Lee was driving Hutton to the emergency room when he passed out. They had him on a drip. He told me from his room, "I can be this miserable at home." Got a Blackberry message this afternoon that… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 23, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Endless concrete covers the land I once rode...my tracks buried not to be followed again...a 10 story building now stands where the hangin tree once stood...it's told on a quiet night you can still hear the sound of the rope snap...gas stations replace the watering holes...nothing is as it was...my heart aches for the old days....where romance flowed like water....where a man's word meant more than a piece of paper...where you weren't told what was right because you already knew...where the… Continue
Added by Nasty Ned Logan on March 23, 2009 at 4:00pm —