March 11, 2010
Mark Boardman is working on a cover story that is quite amazing: it includes a white In-din, a rodeo champ, a basketball star and a deadly Wild West shootout. Going to be a great one. Just read Mark's rough draft before lunch. Goes to press in a week. Dan The Man is busy doing a cover. Should come up this afternoon. Can't show it to you because it's top secret (at this point).
Talked to Celeste today about the response to her… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 11, 2010 at 3:30pm —
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
Added by JOHNNY RAMIREZ on March 11, 2010 at 11:55am —
That scene was where she was singing on stage at the local hotel. It was a movie that I was watching the other day called (Blazing Saddles) starring Harvey Korman,Slim Pickens,Cleavon Little,Mel Brooks and Madelain Kahn. Mel brooks directed it and played a part in it. He really blazed a new trail with this movie. If you haven't seen it then I suggest that you buy it or rent it. Have fun watching it pardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 10, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Silence was meaningful with the lakota, and his granting a space of silence before talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regardful of the rule that "thought comes before speech."
And in the midst of sorrow, sickness, death or misfortune of any kind, and in the presence of the notable and great, silence was the mark of respect. More powerful than words was silence with the Lakota.
His strict obseverance of this tenet of good behavior was the reason, no doubt,… Continue
Added by JOHNNY RAMIREZ on March 10, 2010 at 2:32pm —
March 10, 2010
Just got back from a speech for the Men's Club at Winfield, a gated community south of Carefree. Great guys. At 11:30, the incoming pres Steve Wall picked me up in his cherry '56 Ford convertable and we cruised down in Detroit style to the gig.
Hey, FYI: we are under attack from a series of bots (outlaw spammers) pushing drugs and faking names. We are killing them as fast as we can. I shot down six before I left last night… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 10, 2010 at 2:00pm —
March 10, 2010
Just got word from our Military Editor Alan Huffines that Granger, Texas, which is northeast of Austin, will be converted into an Old West street for the Coen brothers new take on True Grit. Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will play the John Wayne part.
Here's the news report:
GRANGER - "True Grit," a film classic that saw John Wayne receive an
Academy Award for Best Actor in 1969, is being refilmed in… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 10, 2010 at 11:00am —
Garbage. . . someone clean this place OUT !
Added by Wolfgang on March 10, 2010 at 5:02am —
Added by Jen on March 9, 2010 at 7:50pm —
That scene was shot in a bathtub showing Harvey playing with his bath toy and Slim washing his back with a brush.That was from a movie that I was watching the other day called (Blazing Saddles) starring Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens ,Cleavon Little and Mel Brooks.Mel directed this movie, he tooks some big chances with the subject matter. If you want some laughs then I suggest you rent or buy this moviPardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 9, 2010 at 3:41pm —
March 9, 2010
Still drizzling here. We've had three days of rain. Everything is greening up. Going to be a spectacular Spring and a horrid fire season. But that's getting out front a bit.
Had a design meeting at 11:30 today. Dan The Man Harshberger came out in his turquoise Ford pickup and we met in the conference room. Ordered out for Mexican food from El Encanto ($67-something, I paid, although Ashley got us the 10% employee discount so… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 9, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Stop on in and say HOWDY!
Butler's Coffee House…
Added by The Cross Town Cowboys on March 8, 2010 at 8:14pm —
114 degrees." That scene was from a very funny movie that I was watching the other day called (Blazing Saddles) starring Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Clevon Little and Mel Brooks. If you don't have this movie then I suggest you buy it or rent it. This movie is one-of-a-kind if you know what I mean.Have fun pardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 8, 2010 at 4:25pm —
March 8, 2010
It's been raining off and on for the last 48 hours. Stayed home yesterday and worked on True West Moments illustrations, like this one for Nazi Westerns filmed in Arizona, "Heil Hickok!":
The stain at the top right stems from our new cat Honey Boy Roy, who tipped over my brush cleaner jar and the water stained the… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 8, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Around 1979-80, True West magazine ran a story on Orrington Red Lucas. I sure would like to find a copy. I'm researching several U.S. Deputy Marshal's from Fort Smith, 1883-1887, for a reenactment. One of the Marshals is Red Lucas. He was a prolific law officer, but he exploits have been lost. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. I know of Red's involvement in the failed Ingalls OK raid, but need to find information about his Arkansas activity.… Continue
Added by Zachary Law on March 8, 2010 at 12:30pm —
March 6, 2010
There is a new book coming out that is quite a mind blower. We got an advance preview copy last week and I've been reading it every chance I get. I'm only up to page 48 and I've ear-marked three features and a potential cover story.
Did you know that in 1936 a Nazi propaganda film—a Western!— called Der Kaiser von Kalifornien
(The Emperor of California) was filmed partly in Sedona and… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 6, 2010 at 4:01pm —
Thank you to all of the Western music DJ’s for playing our CD Single "The Ballad of Blazing Saddles" and "Railroad Agent Man". The response has been over whelming. Thank you to all for your emails and telephone calls. We do appreciate your support. Once again, there are no plans to sell this CD single. HOWEVER! We will be giving the single away as a gift (one per family) at our shows, while supplies last. Just stop by and ask.
An up-to-date performance schedule can be viewed at:… Continue
Added by The Cross Town Cowboys on March 6, 2010 at 9:06am —
For Me." Owen Replied,"There is something wrong with the Justice system. It's all screwed up how can a Side-Kick be worth more than the Main-Guy". That scene came from a movie I watching the other day called (Shanghai Noon) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.If you want to laugh, then I would recommend this movie too you. Either rent or buy it. This is what comedy Is all about Pardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 5, 2010 at 3:30pm —
March 5, 2010
Got up this morning and tweaked the Goyahkla (also spelled Goyathlay) illustration a bit. Lowered her left eye to match right, fiddled with the yawn and hands. Brought it into the office and scanned it at 600 dpi and handed off to Robert Ray who plunked it into the Arizona Republic
layout and here it is:…
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 5, 2010 at 10:41am —
Mikey.....normally, I would agree with you totally. But we are dealing with an American icon..... in which case. we have to be "mindfull".
Wild horses, by nature, were ALL, once domesticated....originally, by the early Spaniards,
Naturaly ....there HAS been some mixed breeding from "strays" that have escaped from " bonded servitude" (kinda like your African-American, and the Native Americans, who NEVER wore the yoke of servitude, but now, feel… Continue
Added by Brian Brannon on March 4, 2010 at 8:00pm —
March 4, 2010
Went home for lunch and bailed into a scratchboard of the Baby G yawning like a just fed kitten in a bay window. That's a Norman Rockwell dog I poached from a book featuring his work.
As you know, Baby G's parent's named him Goyathlay—He Who Yawns, but he had a life that was anything but a yawner. As a young Apache warrior, his Spanish speaking adversaries exclaimed in the heat of battle that he fought like Saint Jerome. That… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 4, 2010 at 5:00pm —