A funny thing happened on the way to the forum....I met up with guy called Bob Boze Bell.Ever since I subscribed to your magazine a year ago, my world turned upside down.I got totally addicted to your True West stuff. So much so that I have decorated my bedroom with nothing but Western Decor. My wife thinks I'm nuts because our bedroom looks like the Museum at Lone Pine,California. I also purchased some western duds recently. Such as a brand new Cowboy Hat, Western Shirts and a Black Vest.… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on January 19, 2010 at 3:00pm —
I googled 'cowboy code" and found several thousand variations on an old, familiar theme. The cowboy code is something so ingrained in me I suppose I just took it for granted that i knew it by heart and could recite anywhere or at any time. I was wrong!
A nice young fella the other night dropped by The Ralphs Back Porch western radio talk show and visited with us in our chatroom for awhile and he asked a question. What is the 'cowboy code"?
His question sat there like a five hundred… Continue
Added by Ralphs Backporch on September 26, 2009 at 5:42pm —
Yall join us tonight arouns 7:00 PM CST for some rip roaring WESTERN music & talk!
Our special guest tonight is GRADY LEE! It dont get much more cowboy than Grady!
Just tune in to www.blogtalkradio.com/ralphsbackporch and let all have some fun!
CALL us! 347 215 8849 and tell us how much you LOVE True West magazine!
Added by Ralphs Backporch on September 7, 2009 at 4:45pm —
My old Daddy always told me "If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing right" & "Dont start nothing you dont aim to finish" & "if youre going to ride a tough horse, ride him like you stole him"
I recommend a whole lot of cowboy poets to my friends and neighbors and i take this job very seriously, sometimes i do it in a goofy manner, but thats just cause I'm a little goofy. I still take the job of recommending folks seriously.
Once in a while there is a critter that… Continue
Added by Ralphs Backporch on August 24, 2009 at 10:11am —
Ok, this may or may not be a blog about true West but it is a dadgum good tag line, dont you think? I love the diversity of opinions and ideas here. It is a wonderful thing to have this many people come together to agree on one thing...the love of that vast expanse of culture and life, the West. Now, the rest of it, we can agree to disagree all we want and that's ok too.
Whether you are from Texas or California we all have one thing in common, we are bred and born in the US and we… Continue
Added by Ralphs Backporch on August 23, 2009 at 7:10am —
For those who enjoy a good, classic western with clearly delineated characters, The Mysterious Rider
will be sure to entertain.
Set in Colorado, Grey performs his usual magic of transforming the landscape into an irresistible kaleidoscope of sensual color and description for the reader. Bearing in mind that the setting is the main character in Grey’s novels, this story is nevertheless entertaining even though it tends to be quite predictable. It’s always rewarding to see good… Continue
Added by Becky Coffield on August 9, 2009 at 11:32pm —
Several years ago this radio thing began as a respite from other radio 'careers' and from my full time back-breaking career as a full time farrier ( I actually had a young lady ask "what is a farrier?" the other day! Can you believe that???) and so now at this juncture i find myself wondering where the heck the time went and howcome all this has grown so much. All I wanted was to have a place to play WESTERN music and enjoy myself! Shoot in the early days it wasnt even a talk show, just a show… Continue
Added by Ralphs Backporch on August 4, 2009 at 8:46am —
True to any cowgirl's heart and to ours here on The Back Porch, Myra was a little late coming on the show last Friday night because she was out in the horselot saddling a horse to go for a ride with her dauhgter. That is a perfectly usable reason for her being late. Unlike most radio shows where there is a strict time schedule, The Back Porch likes to play this by ear and we love it when folks come on air with us and say things like "I was tightening the cinch on my horse when I remembered to… Continue
Added by Ralphs Backporch on August 3, 2009 at 7:39am —
I could ramble around here all day long and even try to BS you all by telling you I have some extra special guest up my sleeve for tonight but the truth is I havent scheduled anyone and so when I do....it's gonna be a SURPRISE! Even to me.
Oh, wait! You're asking what the heck IS the Back Porch? Well, partner I'm proud to tell you the Ralphs Back Porch is a mixed bag of fun, serious music, seriously HOT music, lots of TALK and even some laughs! We are an internet Radio Show and we… Continue
Added by Ralphs Backporch on August 3, 2009 at 6:11am —
And...then he just babbled!
First, let me introduce me and Tamara Boatright and the Ralphs Back Porch show. We use today's technology to step back in time and bring our listeners some of the best in old-timey live WESTERN radio. We do this each Monday & friday night from 7pm to 9pm CST which in our world is TEXAS time and you can join us @ www.blogtalkradio.com/ralphsbackporch
Along with the singing Cowboys of yesteryear, we also showcase some of the most wonderful up and… Continue
Added by Ralphs Backporch on July 28, 2009 at 7:56am —
Zane Grey's "To the Last Man" may arguably be the finest western book ever written. Based on the Pleasant Valley War in Arizona, Grey also includes other controversy.
So enthralling, thrilling and exciting is Zane Grey’s classic To the Last Man, that it is difficult to know where to begin when discussing this amazing western/historical fiction novel of the bloody feud between sheepherders and cattlemen that raged in Pleasant Valley in Arizona’s Tonto Basin.
Love and… Continue
Added by Becky Coffield on July 22, 2009 at 10:57am —
TURNIN' 3 PRODUCTIONS August 7,8,9, 2009
$5,000 ADDED OPEN 5D BARREL RACE
WITH INCENTIVES AND A YOUTH 4D BARREL RACE
BEAUREGARD PARISH CIVIC CENTER ON HWY. 190
(6 MILES WEST OF DERIDDER, LA AND
ONLY 10 MILES EAST OF THE TEXAS BORDER)
Need entry forms:
FOR MORE INFORMATION: HEATHER BERTRAND (337) 692-5586
Stalls will be pre-bedded with 2 bags… Continue
Added by Kiki Valenti on July 13, 2009 at 5:46am —
by Kerby Jackson
Lloyd Brackett had been trailing Joe Skookum for five days through a beautiful, yet wild and dangerous country that skirted the rushing white waters of the Rogue River. Far below him, from where he rode on the tree lined canyon rim, he could see the river boiling several hundred beneath him. As it raced on toward the town of Ellensburg and emptied into the Pacific…
Added by Kerby Jackson on June 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
A Cowboy’s Trail Guide to Westerns
, by David F. Matuszak is an excellent addition to any western film buff’s bookshelf. Matuszak has taken his love of the western film and shared his experience, opinion and wisdom on these remarkable, truly American, works of art.
The art of the Western Film is obviously a life long passion of Matuszak’s. He catalogues and rates every movie made for the first one hundred years of western film. Besides developing a scoring guide for different… Continue
Added by Becky Coffield on May 9, 2009 at 8:07pm —