Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wild West Monday

Wild West Monday is upon us and if you're not quite sure what that is, head over to The Tainted Archive for an explanation of this brainchild of Gary Dobbs. For my own part, I'm going to a local dealer that sells paperbacks of every genre except westerns and ask if they could consider stocking them. Also, I've already picked up the movies Appaloosa and Seraphim Falls and purchased two books, a collection of short stories including "Three-Ten to Yuma" by Elmore Leonard and Branded Outlaw by L. Ron Hubbard (....?!! Yes, that will need a future explanation). Not to mention, BEAT to a PULP has posted Chap O'Keefe's "The Unreal Jesse James," which is must-read if you haven't yet. Oh, and I bought this hat yesterday... whaddya'll think?!

24 comments:

Iasa said...

Digging the hat, I have one quite similar.

Chris said...

Speaking of unreal, that L. Ron Hubbard Western sounds pretty, well, unreal! Let us know what you think.

Nice hat.

Barrie said...

Very cute hat. I've kind of forgotten the rules so will stop in at Gary's blog to check. And I have always loved and will always love Elmore Leonard!

David Cranmer said...

Iasa, Thanks for stopping by. I checked your profile and noticed Belize. I worked there '05-'06. Great country and hopefully some day I can go back.

Chris, Hubbard. I'm not sure I can. I will do a FFB on it in the next few weeks.

Barrie, So far this Leonard collection is tops.

RReynolds said...

Cowboy Dave looks good but I am concerned about his reading habits. L. Ron Hubbard?

Reb said...

David, I love the hat, it suits you quite well. Just keep one foot in reality when you read Hubbard, we wouldn't want to lose you to the weird realm.

Barbara Martin said...

Hat says you're a good guy, David. Your choice of movies is grand.

I've linked to you for Wild West Monday as I have a western post on a western legend.

ARCHAVIST said...

Love the hat, David. And thanks for all your involvement.

David Cranmer said...

RReynolds, I have a meeting with Tom and Kirstie.

Reb, Ha! No need to worry on that account. Hubbard was a big pulp writer in the day and I was interested in seeing what he wrote before he decided to create a religion.

Barbara, Thanks and I will click over later this morning and check out your post.

Gary, No problemo. It's always fun and hopefully everybody together can make a dent in preserving and enlarging the western genre.

Cormac Brown said...

That's a mighty fine hat, pardner, just put the six-shooter down.

Patti said...

You make it work.

David Cranmer said...

Cormac, After waching Viggo Mortensen carry that eight gauge shotgun in APPALOOSA I've switched weapons. It's still a good thing you are on your guard though.

Patti, Thanks. You are too kind.

Don Ward said...

Thet thar hat is plumb nice pardner.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Great hat, David. It suits you. Let us know if the movies are worth renting. I haven't seen either.

David Cranmer said...

Don, A piece of straw hanging out of the corner of my mouth would be perfect.

Linda, Thanks for the compliment and stopping by. APPALOOSA is a great character study but is very slow. I haven't watched SERAPHIM FALLS yet. The movie stars Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan. Two great actors so I have high hopes.

ARCHAVIST said...

Dave - I'll be interested in your take on Seraphim once you've watched it. I saw it recently. We'll talk when you've seen it.

Mates said...

David,
you look familiar in that hat.
Miss you guys.

David Cranmer said...

Mates, Yeah, I think he would have liked it and I'm sure he's smiling... And we miss you too!

David Cranmer said...

Archavist, My wife spotted FALLS in Barnes and Noble and I was surprised I never heard of it. I will do a post soon...

Lois Karlin said...

You gotta love the hat. Elmore Leonard, now...he's a great one. I haven't read his short stories. Thanks for the tip.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Lois and I know you, especially, would enjoy the Elmore Leonard approach to western writing.

Cloudia said...

Nice hat!
Did you know that Stetson cowboy hats were made in Philadelphia?
Drop over my blog sometime, bruddah. i miss your comments. Aloha

Bill Rubert said...

Very distinguish hat! When do I get to see it in person. Good news about the book project!

David Cranmer said...

Cloudia, I always enjoy your blog and I didn't think I had been gone that long. I will remedy that shortly. Also, I was unaware of the Stetson history. I didn't realize that famous hat originated so far north. Interesting.

Bill, Gracias for stopping by amigo! I see an e-mail from you in my inbox so I will check out the good news. And I'm not so sure I will wear this hat on the streets of DC!