May 5th, 2004

A Stetson, a Duster and a Henry Rifle

Judy says we should write an outlaw ballad together. I have a brief anxiety attack, then crank out the first verse and a chorus and email them to her. I grew up on westerns. It was Britain in the 1950s and I wanted to be out there riding the purple sage.

No actual western is ever quite as good as the western in my head. Those that come closest? Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine, The Searchers, 3.10 to Yuma, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Unforgiven.