4 Days on the Rim / Part 3

30 May


The Primal Sound of the Ocean / by God

You are not a drop in the Ocean.
You are the Ocean in a drop.
Rumi

Tofino, British Columbia
Pacific Rim

A Fair Hanging / Six New Westerns

28 May


Tom Dooley / David Summerford

A Fair Hanging. 

Every year a fistful of new Westerns try to sneak past me. Some succeed. Some are so bad they outta gallop past me at high speed. Yet there’s others that don’t get a fair hanging. And to Western Fans – like me – I figure they’re worth a watch.

The problem is not that we aren’t in the Golden Age of Westerns anymore – there’s still plenty of talent and good tales to be told. And will be. It’s other things. Mainly Money. Even though Westerns are usually fairly inexpensive to make (as Movie go) they still need to bring in some decent loot. It’s business. Art – as I’ve said – is not at the top of the list. Also, most movies these days are pre-screened (likely to audiences that are not Western fans) And if they figure the movie is not going to make good money (even if a good Movie/Western) they won’t distribute it to the theatres. It will then likely go directly to Video/DVD – or some other place like Netflix (if we’re lucky). But in a lot of instances they can become almost invisible right away – hard to find – and hard to get – even if you do know about them. Whether they deserve such treatment or not (in some instances they do). But in other instances we might well be missing a decent Western that you could rightly enjoy. Because like you, I often don’t agree with the Critics – or the general masses.

Six New Westerns 

Which brings to what I’ve been leading up to: Six new Westerns that I’ve discovered which are upcoming or relatively new – that you probably don’t know about. So I’m gonna preview each one individually in next few days.

Here they are: 

Yep you’re reading it right:
Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Should be interesting.

This looks pretty good.

We’ll have to see …

Of the Horror Western genre.
Not my thing, but doesn’t appear to take itself too seriously.

Looks offbeat … might be good?

An Australian Western. Looks possible.

Alright ! We’re gonna check these out. 

U.S. Memorial Day 2018

28 May

U.S. Memorial Day

Canada Remembers / Canada Honors 

 

4 Days on the Rim / Part 2

26 May


la mer / mireille mathieu

The sea, once it casts its spell,
holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Tofino, British Columbia
Pacific Rim

It was Rose’s notion to go to Tofino.
I didn’t tell her that’s a 50/50 proposition weatherwise.
Tofino has about the highest rainfall of any place in Canada.
If it decides to rain, it can pour- and there’s not much you can do.
BUT when it’s nice, it’s paradise.

We hit the jackpot.

About the most beautiful day I’ve ever experienced here.
Others felt the same way.

Sadly the quality of some of my images were greatly diminished
due to the fact I had my camera settings wrong.
Still I hope the feeling is there.

 

4 Days on the Rim / A Photo Essay / Part 1

22 May

The Dolphins

All things bow to the Sea.

Tofino, British Columbia
Pacific Rim

Just got back.
We took over a thousand pics.

Now I will edit them.

And try to fathom the call of the sea.

Out of touch …

17 May

We’ve been out on the Western most edge of Canada. Tofino, British Columbia. This rendered us almost completely in the dark. Our Samsung tablet and our phone were pretty well useless there. It felt pretty rustic to be out of touch like that. But also good – in a way. I think we get too attached and dependent upon these things sometimes. I’m addicted to my computer. (Yet I haven’t had a cell phone in years)
OK – we’ve been hiking and taking a ton of pictures … heading back in about 3 days …
See U then.

Moving along …

11 May


long as i can see the light / marc cohn / written by john fogerty

Mystery Unresolved

OK I failed to resolve my brothers problem of why he can’t access site. I talked to WordPress Support – detailing the issue. They checked things and said that anybody should be able to find my site and make comments –
they are not blocking ??
Not sure what else I can do. I’ll keep my ear to the ground
and see if I can figure this thing out.

Onward

I’m going away for a week.
Sorry – won’t be able to work on the blog.

However:
Projects I’m working on: 

Tyrone Power / Swashbuckler / Zorro
Featuring that Prince of Fiends: Basil Rathbone!

Posters: Jesse James Films
Fun – but a lot of work finding and fixing
those old posters.

The Death of Jesse James 
Depictions of his assassination in Film.
But most Jesse James don’t depict this at all!

I’ve really enjoyed working on this Jesse James thing. (Bet you couldn’t tell).
Not really finished yet either. He’s an incredible study of
Western Lore and Legend.
It seems his Iconic stature outweighs the evil that his did. ??

Well … you fool some of us humans,
but … the Big Guy is not so easy.

Stay tuned.

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