Next Full Moon

Sunday, May 3rd Full Flower Moon

07 July 2011

come and see a fat, old man sometime

D_____ and his buddy Q___ ventured out at dusk to see the original True Grit at the outdoor Forest Theatre. Bonfires at the corners of the stage and coozied beers in your hand. It's juice pouch if you're nasty.

Heading up the hill toward the dirt connector in the foggy twilight was sublime. I almost took a picture then. Wished I had a camera capable of catching those 2 bumbling their way down, across, and up on the way home; stiff, cold, and in the dark. Dark. Little headlamps pushing short cones into the fog, at nipple height to a one eyed fat man. But still- willing.

It makes me fog up meself, watching them pick up that torch. Westerns? The Duke? Filmed in Ridgeway? (D tripped on the location of the film when I explained it's nearness to his accustomed winter retreat- the Mountain Belle hut above Ouray.) But mostly the bumbling home in the dark aboard the bicycle.


If you got 5:48 to spare, and you're willing, I think these 2 videos are ones to watch.

By now you know how we feel about Ry Cooder.


Johann Rissik said...

From the same gig came "Down in Mississippi" that blew me away. The dude in the blue T-shirt is..? Is it available on CD/DVD? I have had no luck in my search.
Thanks, this is a great start to the weekend ;)

reverend dick said...

It is the same show- from "Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have A Ball", a film by Les Blank taped at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA on March 25'th 1987.

As far as I know we can only enjoy it on the youtube.