Friday, April 1, 2011
MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS
What is it about cowboys that I find so compelling. I love this video with the western paintings, the pictures of strong, silent men alone on the prairie. And Waylon Jennings, well he was one of my favorites. I saw him sing at Chicagofest on Navy Pier, decades ago. He was with his wife, Jesse Colter, an equally gifted singer. I rememeber him introducing her as that "poor, skinny, plain little woman." Of course he was joking because his wife was a knockout.
Cowboys are the one thing the British can't compete in - I've never seen a convincing Englishman act as a cowboy.
I freely admit I have gone mad on Twitter. I really liked it for a while but I have again gone overboard and follow over five hundred people now, impossible to follow a conversation with anyone I know. I just figure that the more people I follow the more likely it is that I get followers and maybe they check out my profile and maybe they look at the book.
Everything is about the book.
I actually talked to a couple of famous people, tweeted is more accurate. Jennifer Ehle tweeted me about the book and I tweeted back feeling for certain she'd say, "I want to do this as a movie." She didn't and now I have to restrain from stalking her. Then David Oakes tweeted me back, that was exciting. My last celebrity was Michael McKean - at least I think that's his name. He was Lenny on Laverne and Shirley. I commented on a picture of his wife (she actually looked like a real wife and not a prop) She was holding a lovely porcelein pan with a cake in it for his birthday. I said Happy Birthday and I want the pan. I am no longer shy apparently. He tweeted back that I couldn't have the pan because it was from their daughter. Seemed like a nice man but who knows. I used to like Martin Sheen too, but look at his son - how stable could that home have been.
Posted by Karen V. Wasylowski at 8:26 PM