Thursday, March 21, 2013

Podcast #11 Cowboy Songs by Cowboys

Cowboy songs with Michael Stevens, Craig Carter and Doug Figgs-- plus an in-depth interview with Michael Stevens. Recorded at the 27th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Sul Ross State University in Alpine Texas.

What's it all about? Who are these guys? Listen in.

About the Marfa Mondays Project

Indian Head; Cathedral Mountain; Marfa's Presidio County Courthouse

The "about" page has been updated-- with these photos... some of things I saw that made me want to write this book.
Cathedral Mountain (C.M. Mayo)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Over on the Beefed Up Blogroll

I've beefed up the blogroll here-- that's the column over to the right which lists other relevant / area blogs for Marfa and the Big Bend. Check it out-- there are some very fun and fascinating people blogging in the Big Bend. A few of special note:

Marie Bazek whose blog includes an post titled "Marfa Metamarfisis."
Christmas Mountains Oasis, a blog about Big Bend bird habitat
Glen Aaron, the Observer
Lonn Taylor, The Rambling Boy
John Wells, The Field Lab

Plus-- the discussion forum I'm calling a blog because I can:
Big Bend Chat

Meanwhile, I'm editing the next podcast, #11 in the 24 podcast series, "Cowboy Is a Verb," an interview with Michael Stevens. Lots of strummin' and singin'. Stay tuned.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Marfa, Marfa & More Marfa

Oh, this country has such beyond splendid skies! Apropos of my book-in-progress, World Waiting for a Dream: A Turn in Far West Texas, I recently returned from my latest journey through Marfa, Van Horn, Presidio, Terlingua, and the Big Bend National Park, and will be posting scads more "Marfa Mondays" podcasts...

Pending: an interview with Enrique Madrid of Redford; interview with Dallas Baxter, ex-editor of Cenizo Journal; a journey up Pinto Canyon Rd and another up Casa Piedra Rd (a branch of the old Comanche war path); a visit to Cíbolo Creek Ranch, a trek over Burro Mesa (ayyy, 3 hours each way, no shade) to Apache Canyon and a very remote arrowhead quarry; and a bit about the strange battle of Zapato Tuerto (Spanish vs Apaches); and (yep), "Cowboy Is a Verb."

Oh, and more about the glorious Chisos and Spanish painter Xavier González.

>Listen in to the latest podcast, A Visit to Swan House
>The archive of all the "Marfa Mondays" podcasts  is here. Listen in anytime.

From Pinto Canyon Rd

Lone Cloud, Paisano Hotel, Marfa

Pinto Canyon Rd

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, Fort Davis

>Listen to the podcast with Chihuahuan Desert pollinator expert, Cynthia McAlister

Waiting at the Marfa Lights Viewing Station
>Listen to the podcast "We Have Seen the Lights" about the Marfa Lights

Near the Cubes, Marfa

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