Big Bend Snips, October 1st 2009

Big Bend Snips, October 1st 2009

Truck Sign Painted by Evi Quaid Burnt By Unknown Arsonist

Truck Sign Painted by Evi Quaid Burnt By Unknown Arsonist

–One last note on the Randi and Evi Quaid mess occurring here in Marfa… it looks as if someone has attacked the famous sign with fire. To paraphrase Jim Morrison: “weird scenes in the gold mine”.

I am not going to comment or speculate too much on this. However, the rest of the Internet has. Click here to see dozens of news articles on this subject. Initially, I heard that the Big Bend Sentinel and Alpine Avalanche chose not to cover this story. However, both of these fine journals ended up featuring coverage that extensively cribbed from TMZ.com.

–Do you have some built-up aches and pains that a little alternative healing could help with? Don’t think about driving to Austin or Santa Fe… check out the Texas Snake Oil Tour coming to Marfa, Texas. Click here to see a schedule of events on facebook.


–I shot and edited this video for the Stormhoek wine label. It’s location is the Terlingua Trading Company porch there at the Terlingua Ghosttown. A big thank you to Hugh MacLeod and Jeffro Cowell. Uh-Clem (both infamous and famous) discusses flashlights and Jeff plays some ukelele.

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4th El Cosmico Poster

4th El Cosmico Poster


–If you are one of my many readers in Austin who wants to attend the upcoming Chinati Open House Weekend, try and hook-up with The Marfa Bullet. It connects Austinites with the awesome 4th Annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love El Cosmico. Click here to learn more about this luxury bus trip to Marfa Texas for a wonderful weekend of partying. Amy Cook, Ben Kweller, Patty Griffin,Hotel Brotherhood, Tift Merritt, and the Heartless Bastards will all be playing. Buy your tickets now before its too late!

–CHEER UP WITH A RANDOM DOLLY PARTON VIDEO:

–Thank you to Andrew Nelson for linking to me from this Intelligent Travel blog post on Alpine, Texas.
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