Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jstrange, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Little theme music. Whether you're a cowboy, or not, its a good song. Give it a listen, what else do you have to do?

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  2. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Good song. :thumbsup:
  3. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
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  4. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    If you want a few minutes of TV Western nostalgia give this a listen:
  5. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great knife, but not an entry from me please. Nice idea for a giveaway, and a generous one, thanks. With the possible exception of my grandfather, who read so many cowboy books, folks said he walked bow-legged, I didn't know any cowboys before I discovered The Porch, and it has been quite fascinating. Good luck folks, and cowboy up cupcakes! ;) :D :thumbsup:

  7. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Did you buy that from Chris himself back in your roping days? From what I understand, he used to sell albums out of the trunk of his car at rodeos back in the day.
  8. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Yes, I am still in; want that knife! Here is the most famous cowboy poem ever written, and rightly so. Best listened to by Wally himself, but this will have to do. He lives two days north of me on a horse (maybe three).
    Reincarnation by Wallace McRae, 1992

    "What does Reincarnation mean?"
    A cowpoke asked his friend.
    His pal replied, "It happens when
    Yer life has reached its end.
    They comb yer hair, and warsh yer neck,
    And clean yer fingernails,
    And lay you in a padded box
    Away from life's travails."

    "The box and you goes in a hole,
    That's been dug into the ground.
    Reincarnation starts in when
    Yore planted 'neath a mound.
    Them clods melt down, just like yer box,
    And you who is inside.
    And then yore just beginnin' on
    Yer transformation ride."

    "In a while, the grass'll grow
    Upon yer rendered mound.
    Till some day on yer moldered grave
    A lonely flower is found.
    And say a hoss should wander by
    And graze upon this flower
    That once wuz you, but now's become
    Yer vegetative bower."

    "The posy that the hoss done ate
    Up, with his other feed,
    Makes bone, and fat, and muscle
    Essential to the steed,
    But some is left that he can't use
    And so it passes through,
    And finally lays upon the ground
    This thing, that once wuz you."

    "Then say, by chance, I wanders by
    And sees this upon the ground,
    And I ponders, and I wonders at,
    This object that I found.
    I thinks of reincarnation,
    Of life and death, and such,
    And come away concludin': 'Slim,
    You ain't changed, all that much.'"
  9. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
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  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I bought that in a Western store back in High School.
    I had a bunch of 8 Track tapes too. Now I have CDs and Downloads.
    I did order a couple of tapes, which were sent out by his parents, along with a nice newsletter.
    I do have an autographed poster from when I met him.

    @knowtracks said: "I traveled with Chris a while, met his family in Kaycee, he is a Great Friend! Miss him often... Dave

    Dave, you are lucky to have known him.
    I met him once, he sat down and drank a beer with us after a concert.
    It was a very small concert in a bar long before he became such a popular artist.
    He just finished his concert and then went from table to table visiting with people.
    I saw him in concert a couple of times after that, but they were bigger venues with lots of people.
    Seemed like a genuine, down-to earth, great guy. I miss him too.
  11. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Yeah, Wall sounds real-- like he's actually writing his own material :cool:
    I'll have to check out T Childers.

    Lol! Thanks, Jack:p
    I noticed the Annie Proulx endorsement; she's one of the best in that genre.
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  12. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Might I also suggest:

    Accidental Cowboy by Jameson Parker. Its available on Amazon or Kindle.

    It's a great overview of ranching in California or at least our part, Kern Co. It's also hilarious and very thoughtful at the same time. JP is a good friend, in fact he designed my Sonoran Hunter and Sonoran Skinner. He's an incredible writer and can sit a horse. If a guy has any interest in contemporary cowboys and ranching read this.
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  13. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Hopefully I’m not hijacking the thread but it seems like there are some Chris LeDoux fans here so I have a quick story, also. When I was in college, 20 some years ago he did a concert at our school. Apparently I knew someone who knew someone and I ended up working security up on the stage at the concert. I briefly met Chris and his guitarist Mark. They seemed like nice guys. I still have a set list that I peeled off the stage at the end of the concert and just happened to find it in a box not long ago.
  14. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    I think I’ll enter the giveaway also. I don’t typically call myself a cowboy, but I make my living working with cattle so I guess you could call me one. So, here I am at work a couple months ago.
    And here’s my little cowboy and cowgirl in training helping me move some cows last week.
    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.
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  15. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I like Baxter Black, cowboy and poet...
  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    You have the Cool Cowboy Mustache. :cool::thumbsup:
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  17. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    John beat me to it, but that is a fantastic mustache.
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  18. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks, guys. I’ve got the ‘stache so I must be a cowboy, right? :D
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  19. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    If my memory serves, aren't you the guy who managed to free himself from a rope when being dragged by a horse? I think you used your knife, a folder, and you kinda like lanyard holes now, right?? ;)
    That's a good cowboy tale, I think :thumbsup:
  20. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Yes, that was me. I actually got dragged by a cow that was having calving problems. And, yes, I cut the rope with my hayn helper while being dragged. If that’s the price of admission, I don’t want to be a cowboy. ;)
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