The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. The show is broadcast Monday evenings after the 7 PM newscast.
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“Marfa has always been a refuge for individualists and eccentrics.” -Lonn Taylor
On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn discusses his latest book, Marfa for the Perplexed, a collection of essays he has written throughout his time in the Big Bend, focusing on important characters and historical events in Marfa and Presidio County.
Some say you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig – Well, in the same vein, you can also tattoo wings on a pig, with similar results.
On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about how the process of tattooing pigs turned personal after two artists claimed to be first to do it.
On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about Bob “Daddy-o” Wade, an artist in Austin who helped shape Texas Cosmic Cowboy counterculture in the 1970s.
Daddy-o has been adorning the Texas landscape with giant sculptures, incorporating iconic Texas symbols, for forty-years.
From a thirty-five-foot high pair of cowboy boots to a forty-foot long wire and polyurethane iguana named Iggy, and even that mysterious, bullet-ridden van parked in front of Marfa’s Lost Horse Saloon.
Lonn Taylor has been lucky enough to meet quite a few authors, of which he says are generally some of the most interesting people.
On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about how one of the most interesting and luckiest authors he’s ever met has been A.C. Greene, the former book page editor of the now defunct Dallas Times-Herald.
“Que bonito es no hacer nada, y despues de no hacer nada, descansar,” – “How sweet it is to do nothing and, after doing nothing, rest.”
That’s the sign that hangs up outside of the Taylor residence in Fort Davis, and it’s exactly the mantra Lonn and Dedie followed on their latest ramble to the Florida Keys – As Lonn explains in this edition of The Rambling Boy.