Roger Guetta ~ Lonesome Cowboy

Roger Guetta ~ Lonesome Cowboy

Pepe Larom ~ Gun And Clouds

Pepe Larom ~ Gun And Clouds

These two were together on the page, one on top of the other just as they are here and they made such an amazing serendipitous diptych, if you will, I decided to break, as I do once in a while, custom and have a double daily pic today.

Both images have an odd, mythic quality, drawing on American archtypes, and they certainly echo and compliment each other in a most appropriate and ghostly way.

And I have just the song for you:

He got the high sign so he jumped a bus
Along the roads that wind on through
The hot Mojave and the Jericho
He’d start his whole life anew
And what he left behind he hadn’t valued
Half as much as some things
He never knew
Right around sundown…
He got dropped off on a street in town
Where a grey old man looked him up and down and said
“Son, this ain’t no western movie matinee
You’re a long way off from yippie-yi-yay’
Cause I can tell at a glance you’re not from ’round these parts
You’ve got a green look about’cha––that’s a gringo for starts
Sometimes the only thing a western savage understands
Are whiskey and rifles and an unarmed man
Like you”

Get Call of the West by Wall of Voodoo

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