I believe Patrick may have done a post about these fellas a few months ago. Going thru some slides, I found this nice shot of them on stage in 1956. This stage stands today btw, at the end of the patio of The French Market in New Orleans Square.
The funny thing is, it's not the same guys that are featured on the rare Stawhatters EP from 1956.
So, are these guys dopplegangers or is it possible that just like any costumed Mickey Mouse character, The Strawhatters were whomever donned a straw hat? Please, say it isn't so! My world is rocked...
Speaking of rocked worlds, my spiritual hero and emperor of vacuum cleaners, Duane "DOG" Chapman has been unceremoniously captured and held in custody for extradition to some country called, "Mexico". Huh, you ask? Captain America has been arrested for some strange political favor and handed over to sum ferigners? Not in my America damn you!
I love DOG and his whole family...all two hundred and fifty seven of them!
However, the more I read about this the more I come to understand the marketing genius that is DOG the Bounty Hunter. He's Paris Hilton with a mullet and parachute pants! Paris slyly orchestrates her 'public foul ups' into mega bucks. So does DOG!
Arrested for an outstanding warrant about to expire by the Mexican government, DOG and his 'bras' did a political no-no when they crept into Mexico three years ago and captured that asshole Max Factor heir person. Apparently, in Mexico, bounty hunting is illegal. But, but....we're talkin' about DOG here! DOG knows not of borders. Sheeat, DOG would hop aboard a Russian Soyez rocket if there was a wanted perp aboard the International Space Station.
Anyhow, DOG's show on A&E (my fav), goes to great lengths to dramatize elements of DOG's life...exciting and mundane alike. Looking at pics of the sad, captured, mullet-ruffled DOG in prison today, I think back to the cool pics of him in jail three years ago, before his fame took off. It's the same pose! The only difference is he hadn't the time for the moody lighting and dramatic angles. Gotta hand it to the DAWG!
All he's doin' is uppin' his street cred....word.
All I know is, DOG is good. DOG is great. Please, please come home soon, DOG.
Peace, my sweet bra....