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Monday, 2000 March 27 : Volume 3, Number 12

Today Convoy 2000, Tomorrow The World! Convoy 2000
Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in a rest area on I-10 near San Bernardino. Yes, that's the official starting point for Convoy 2000, a somewhat-organized attempt to drive (almost) coast-to-coast with a bunch a' C.W. McCall fans armed with CB radios and having too much vacation time on their hands. :)

We've got a great press release, written by Carey Dodson, and soon the world will know of our plans. Bahahahahaha!


Last Week On "Other Wild Places"
If you're not a member of the Other Wild Places mailing list, here's what you missed in the past week:

Not to mention the continuing discussion of Convoy 2000 and other world-shaking events.

So, if you're reading The Legend-News online, why not join the list? There's a sign-up form on the main page, near the middle.

And if you're already on the list, c'mon, admit it. You really wanted to read those messages again, didn't you?


Top Ten Events In The Life of C.W. McCall
From the home office in McHenry, Illinois, it's the Top Ten List for March 27th, 2000!

  1. Born in town called Audubon
  2. Had an old cat named Roy
  3. Went over a bump and spilt the Kool-Aid
  4. Walked the line on 89 in the Arizona sun
  5. Running amuck in a pick-'em-up truck
  6. Crawling around in that creek
  7. Ran the rapids of the Green
  8. Crashed the gate doing 98
  9. Toured with a fella by the name of Milton

...and the Number One Event in the Life of C.W. McCall...

  1. Bashed into the side of the feed store in downtown Pagosa Springs

Song A’ Th’ Week
Lately I've been listening to a lot of western music. No, not that cheatin'-and-lyin' stuff that pervades today's country music, or the twangy pop of Shania Twain, but songs about The West. Stuff with horses, dogies, lots of wide open spaces, and the occasional six-shooter. Yeah, including Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers.

On the two post-Rubber Duck albums, C.W. covered songs by other writers. This one, "Night Hawk", is a short story about a man with a past that he'd rather forget.

Night Hawk

(Tom McKeon, Ron Peterson)
From the album Roses For Mama


We'd worked ourselves senseless
Been bustin' down fences
Drivin' dry cattle, no water in sight
As we sat 'round the fire
And cursed the barbed wire
A stranger broke into our light

Not knowin' no better
Some fool went for leather
But a whispered "I wouldn't"
Put an end to the fight
Then he said, "I'm for hire.
"You need a rider.
"And I don't mind ridin' at night."

[Chorus]
Go light on the Night Hawk
He don't smile, he don't talk
To strangers, and seldom to friends
And you'll do well to listen
When he asks you to leave him alone
He won't ask you again

Though the man is a myst'ry
The story is hist'ry
How a range fire came
Like a thief in the night
Took his young wife and babies
His would-bes and maybes
And burned out the love in his life

[Chorus]
Go light on the Night Hawk
He don't smile, he don't talk
To strangers, and seldom to friends
And you'll do well to listen
When he asks you to leave him alone
He won't ask you again


And if you're not up on Western history, a couple of notes:



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