Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Blaze of Glory (MQW)

"You know, Sir, I do admire you, and I sure would like to touch the gun that's gonna kill Billy the Kid."                       ~William H. Bonney, Young Guns

"I'm gonna make you famous."       ~William H. Bonney, Young Guns

Today is Movie Quote Wednesday over at Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog.  The movie genre for today is Westerns.  I obviously chose Young Guns.  And, as usual, have more than one quote that I find particularly tantalizing and memorable.  Sigh.

As you know, Young Guns was a movie from the 80s.  If you have been following this blog for a REALLY LONG TIME you might be able to reach way back into your memory reserves and be able to recall when I had a regular Saturday post featuring 80s music.  That post was actually all about how MTV and videos launched videos and (some) singers and bands into an orbit of celebrity and fame that they would not have achieved had it not been for the medium.  Videos, music, and movies all of a sudden were riding in tandem with one another for mutual moneymaking success.  If a movie played its cards correctly and put out a good soundtrack, along with a dazzling video, each one of these mediums could stairstep one another to greater and greater success.

The more I think about it, the more I wonder if I shouldn't start writing that Saturday blog again.  I actually enjoyed that little fluff piece each weekend.  Hmmmm.  Well, that is something to think about.  Let me know YOUR thoughts.  If you want to know what those look like, I tagged them as Inspirational Songs.

One last quote before we shut this one down:

"It ain't easy having pals."         Charley Bowdre, Young Guns


  1. Heck, I remember when MTV used to play music videos. I know - crazy!!

  2. I'd love to see a Saturday post about 80's music and, I'm with Alex, I remember when MTV used to play music :)

  3. HA!! I LOVE 'Young Guns!!!' And I loved the sequel as well!!!

    I also remember when MTV had videos!

    Thank you for your comment over at my place... you sure are good for my ego!! :o)


  4. My human loves "Young Guns". And he likes "Dire Straits" something about them wanting their MTV..

    Pawsitive western wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

  5. I didn't really care for Young Guns, I know, I know, shocking! My favorite western movie is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

  6. Young guns! Man were those guys hot! Deep I know.

  7. Alex ~ I am going to take that as YES to revitalizing the Saturday post.

    Mark ~ Hahaha. Even though I have only read your blog a short time, I kinda thought you'd fall on the Go side of bringing the Saturday blog back. I miss MTV... back when it was good.

    Shoes ~ It's fun watching the clips from movies we love. And songs we love. And going back in time to a better time. As in to a time when MTV was actually great. And I only tell the truth when I comment... so there:D

    Klahanie ~ Your human is pretty smart. I think he should bombard MTV with Dire Straits songs. Maybe they will get the hint. If he decides to go on this crusade, let me know. I will be happy to help. I, too, miss my MTV.

    Yvonne ~ Say it isn't so...

    Christine ~ You are wading in a shallow pond girl. But I agree. They were really hot. But, they also really embraced the characters. Emilio, in particular, really brought a special brand of crazy to the screen playing Billy The Kid. And some of the looks Doc (Kiefer Sutherland) would shoot him were priceless. The acting really was outstanding. Makes me think I need to add it back to my movie re-watch list.

  8. I'm all for blogging about music!

    MTV also made it impossible to get a music career if you were not a model.

    Would Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell or Rickie Lee Jones have gotten record deals if they started post-MTV?


  9. I didn't love Young Guns, but Emilio Estevez AND Keifer Sutherland? Uh. Yes please!

    You should do the 80's thing. Totally. I would be all over it!

  10. I use movie quotes like DiNozzo from NCIS. Yes, revitalize the Saturday post. Go ahead. Make my day.

  11. Sadly, I'm the wrong generation for the 80's music posts. By the 80's, I'd given up staying current on music and reverted to the "oldies" (60's).

  12. Well, if you enjoyed that little fluff piece each weekend, you should do what brings you joy. In short... j.u.s.t. d.o. i.t. I remember the eighties very well, bad fashion and all...

  13. I'd love for you to do that feature again. I'm a new reader, but it sounds awesome! I'm with The Blue Grumpster - I graduated high school in 1984 and remember it. I feel a post coming on...

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

  14. DiscConnected ~ That was all part of the fun of the Saturday post. Who really worked MTV and who didn't. Some bands and singers figured out early on how to make a GREAT video and others kept putting up videos of them playing live in concert and calling it a video. They didn't get that a video could be a mini-movie and another vehicle for the success of their single.

    Gini ~ I am actually getting excited about my Saturday post what with all of this support!

    JJ ~ Hahahaha. You just DiNozzo'd me. But, I think I will.

    LD ~ You might still enjoy the music posts. I don't just post the songs. I also include some history about the band/singer as I remember it. I also dish about how it related to me. And I always included in that Saturday post one song that was Inspirational to me on that day. It could come from any time period. So, you might just read or listen or do a bit of both.

    The Blue Grumpster ~ Sadly, some of that bad fashion is coming back. Everything always comes back around... unfortunately.

    Tina ~ It really was awesome. Just writing about it reminds me of how much I enjoyed it. I hope everyone else will like it when it comes back to this blog near you:)

  15. Around here, my husband and I really love Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven'. I never would have watched it if not for my husband and I'm so glad I did. That movie is full of some real gem quotes. For me there's just something about when Bill Munny says- "You better bury Ned right, and don't go cuttin' up... nor otherwise harm no whores, or I'll come back and kill every one of you sons-a-bitches."
    That movie was really the beginning of me finding out that my intellectual husband has a bit of this secret love of super manly movies where the main character is an uber-macho guy that usually kills everything he comes in contact with. Think Rambo or Die Hard type stuff.
    Maybe that's why he digs pictures of me holding high powered weapons! Everybody has their thing, I guess!


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