Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday Random Ten that sounds about right

A tidbit from this page:

In his biography, The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett gave the Kid a bad temper to make him seem more dangerous, so readers would think Garrett more heroic for going after such a dangerous outlaw. Of course, dime novelists ran with this idea, and therefore created the myth.

Not sure I entirely believe the Kid being easygoing all the time. His friends may have been biased. But always look out for people puffing the truth up to be bigshots.

1. Ladytron - Re: Agents
2. Patsy Cline - Crazy
3. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Little Triggers
4. Gogol Bordello - Underdog World Strike
5. Imperial Teen - Hanging About
6. Camper Van Beethoven - Northern California Girls
7. Tito Puente - Lush Life
8. The Beautiful South - Girlfriend
9. David Bowie - Up the Hill Backwards
10. Diana Krall - Do It Again


susan said...

I can't say I know anything at all about Billy the Kid, other than his name, but it seems likely the guy who wrote the article you linked to has a more reasonable assessment of his character than Garrett made out. Not unlike today life was hard back then especially for someone who went even a little way beyond the straight and narrow.

Excellent SR10 this time. Little Triggers and Underdog World Strike make good companion pieces to your post.

Ben said...

It's true that threatening behavior is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes that beholder is, for one reason or another, hypervigilant to a distorting degree.

There wasn't any conscious attempt to coordinate song choices with the post, but stranger things have happened. :)