Thursday, December 8, 2016

Outlaws LBC 12/9/2016

Truth be told,  I have been so sick the last 3-4 weeks I decided to pas on this weeks topic. Thn I saw it and was quickly energized by the thought of this - one of the most kick-ass tunes ever recorded

That should be enough energy to suck to finish the post.

Outlaws have been romanticizes since the tales of Robin Hood - feared by the bad, loved by the good. that sure hooked me as a 5-yr old in Pueblo, Colorado

Here in the USA we romanticize several outlaws - like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Did they get out of South America?

All of that is well and good but the fact remains - most outlaws are genuine bad guys. Bonnie and Clyde were stone cold killers. So too were Jesse James, Billy the Kid maybe even so-called hero of the west Wyatt Earp.

It's  tough to romanticize the outlaws of the 20h Century .  There was very little steal from the rich and give to the  poor -just steal and kill.

Enter the 21st century and suddenly things change. Hacking jumps to the fore. Sites like Wikileaks leak thousands of documents, exposing warts and flaws of anyone they hack. Part whistle blower, part activist - your point of view likely rests on which side of the coin you choose to support. But the fact remains - they are still outlaws.

Curious what my cohorts have to say??  Ramana   Pravin


  1. We shared Robin Hood and while you focussed on the American outlaws, I did so on an Indian. The latter did become a legend and even a parliamentarian! Your choice of music and the clip on Butch and Sundance brought back a lot of memories too.

  2. most of the early west is and always will be romanticized.
    there's just something about that era. the lonely cowboy.
    and shackman...
    please. get well SOON! xo♥

  3. I much prefer Frankie Laine's interpretation and musical background for Ghost Riders...but to each his own. Outlaws are outlaws no matter how much they're romanticized.