Friday, November 19, 2010

New Author-Welcome

Hey gang.  Like just a quicky to say my Aunt Lydia has agreed to be an author.  She will be posting about Historical Society stuff...She's the president.  Meantime remember to get your blog name suggestions in.  Still nothing much received.  And people stop emailing me please!!  The point of blogging is to let you make comments.  The latest email rejects...Statue Stares, Rockman Canyon Spirits, Old Gold Fumes??? and Mountain Trolls...oh brother.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Naming Contest to Date

Greetings again Mudgapians!  I'm like out of it for the last month.  Around the clock recording sessions at the studio.  My group, Rusty Rock Rockers, got its album together, finally.  The hardest part was cover art for the cover which you need even though it doesn't really ever get sold as  a CD or anything.  We hope to get it on eBay soon and maybe Amazon.  Title is "Zippers and Zithers" and we got Aunt Maude to do the cover from a photo montage.  Cool stuff.  Can't wait to get it released.

Anyway I haven't had much time to get back to the village blog.  I got a lot of email about it even though not many people took the time to actually post comments.  So far I've gotten twenty-three suggested titles for the Blog but none are very good.  I'm going with Sierra Fangoso Fantasia until something better comes along.  Since the pikers that made the suggestions couldn't be bothered to sign on and post I won't trouble you with their lame ideas except for two which were "Mudgapopolis Daily" and "Bohannon's Ghost".  That gives you an idea.  Come on people!  Let's have some of that mountain creativity.  Contest is still on.   And keep an I out for the new album.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blog Title Contest

I got this email from our Mayor, Arnold Musgrove, saying he thought it would be good to have a community Blog.  I got the email about three weeks ago and he caught me today when I was in town for a recording session.  He was like, “What’s up with that?”  And I go, “Huh?”,  because I was into the recording session.  So, anyway, here is the new community blog and here’s Mayor Musgrove’s email.

“Hal, I’ve been talking to various members of the community and the Council and we’ve been thinking that having a Mudgap website is nice (, but it’s not enough.  We’re becoming a place with a decidedly twenty-first century soul, with our growing community of artists and writers as well as the eclectic mix of retirees and of course the old standby of the Army’s Camp Rockman and the tourists that flood through because of our wild west  and mining heritage.  We need something to add cohesion to the community spirit.  The Historical Society does a lot in this regard but people have been asking me about a municipal blog.  This would be a place where all of us could post our thoughts and activities and keep each other informed, not just about business matters or municipal matters but anything and everything that makes up the heart of this little town.

“There is the question of what to call the blog and I suggest we have a contest.  That could be the first organizing activity to kick off the blog and let everyone in town have their say.  Does this make sense, Hal?  We would really like your expertise and attention to this as soon as possible.”

So that’s it.  If you’re a Mudgap resident send in your suggested blog titles.  If you’re not a resident you can be an honorary resident anyway.  Just tell us what’s on your mind.  Or send us some pictures.  Or post your favorite recipe for  horny toad stew.