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Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:49 am

A southafrican airline is offering to give Kate Middleton and Prince William a head of cattle for their upcoming royal wedding :)
I thought that this was quite an inventive form of marketing :)

here is the whole article :) enjoy

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/kulu ... 6005517773

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:41 am

Danny wrote:
A southafrican airline is offering to give Kate Middleton and Prince William a head of cattle for their upcoming royal wedding


Danny I'm wondering. What are they going to do with it?

I'm sure that in Arizona, they'd serve it to the wedding guests.

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Ed Brown says.

I've read all kinds of cookbooks,
But never have I found
A recipe for cow cow's head
That's cooked under the ground.

An Arizona puncher
First spilled the news to me
That it ain't only edible
But quite a delicacy.

The reason it's cooked outside
He blamed upon his spouse:
His wife won't let him bring
The ugly devils in the house.

How many folks will a cow's head serve?
He explained to me while grinnin',
"One head will serve ten cowboys,
Or a hundred hungry women!"


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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:05 pm

That was thoroughly enjoyable Pal.
We have something very similar in oz ... it is called "bush poetry" and it has a very very long tradition.
Some of australia's best known poetry falls into this category.
I will have to go and find one now to share :)

I really enjoyed the humour in it :) which is a prominent feature of most bush poetry too
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:28 am

Danny wrote::
We have something very similar in oz ... it is called "bush poetry" and it has a very very long tradition.


Yes Danny "bush poetry" is not unfamiliar to me.

Some years back "Bush Poetry" had a big part in Elko Nevada's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and several Australian poets were featured and took part that year.

Australian Poets have often taken part in Elko's annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Last year the popular Australian “bush poet" Milton Taylor was invited back and for the first time "bush poet" Carol Heuchan took the stage. Carol's poems “Rosie” “Angels on Horseback” and “Tacky Hacky” were hugely popular and she received a standing ovation which brought her to tears.

Image Milton Taylor "has spent his life working in the Australian sheep shearing industry. During his childhood, poetry and yarn-spinning were considered important social skills, and he learned many poems and stories from his father. Milton actively preserves poetry of the traditional Australian poets, such as Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson, and feels that by teaching traditional poetry to the younger generation they can gain a greater appreciation for history. Milton currently lives and works on a large sheep operation in New South Wales, Australia."
Unfortunately, it turned out that Milton was not able to attend.

Listen to Milton Taylor recite the the poem Boko Written by Julian "Curlew"/"Saladin" Stuart (1886-1929): http://www.westernfolklife.org/site1/im ... r_Boko.mp3


Image Carol Heuchan "(pronounced 'Hugh Can') lives in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Up until about five years ago, Carol taught riding, competed intensively with her show horses, served on many panels and committees and judged throughout Australia and internationally. Her first book 'Horseplay' led her to the world of Bush Poetry and success followed success."


Get your "Australian Bush Poetry" here:
http://www.westernfolklife.org/site1/in ... ducts.html

Ballad of the Drover

Across the stony ridges,
Across the rolling plain,
Young Harry Dale, the drover,
Comes riding home again.

And well his stock-horse bears him,
And light of heart is he,
And ...

Poem by Henry Lawson, born 1867 in New South Wales,... "He worked in the bush and traveled throughout Australia and New Zealand. Lawson's poetry and short stories are beloved Australian classics."

Check him out:
http://www.cowboypoetry.com/henrylawson.htm
Also:
http://www.cowboypoetry.com/abpaterson.htm
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:52 am

:) Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson are the best known poets down under and rightly so.
I never knew that they do gatherings for Cowboy poetry.... i really love America's diversity :)

Waltzing Matilda by Patterson was considered for the national anthem and to many it is the Unofficial national Anthem

I have a friend who lives in Calgary and I have always wanted to attend the "Stampede"they do there.... as i have a couple of mates that love bull riding.... that is one tough tough sport let me tell ya... and in america its is quite lucrative... my friends are in the semipro circuit here so they arent quite at the level to go overseas yet

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:09 am

Danny wrote:
I have always wanted to attend the "Stampede"

Well Danny, so have I, I hope you do get to Calgary some day and when you do, keep it in mind that the "Stampede" is much more than just a rodeo, it's a 10 day extravaganze billed as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth"! http://cs.calgarystampede.com/

There's hundreds of things going on and each day starts with free pancakes, bacon or sausages and eggs served chuck-wagon style. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g1549 ... .More.html Store owners and their employees, wearing aprons and white cowboy hats, cook pancakes on large grills and serve coffee and juice from covered wagons.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG7VXm-N2YA&NR=1

The "Western Showcase" features Cowboy music and poetry, I wouldn't want to miss that, :)
http://westernshowcase.com/wow-performe ... rtson.html and take along your checkerboard. I feel sure that with more than a million visitors someone would give you a pick-up game or two.

i have a couple of mates that love bull riding.... that is one tough tough sport let me tell ya...

I love all the events of a traditional rodeo and my wife and I along with the kids attended the Circle City Grand National Rodeo many times but it is no more. In resent years it's been replaced by the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series' Jack Daniel's Invitational.

You may be interested in knowing that Ben Jones from New South Wales, Australia (currently 3rd in the BFTS 2011 Standings) finished tied for 15-17 place in the event average along with Pistol Robinson and Jason O'Hearn (also from New South Wales, Australia) here in Indianapolis 2 weeks ago.

Brendon Clark from Morpeth, Australia bucked off of his bulls and didn't get a score here but check out this Built Ford Tough "Invasion of the Bulls" promo video he did at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the event. (A few days later the 3 inches of ice arrived, LOL, his cowboy boots wouldn't have had any traction then!)
Image http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNkLcsjENUs
A little note of interest: Randy Bernard was the CEO of Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) from 1995 until he resigned last year (2010) to become the CEO of the Indy Racing League.

Here's a Built Ford Tough truck load of videos on Brendon Clark:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... clark&aq=f

Also Ben Johnson dancing "Australian Style" I guess. :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... jones&aq=f

And Jason O'Hearn: ("Team Australia")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biIkt4QMj1U

Cowboys from Australia are as tough as they come!
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:36 am

Maybe Checkers could takes some lessons from Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR).

Based in Pueblo, Colorado, the PBR was organized in 1992 by 21 bull riders (Pooling their money together $1000.00 each.) and has grown into an international organization which includes PBR Australia, PBR Brazil, PBR Canada, and PBR Mexico. They have more than 300 events each year and have awarded more than 1 billion dollars in total prize money since it's beginning.

ImageBut then again, while millions are willing to pay to see a few cowboys risk their lives riding bulls, not many (if any) are willing to pay to see someone play checkers. Can you imagine in your mind's eye a match between James Wylie and Marion Tinsley, probably only draw a small crowd and no TV coverage. I guess it's no secret that checkers is not a spectator sport and probably never will be.

I guess I'll just keep playing checkers, it's more fun and I know it's a lot safer than riding bulls. :)

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:03 am

Some years back "Bush Poetry" had a big part in Elko Nevada's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and several Australian poets were featured and took part that year.

Danny,

I found the year, it was 1990, (Wow, how time flys.) "The Sixth Cowboy Poetry Gathering", Elko Nevada.

1990 Program:
http://www.westernfolklife.org/site1/im ... /index.htm

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Biographies of the Australian Poets:
http://www.westernfolklife.org/site1/im ... 1990_5.htm

1990 Keynote Address: By Ranald Chandler
http://www.westernfolklife.org/site1/im ... andler.mp3
Along with the poem "Are There Cowboys in Australia?"
by Martin J. Bergin
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Ted Egan and his wife Nerys Evans,
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... -egan&aq=f

Bill H. Gunn,
"In the Droving Days" Poem by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson recited by Bill Gunn:
http://www.westernfolklife.org/site1/ba ... listen.gif


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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:43 pm

I havent finished checking out all the links Pal . but i will :)
thanks a lot for that.... my fathers family comes from a "working the land" humble background and i have a certain affinity to that.
On weekends every now and then i walk around everywhere with my Akubra hat on and this causes no small amount of laughs by my family and friends, but they are used to it by now.
I think there are certain values that have been lost now that we dont live on the land anymore.

this topic fascinates me and i hope we keep going for a while.
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:59 pm

Danny wrote:
On weekends every now and then i walk around everywhere with my Akubra hat on and this causes no small amount of laughs by my family and friends, but

Also:
this topic fascinates me and i hope we keep going for a while.

Okay Danny,

Maybe you can tell, this topic fascinates me also. Maybe we can even say I have an obsession for it along with checkers and a few other things, and besides it would put us in agreement with my wife. LOL :lol:

Anyway, I can't do it right now but later I'll add some information about the evolution of the hat.

I think you'll find it interesting.

Though there are thousands of miles of ocean separating us, there seems to be more similarities than differences in the links of the chain that connect our countries together.

Such as checkers, your country's drover and our country's cowboy heritages, Benjamin Dunkerley's "Akubra" bush hat and John B. Stetson's "Boss of the Plains" cowboy hat...

I'll add more later..."Pal"
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:28 am

Palomino wrote:Though there are thousands of miles of ocean separating us, there seems to be more similarities than differences in the links of the chain that connect our countries together.

Such as checkers, your country's drover and our country's cowboy heritages, Benjamin Dunkerley's "Akubra" bush hat and John B. Stetson's "Boss of the Plains" cowboy hat...

I'll add more later..."Pal"


Pal i always find the number of similarities and the concordances between USA and Australia uncanny. The only major differences are that America is a large population while we are almost insignificant at 22 odd million and the differences between southern and northern hemisphere.

We have fought together pretty much on every war since the early 19th century onwards. (on the same side of course)
The people that have populated both our countries have been pioneers, adventurers and outcasts from other lands. And they made the best of a truly inhospitable environment, creating a multi-cultural society that prides itself on freedom and self-reliance.
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby tommyc on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:43 pm

The people that have populated both our countries have been pioneers, adventurers and outcasts from other lands. And they made the best of a truly inhospitable environment, creating a multi-cultural society that prides itself on freedom and self-reliance.
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Indeed Danny your right ................POOR AULD PADDY amongst others hehehe/.Maybe thats the connection?
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:03 am

tommyc wrote:
Indeed Danny your right ................POOR AULD PADDY amongst others hehehe/.Maybe thats the connection?


Tommy i have no doubt at all that the dry aussie humour we enjoy so much is based primarily on poor auld paddy's quick wit :)
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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby Palomino on Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:44 am

Quoting from the web-site of Mary Wolf Duncan:
"It has been said that the Irish are the prime originators of country western music"
http://www.rangewriter.org/cowboyslament.htm

Listen and Compare: "The Bard of Armagh" with the tune of "The Dying Cowboy/Streets of Laredo"

"The Bard of Armagh" (Traditional Irish Ballad)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5GKrCi4 ... 9C686885D9

"The Dying Cowboy/Streets of Laredo" (Cowboy Song)
Backgroung music for Thomas A. Edison's (1894) short film "Bucking Broncho"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBAdptXKVKc

American Cowboy Singer, Michael Martin Murphey perfomed with the Black Irish Band November 13th, 2009 at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne California. They performed the classic Irish folk song "Bard of Armagh" along with the American Cowboy song "Streets of Laredo" The group was joined by one of Nashvilles best Guitar pickers, Pat Flynn.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EaGnsK2HSE

Also listen and compare:
Traditional Irish Song: "Old Orange Flute"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q99byGcXGWA
California Gold Rush Song: "Sweet Betsy From Pike"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QiU9_hguIM

Modern day Irish Cowboys are still writing and singing songs.
http://www.cowboypoetry.com/raydoyle.htm
Listen to Ray Doyle's song "The Emigrant Trail"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwo3RHWs ... dded#at=41

Ray also plays electric, acoustic, baritone, and mando guitars, and sings harmony with the popular western band
Wylie and the Wild West
. (I bet that Wylie can play a mean game of checkers.)

Listen to "The Sky Above, Mud Below" :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7kDWTsi ... re=related

Listen to the song "Kelly Green" http://www.myspace.com/tmf3ph by Cowboy poet/singer Paul Harris. http://www.cowboypoetry.com/paulharris.htm

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Re: Kate & Wills offered cows

Postby tommyc on Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:19 am

PAL..............AND HERES ANOTHER SPIN OFFF....RIPOFF?? OF THE BARD OF ARMAGH OR STREETS OF LAREDO..LOL Lyrics
Only The Heartaches
Based upon the classic "Streets Of Laredo"
Lyrics and Music by Walker, Edwins, Kennedy
Versions: Houston Wells & The Marksmen, Johnny Cash, Tex Ritter

There’s gold in the mountains
Gold in the valleys
Gold in the rivers
And Gold in the sea
Fortunes are waiting
For men to claim them
But only the heartaches are waiting for me

I left my home town one warm summer evening
Went down to the station to catch me a train
From west to Wyoming and into Missouri
And down to California to stake a gold claim

I met her at Ramsey because of my trouble
A woman of beauty for all men to see
She fed me dry whiskey and gave me a six gun
Now only the heartaches are waiting for me

There’s gold in the mountains
Gold in the valleys
Gold in the rivers
And Gold in the sea
Fortunes are waiting
For men to claim them
But only the heartaches are waiting for me

I’m so tired of fighting for the love of this woman
The notches on my gun are twenty and three
So I’m leaving my lover because of my trouble
And only the heartaches are waiting for me

There’s gold in the mountains
Gold in the valleys
Gold in the rivers
And Gold in the sea
Fortunes are waiting
For men to claim them
But only the heartaches are waiting for me
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