johnny_boggs_writer_western_books_authorSpur and Wrangler award-winning author of 40 books. His novel, Kill the Indian, will be out in June.

The Best Western I Saw:
Was undoubtedly something from Warner Archive on DVD, like Colorado Territory or Devil’s Doorway.

The Best Book I Read This Year:
David Crockett by Michael Wallis.

Book I Loved:
Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto.

The Problem with Today’s Westerns:
Soon somebody will learn not to copy HBO’s Deadwood (I hope).

Best Concert:
Hot Club of Cowtown, live and FREE on the Santa Fe Plaza.

Best Director:
Anthony Mann. Try topping Border Incident or Devil’s Doorway. Too bad he’s been dead 40 years.

Best Underrated Actor/Actress:
Wes Studi.

Best Screenwriter:
Kirk Ellis. His John Adams biopic still rocks!

Worst Plot Device:
The ticking clock.

Why I Have Hope:
The 2010 Viognier from Boulder Creek Winery.

Dream  Cast:
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Frankie Muniz, Penélope Cruz, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cary Elwes in a remake of The Magnificent Seven.

On 3D Movies:
Why would I pay extra to watch a P.O.S. movie?

Album of the Year:
Jon Chandler’s The Gang, because Jon Chandler promised me a bottle of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.

Rookie of the Year:
Jack Boggs, Santa Fe American Little League.

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