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Taking pride in the West

By CHARLIE DENISON What is it about the old cowboy music that brings such joy to Central Montanans and people all over the country? What is it that attracts so many people to the old way of life? As Ranger … Continue reading

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The glory of true love: a happy groom reflects on the big day

Having been a groomsman close to 10 times, I thought I knew a thing or two about what it’d be like to get married. I thought I’d know what it’d be like to be the groom. Boy, was I wrong. … Continue reading

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Need Your Love

“I need your love. I need it right away. I love you every night and day.” – Hambone, “Need Your Love” October 28, 2007“Do you want to eat here?” I asked.“No,” Hambone said, his long hands holding his head up, … Continue reading

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How to give a good toast

We all know that you don’t have to be a public speaker to be a best man or a maid of honor. The only requirement for the position is being a best friend. It’s not a job, it’s an honor … Continue reading

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“Crashing” the Indy 500

I was back in my hometown of Fishers, Indiana, driving in for the weekend from Kentucky, where I was going to school at the University of Louisville. For some extra cash, I turned to bartending, graduating as a “certified mixologist” … Continue reading

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‘Jingling’ proves lucrative after all

I always thought it’d be fun to record a jingle. Think about it. “Mentos,” “My Buddy,” “Kit Kat,” “Oscar Mayer Wiener,” “Folgers.” All those little ditties just come alive in your head, don’t they? “Fresh goes better, Mentos freshness, fresh … Continue reading

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Three and a half years ago I went to the Rudyard Kipling in downtown Louisville, Ky. to work the door and support my friend Hambone, who was playing music full time. At the time, Hambone was a one-man band, playing … Continue reading

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CD Release Party in Wibaux: a dream realized

CD Release Party in Wibaux: a dream realized by CHARLIE DENISON In the two and a half years I was in Eastern Montana, one magical night stands out more than any other. Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Beaver Creek Brewery. … Continue reading

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Why I Wear a Fedora

My name is Charlie, and I wear a fedora. I’ve been wearing one for two years now. Many times I think nothing of it. On a recent trip to Boston, however, I read your anonymous grip on fedora wearers, grouping … Continue reading

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Remembering Brett

“It’s snowing,” he said. “It’s beautiful.” That’s the last thing I heard Brett say before we got cut off. I was driving out to Intake, one of the best-known fishing access sites in Eastern Montana, 17 miles north of Glendive, … Continue reading

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