When I joined this robust and trigger-happy band of banditos, back-stabbers, whore-mongers, undertakers, crooked bank-clerks, and thoroughly down-to-earth 'nice', but 'cordite-friendly' reprobates, I felt extremely privileged....
Several years later..... I still do!!
Along the way, I have encountered (on the web-board) ....(this sounds like a Batman-prop!!)....many interesting and extremely likable fans of the greatest genre on earth - the 'Speggie'!!!
(Am I the only person on earth who calls them 'Speggies'??)
There are many magnificent and like-minded 'Companeros' that I would dearly like to meet one day.....if only to say that I have encountered a select few stalwarts of the web-base:
These stalwarts (bearing in mind that this is only a small selection) , are 'Sebastian'; 'The Reverend;
Phil H.; 'Yodlaf', 'Silver'....the list of 'character actors' that I consistently read is never-ending.....
for what makes 'SWDB' important in my own, personal life......
In the past few years, my own journey began by producing my very own 'Spaghetti Western' Menu', which I had decided to write, and followed one of my last ever trips to my beloved Almeria.
In my menu, I included a host od Spanish/Italian pasta etc. dishes, that (even now) find their way on to my table on a Winter evening in the UK.
My first initial thought- on joining 'SWDB' was - "How is it possible that, after all this time, I have now discovered such a mixed band of trigger-happy fans, who are as mad about the genre as I am!"
It was a beautiful moment.
Afterword: All I seem to do nowadays is contribute to the 'R.I.P.' section.........could someone please re-name me 'THE UNDERTAKER'!!!
All the best, Companeros....