got a mail from my buddy DR. KAI HOFFMANN with this wonderful music hint: MY DARLING CLEMENTINE from the UK. here just some reviews to their newest and second album THE RECONCILIATION?

“This is a great album. A finely crafted all original tribute to the classic country duet” | The Guardian

”One of the most exquisitely pained American country albums of the year comes from this British couple” | New York Daily News – Top Ten Album of the week

“A baker’s dozen of originals that sound like they came straight out of the June/Johnny-Emmylou/Gram-Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood catalogs. This is as authentic as anything out of Nashville or Texas…A batch of superb C&W corkers.” | American Songwriter, USA  **** 4/5

“Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the best British country record ever!” | Duncan Warwick, Editor – Country Music People.

“Truly a great record” | Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers)

and now watch the vids and listen to the music. it is really nice. have a great sunday! pics & vids | MY DARLING CLEMENTINE


nice to have a wife who finds things that are not forgotten but somewhere stored in the house you can’t remember … so it happened with my beloved TEXAS UNIVERSITY RING i bought more than 10 years ago. i remember the day and the place where i got it as it was yesterday. i found this piece while walking through an antique market in frankfurt/main germany with my wife. i wasn’t searching for a college ring or something like this. but the ring was like a magnet. i went to a sales booth saw it in the display case, knewing i must have it. but after asking the seller for the price we went away. but i couldn’t get the ring out of my head. after we were back in darmstadt, i went to the bank to get the money i wanted to spend – less than the seller rather wanted.  so i drove back the 40 kilometers back to the antique market. i told the seller which price i would pay and he gave the ring to me. i love this extraordinary piece and i think it is a good combination with my, no, little LEVI’s ring, he get it when he will be 18 years old. pics | LTG


it is a long time ago, getting this boot as a present from my wife: a custom made MORNING GLORY retro inlay cowboy boot. i think it must have been around 2000 when we did this custom order at, el paso, texas. the website was really small at this time compared to the actual look and contents. and the custom made boots got really expensive. wow, damn! the MORNING GLORY was my 2nd boot JOEY SANCHEZ and his guys did for me. it was a really smooth deal and i was so happy when i got my boots. perfect work. and this boot is still one of my most beautiful shoes i own.

“The Morning Glory boot was inspired by a walk in the park on a spring day in Dallas Texas. They feature beautiful inlaid flowers and stems and have matching wing tips.”
date of buying | about 2000 custom order 
size | 10 D
height | 13 inch
leather | smooth calf leather
pull loops | yes
toe | E custom 1/2 inch
sole | double leather
heel height | 2 inches style no. 7
design | Yellow vamp with Cognac wingtips, 
Chocolate tops with Cognac leaves and vines, 
Inlaid Red morning glory blossoms
insole | leather
welt | 3/4 welt
category | classic western boot
handmade in TEXAS, USA pics | LTG