Tonight, Roger Clyne, of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, launches his “Arizona Highways” Tour. He’ll be playing in Sedona, Flagstaff, Tombstone, Tucson and Bisbee, now through April 30. For concert details, visit http://www.azpeacemakers.com.
Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve will take the stage during tonight’s show in Sedona to discuss our State Parks promotion. In the meantime, check out what Roger has to say about life on the highways.
What’s the best way to travel the Arizona highways — tour bus, vintage car or motorcycle with sidecar?
Horse! If no horse will take the job, a topless, powder blue, 1974 Toyota Landcruiser (broken speedometer, of course) is my chariot of choice.
We’re working to save our State Parks. Which is your favorite?
I love Patagonia Lake. I have fond memories of fishing from an aluminum rowboat there with my grandfather. Now, I take my own family out for a slow day of drifting and angling. Bring a good, shady sombrero; cool beverages; and a sandwich — and be sure to watch the skies during chubasco season! The storms are fast and powerful, and you don’t want to be caught out on open water if the clouds start throwing lightning around.
If you could rock out with any Arizona icon, living or dead, who would it be?
Edward Abbey. Though “Cactus Ed” was not a musician, his writings, poetry and philosophy remain one of the strongest influences in my artistic career and personal life. A copy of A Voice Crying in the Wilderness sits on the amp in my writing room. A favorite quote is, “Life without music would be an intolerable insult.” I’d love to chew the fat with him around some lonely campfire in the middle of nowhere, drain a few beer cans, strum and chant. Perhaps Ed could play cowbell …
Complete this sentence: Love is a ____; peace is a ____; rock and roll is ____.
Love is a MAP; peace is a FULL CANTEEN; rock and roll is THE ENDLESS HORIZON.
Say you wanted to serenade a saguaro. What would you tell it?
Keep talkin’. Someday we’ll understand.
— Kelly Kramer, Associate Editor