THe OG: Remembering Mississippi’s original ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’

By CLARK HICKS,

In 1975, I met the original Rhinestone Cowboy.  At least, that’s what he said, and my 9 year old self believed him.

Loy Bowlin had a vision in his later years.  Frequented by dreams of sparkles, color, and heavenly radiance, Bowlin began creating handmade art like a mad genius, with hands divinely directed. 


Column: Fear factors

By CLARK HICKS,

I had three fears as a child. I am not talking about casual trepidation. No, I mean shake you to the core fear, the kind that keeps you up at night, never ceases, and refuses to lose its grip.

Mind you, I was around 5 or 6 years old, had a vivid imagination, and likely displayed early obsessive compulsiveness.










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