Theories That Didn't Pan Out
Mr. Poodie Locke, Willie Nelson's stage manager for almost 30 years, has heard and seen it all. And, he doesn't mind telling it the way it is, or the way it was.
Locke credits Dennis Hopper as being the most interesting person he's ever met because, "He was the '60s, '70s, '80s and the '90s." Locke claims, "Dennis is a time bomb fixin’ to go off. He would eat five pounds of mushrooms, get naked and scale the Golden Gate Bridge. One time in Peru in the '70s, he ate a bunch of mushrooms and climbed a high line pole naked. Every one of his wives would catch him doing something always when he was naked, and he never could defend himself."
Long before he was an "Easy Rider", Dennis Hopper also worked at a Jack in the Box restaurant in La Mesa, Calif. Almost uncannily, Jack's website also states the Golden Gate Bridge is 11,200 Jumbo Jacks long...
The Edward Hopper Theory
Edward Hopper (1882-1967), the heralded American realist painter of the inter-war era is best known for his work "Nighthawks". However, the artist is also recognized for his many beautiful paintings of seascapes, ships and lighthouses. Interestingly, he was also known for his extremely large hands. Coincidentally, his wife, the outspoken, gregarious Josephine Nivison, herself an artist, once bit Hopper in the hand, all the way to the bone during a heated arguement...
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