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RCMontgomery.net is the personal weblog of writer and amateur folklorist R.C. Montgomery. Here may be found ramblings and ruminations regarding music, history, music history, most anything related to Texas, and surely a great many more things that have not yet even crossed my mind.
About the Author…
As strongly implied by the title of this website, I am R.C. Montgomery. That stands for Robert Connor, but I usually go by my middle name to avoid confusion with the movie star. Among the handful of things that I am, the one that springs most aptly to the forefront is “writer”, a field in which I claim dubious merit, but to which I apply most of my ambitions, for I lack any significant skill in any other. Some other apt descriptors I might apply to myself would include song collector and autodidactic folklorist, amateur historian, devoted lover of music, rabid historical preservation and natural conservation advocate, occasional semi-smart dresser, unabashed regionalist Texan, fair-to-middling guitar picker, hopeless nostalgic, and self-described “maverick”; if I were had enough money they might honor me with the title of eccentric, but I’m not, so I suppose that makes me just a rather strange and peculiar individual. Much to my eternal detriment, it seems that I have always had my head stuck in the past, haunted by ghosts from before my time, fueling an inexplicable yearning for experiences that were never my own, and it is that which seems to fuel many of my endeavors; that may sound hokey, but I swear to you that it’s the truth.
I was born deep in the heart of the greatest state on earth just a few miles outside of the fair city of Fort Worth in the town of Bedford, in the waning years of the twentieth century. My familial roots in the land can be traced much farther, through eight generations, all the way back to the Texas Ranger and revolutionary hero Ben McCulloch—my second cousin, six times removed—who traveled with Davy Crockett to the Mexican colony in 1835; my own great-great-great-great-great-grandparents (that’s five “greats”) arrived in the Republic of Texas around ten years later as founding residents of the county of Van Zandt, siring both my own noble bloodline and that of my dearest first cousin, thrice-removed, Ernest Tubb (whom I mention only out of pride and admiration). Perhaps it’s looking back on all the history behind me that likewise instilled Texas deep in my own heart, and fostered my interest in preserving the traditions and folkways—and physical reminders—of the people who came before me in this great land. Now, I certainly hope all the preceding auto-adulation doesn’t put me across as having a swelled head, because I sincerely don’t believe that to be the case.
About the Website…
RCMontgomery.net first went live in the wee hours of September 26, 2019. Its creator, R. Connor Montgomery, has previously (and presently) served as the webmaster of Old Time Blues—the internet’s finest repository of 78 RPM records (if I do say so myself)—since 2015, and of Fett1138.net—home of the Star Wars fan group, the Followers of Mandalore—since 2009.
This website uses WordPress with the Twenty Eleven theme; the background image comes from circa 1920s postcard of Fredericksburg, Texas, in author’s collection. Logo typeface is “Morphine” font by Billy Argel, licensed free for personal use (for which this site, involving no monetary gain or exchange whatsoever, should qualify). Site logo and favicon was created with Monogram Frames free online monogram maker, licensed free for personal use with attribution.