Skip to main content



Vaya Con Dios

We’ve just hit a milestone at 4 Color Cowboy—our post on Mexican cookbook Villa Montaña Cuisine was our 200th. It’s been great fun, but regretfully the blog will need to be placed on hold for the unspecified future. Ever since 4 Color Cowboy migrated from Tumblr to Blogger two years ago, it was my goal that the obscure books, brochures, magazines and other printed ephemera highlighted reveal a bit about us and how we consume information. Whether the subject was a small town in 1970s Pennsylvania, religion-soaked etiquette for 1930s kids, or keeping parakeets as pets in the 1950s, each item served as a cool mini-research project for the attitudes, people and aesthetics of the eras they came from. Although it was time-consuming, the geeky wannabe-librarian in me delighted in putting together each and every one of these posts. In this age of mega-corporations serving up regurgitated nostalgia for the masses, there was something of a subversive thrill in sharing forgotten pieces of the pa…

Latest Posts

Villa Montaña Cuisine

A Very Naughty Girl

Madman’s Memory

Good Manners for Boys and Girls

Riding Bareback to Las Vegas: An Autobiography

The Workbasket, June 1976