'Much as I like America (and I do) it's a rotten country. Bribery and corruption thrive here. Everyone seems to be in on some racket...'
"We got stopped by the police again this morning, Colin this time, and we had the Deputy Sheriff armed with two very fancy six shooters, and his name was Jake Lee..."
"They both looked about 100 and were completely drunk, and were driving a mule-drawn cart through the middle of the town..."
"There is one thing that I must tell you about and that is 'curlers'. American girls and women seem obsessed with curlers, and seem to spend 90% of their lives wearing them..."
'We saw a cattle auction, and we stopped and went in. It was in a roughly built wooden arena and there were lots of real cowboy looking types...'
...jazz bands playing the real Dixieland Jazz - it can't be any more real as this is where it originated - in the heart of Dixie. Dixie is a word which means south, and the neighbouring state of Alabama is known as the 'Heart of Dixie'...
The centre of it is the French Quarter and in particular Bourbon Street - which consists of nothing but bars with jazz, folk music, country and western music - in fact every kind of music. Also there are lots of bars-come-strip clubs...
"We get the same old jokes about tea, the Beatles, and 'old chap' - these are regulars but the favourite is that we drink 'hot beer'..."
Dining by the pool - then seeing farm workers in horse drawn wagons. The strange world of the deep south in 1965. 'It is scenes like this that amaze me about America...'
'It is so realistic that it is actually impossible to determine where the painting ends, and the physical scenery begins...the battle is relived, and the result is very impressive, and moving and memorable.'