In 2010 Robby Romero and Michael McCormick convinced then N.M. Governor, Bill Richardson, to proclaim, May 17th, Dennis Hopper’s Birthday, as Dennis Hopper Day in the State of New Mexico.
Robby Romero has been MIA on taoStyle for over a year.
When Dennis Hopper passed away just a couple of weeks after his 74th birthday in May 2010, American Pop Culture lost one of its greatest iconoclastic figureheads.
“I was born in Dodge City, Kansas, on a farm, in 1936. I followed the light changing on the horizon” Dennis Hopper
If you live in Taos or have visited over the past week or so, I’m certain you’ve seen the green horse and (resting) rider on the front of the building across from Smiths.
“I feel that as humans, as participants and beings that walk upon this earth, it is our responsibility to help the earth. We all need to take steps towards a clean and healthy future regarding animals, humans, plants, and the various ecosystems.” Ta’Kaiya Blaney
Over two decades ago, Robby Romero created several public service announcements for MTV’s Free Your Mind Campaign. These video clips helped to dispel long-held misconceptions about Native Peoples in Popular Culture.
Robby Romero’s teens began a year early on his twelfth birthday here in Taos at the Mabel Dodge Lujan House. Dennis Hopper owned the house at the time and during his long residency there, his Mud Palace was the talk of the town. The stories still circulate all these years later.
One of hippest places in town for live music is out of town actually, across the road from our soon to be expanded (just a little) airport. Taos Mesa Brewing opened in the Summer of 2012 and they’ve been rockin’ the Mesa ever since.
Robby Romero’s musical roots run deep. He was born with them. You couldn’t make up this story, a life so charmed and filled with a cast of characters most only get to dream about.