Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

WHY NOT? / Crazy About Trump

March 25, 2018


January 17, 2018

The Lunch Guys / Sexual Abuse, Al Franken & the Desire for 'Purity'

December 21, 2017

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

Doug Sahm: Family Man & Night of the Living Blues

September 30, 2017

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October 30, 2019

The old is always new and the new is always getting older. As soon as it appears,

the new takes its place in time, which blesses it with character. The new is no

longer what it was, but neither is the old. Both get older and, in...

When Donald Trump recently tweeted a dark warning of a “Civil War like fracture in this Nation” were he to be impeached, it was further evidence of his Administration’s troubled relationship with that period in American his...

October 29, 2019

When moving to a foreign country (in this case Florida), adjustments must be made. First up — getting one’s papers in order. The local DMV was shockingly efficient. But even more shocking was looking at my new driver’s license a...

October 23, 2019

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY —– Missing the Point

The most important element of the 2020 election stood unnoticed in plain sight from start to finish in October’s Democratic presidential debate. The doubly centrist combine of CNN and The...

October 9, 2019

Every tenderfoot city-bred person like myself would benefit by reading my friend Stanley Crawford’s new work, The Garlic Papers — A Small Garlic Farm In The Age Of Global Vampires,  if only to get the feel of how many skills and...

October 9, 2019

Pieta Brown


There aren’t any other singers like Pieta Brown. She has a sensuous way of blending the sound of air with music notes that result in magic. It’s as if the clock stops and life’s fascinating mysteries are frozen...

September 4, 2019

Shane Alexander

A Life Like Ours

Is it possible to find an album that feels so right, so true, so, well, spiritual, that it feels like life has just turned the bend into the 1970s and the past fifty years of broken promises and de...

September 3, 2019


Woodstock was the buzz. At RAT we were getting calls from underground papers around the country about the “Aquarian Festival”. Abbie chugged into RAT, “What do you think of Wood...

August 13, 2019

This beautiful world is a garden of flowers . . .

This beautiful world is a city of pain . . .

This beautiful evening it’s time to rock and roll

Mandy Mercier

Time flies, fun or no fun.

Deborah Milosevich

Here is Woodstock remembered...

August 13, 2019

     The Lunch Guys are: to RRandy Alfred (editor & writer)Dan Hubig (artist)Jeffrey Klein (former editor of Mother Jones & West magazines)Jerry Barrish (artist & bail bondsman), Larry Gonick (cartoonist...

August 9, 2019

A Three-Part Account of My Experience

Part III: A Grenade, A Chicken, and The Bird Home

On June 7, 1969, I woke up at 5 AM and made sure my M16 was in working order. My company of the 101st Airborne was camped on top of a hill i...

August 2, 2019

A Three-Part Account of My Experience    

PART II: Hello Vietnam, I Really Must Be Going  


At the c...

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Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen


to see the Film

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