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January 8, 2020

Vietnam: Getting In / Getting Out

July 26, 2019

The Rent Horse Kid

June 16, 2019

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

June 13, 2019

Ventura at 4AM / THIS USA: Origins

July 12, 2018

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

October 18, 2017

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June 10, 2020

My sometimes exciting career as an Austin cab driver began in 1977 when, looking for something better from a base of zero, I walked to 90 East Avenue, home of Roy’s Taxi, for the shortest job interview I’ve ever had. East Avenue...

August 27, 2018

The first time most of the wider world ever heard of Lubbock was after several people saw a group of bright lights zooming across the skies over the city in 1951. Witnesses, including three Texas Tech professors, described them...

July 25, 2018

The first car I bought after I left home was a 1961 Corvair station wagon, the car that Ralph Nader wrote about in Unsafe at Any Speed. Even if I’d read the book, which I hadn’t, I probably would’ve bought the car anyway. A Sant...

May 31, 2018

My own experience verifies what cops have told me — that 10 percent of the criminal population commits 90 percent of all the crimes they investigate. That 10 percent represents the best and the brightest of the criminal element....

April 16, 2018

Before the meter clicks even more time on my taxi memoirs, let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation to certain members of the Austin Police Department, circa 1977-84. Without them I would probably h...

March 10, 2018

The passenger I would know only as Bozo turned out to be the only Anglo I ever picked up at the Green Spot, the only hippie and the only fare from there who was waiting outside when I pulled up. Later I found out how he had just...

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'Round the 'Net

A mob of the MAGA persuasion

Conducted a statehouse invasion.

Though heavily armed,

They parted unharmed,

And that's how you know they're Caucasian.

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

The RAT File 
Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
Short films and stories about the political & social turmoil in the 60's as seen thru the New York underground newspaper RAT
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Music from
Todd Samusson
Working Class Heart - Todd Samusson
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On the Right Side of the Brain - Todd samusson
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R. Crumb

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