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

June 13, 2019

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

The Randy List / English is Difficult

June 30, 2017

The Randy List / V.P. or V.I.P.?

May 5, 2017

Ventura at 4am / Pilgrims Were Refugees

May 1, 2017

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November 22, 2019

            Be prepared.

                – Boy Scout motto                        

I didn’t intend spendi...

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...

He who calls me THE ugliest of writers shall have not his name spoken. Nor of the publication nor broadcast nor streaming service failing to expose the open wound in the head of the head of our grated nation from which the eels,...

June 16, 2019

At some point during my fourteenth yearI decided I wanted a life on the range; riding a horse, chasing dogies, strumming lonesome cowboy songs on my old guitar.  I swooned over cowboy trappings and began to exhibit a passion for...

From the Writer Formerly Known as "BigBoy"

Yes, I was born on a mountaintop (no longer there) in Santa Anna, Texas. No, I was not ridden out of Odessa on a rail back in the Sixties. I saw attending The University of Texas in Aust...

If George Washington had declared a National Emergency he might have abolished political parties. In his farewell address he called party politics “potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabl...

By the time you read this the “Wall” controversy may have changed. Trump may have declared a National Emergency in order to detract from the National Emergency that is his Presidency. Or he may deny he meant Mexico will PAY for...

December 25, 2018

It’s been hard to keep up with the fast-breaking stories at year’s end. I may have confused a few events, but here’s a capsule review.

Vladimir Putin ordered all American troops sent home from Syria. They will be deployed along t...

On an unseasonably warm (is warm ever “unseasonable” any more?) day in mid-October 2015, Travis Redfish headed North in his orange 1970 El Camino. His destination – New York City. His purpose – a delivery. His cargo – a suitcase...

October 18, 2018

George Rains has had a life fuller than most, as exemplified both by his great musical reputation and by the following stories, each told with his straightforward honesty and solid back beat. For someone who started playing drum...

August 23, 2018

As loath as I am to relate stories that may be lacking in veracity, I feel compelled to share this narrative. Very recently, an acquaintance of mine known as Travis Redfish approached me with a tale so astonishing, I knew not wh...

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...

June 29, 2018

My father would shoot me for even broaching this subject. But he’s dead, so I proceed with limited fear. Much has changed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791. Women can vote. Black people can buy firearms. One gun 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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Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
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