Monthly Archives: August 2010

Blue Monday on KUT ended

Another nail in the homogenization coffin Austin is being put into. I am not exactly a huge Blues fan but I did catch Larry Monroe’s Monday-evening program pretty often since it was more interesting than the crappy commercial choices we … Continue reading

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1985 – Summer Part III: Grandma Maggi’s funeral and Split Enz

I’ll recap again, late May and June was spent in Illinois. Grandma Maggi was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I became better friends with my cousin Leesa. July was the tense, bellicose month in Florida despite visiting Disney World, EPCOT and … Continue reading

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Bad Universe was pretty cool!

It’s shows like Bad that make me miss having cable television. Dr. Plait definitely has a good presence for hosting. Even though the first episode was a live demonstration of his latest book, it still rocked to see a scale … Continue reading

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Hail to Officer King

It’s a huge relief to find good things at Hot Topic amongst all the usual crap they sell to the keep the lights on: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood (really), terrible Nu-Metal/Emo acts whose names are a sentence long, … Continue reading

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Austin has a Lego Store!

And only recently did I catch an NPR piece about the Danish company’s comeback too! We dropped by Austin’s only one at Barton Creek Mall (one store over from Apple) because Somara wanted to get a new case for her … Continue reading

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Not exactly the new campaign at Schlotzky’s

An amusing bumper sticker on the back of a Teabagger’s car. Based upon this assessment, he has been definitely fed a steady diet of baloney, red herring, piss and vinegar. All spoon-fed to him by the Koch Brothers’ messengers via … Continue reading

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Don’t You Forget About Me

It has been a year since John Hughes died suddenly. I was pretty sad over the news, I welled up some during the ending of Sixteen Candles last Summer for Alamo’s Girlie Night. Recently I stumbled upon this documentary via … Continue reading

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1990: Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash

It’s always a shame when a tragic death at an early age happens and results in a career boost. Often it boosts the longevity of people who really weren’t that talented: Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and Jim Morrison quickly come … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Steve!

And when I’m talking about Steve, it’s not me, it’s my cool friend of 20 years, Steve Bryant the comic-book artist! He missed Sean Connery by a day just like I missed Kate Bush! I will be writing him an … Continue reading

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Book this cat for Moogfest

This Halloween weekend, some of the coolest Electronic acts will converge on Asheville, NC to celebrate musician/inventor Robert Moog’s life and the awesome instrument he developed. Details are available here. Moog resided there during his final 30 years so that’s … Continue reading

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