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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Happy 80th Birthday Sean Connery

He may be just an actor but he’s probably the greatest living Scotsman in my lifetime. All the other ones who come to mind emigrated to the Commonwealth Nations: Alexander Graham Bell (Canada despite his part in creating AT&T) and … Continue reading

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Heat wave is over

Or it’s just suspended? Hard to believe I would be excited over it being in the mid to upper nineties F, if the forecast is to be believed. The weather has been this blistering hot ever since we came back … Continue reading

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My birthday month concludes today

As per astrological calendars, today is the final day of my birthday month. Woo hoo! Concluded with a new iPhone 4 too. I will show off the other bitchin’ gift Somara gave me before we left for Vegas, once I … Continue reading

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Upgrading or keeping up with the virtual Joneses

The original plan today was go to the AT&T Store (on I-35 & Parmer), get a better explanation on what’s happening with the mobile bill; it used to run between $110-115/month. After we made the change to pull back on … Continue reading

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RIP Jack Horkheimer

Fans of Astronomy will miss him and his advice on what to look for in the night sky. If the name does’t ring a bell, you probably didn’t catch much PBS in the Eighties and Nineties, especially late in the … Continue reading

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Two more cool acquisitions!

As neat as these are, I will not be wearing them with tights like the ad campaign says. Nor will I be wearing my underpants on the outside; my friend Steve, who draws comics for a living, explained that artists … Continue reading

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