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Changes coming to Maggi Picayune, nothing dramatic

I thought I would be digging out, getting everything all caught up once the dust settled with the divorce, a new year, so on. Ha! The problem has been how much I’ve let things slide since Summer. I won’t complain … Continue reading

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Ali Saddiq

I saw Ali either this Spring or last year at Moontower Comedyfest. He was part of a showcase and I was really impressed on how he stood out from the others. Firstly, he took a seat. Secondly, he was less … Continue reading

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Progress made for 2018 on my health

It’s been a few good days. As per a past discussion with my doctor, the plan has been to “get ahead of it.” Don’t wallow in pain! Let’s adjust, re-calibrate and then push forward! I’m also grateful he didn’t fire … Continue reading

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Richard Horvitz

This Holiday Season I’m closing out all the Brushes with Greatness I procrastinated about and boy howdy there’s a slew, one that’s a couple years behind that I have no excuse to putting off. I will start with this gentleman because … Continue reading

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Duran Duran (2014)

This year’s wedding anniversary present was floor tickets to see these guys at the Moody Theater on November 1st. They were the big concert to anchor the F1 race Austin was saddled with thanks to the outgoing shit bag we call Governor … Continue reading

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OK Go (2014)

Another sold-out Austin show (last October, I’m almost caught up)! I don’t recall if they ever came back through over the last four years. Maybe, but I figured it was for SXSW which is really how they came to the … Continue reading

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Justin Currie

Nice to see that KUT’s monopoly on the Cactus Cafe banning good touring acts isn’t absolute. I had to go to this show alone because I guess everyone thinks every song Del Amitri performs is sad or depressing. Please explain the … Continue reading

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The Aquabats (2014)

The music/concert week continues with show number two! Shortly after I came back from Las Vegas and before ACL Crapfest, my favorite Band who are also superheroes graced Austin with a great show at the Mohawk. Much has changed since … Continue reading

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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers

To kick off November’s digging out, here’s the concert I attended on my birthday celebrate turning 46. One of my favorite comedians as a child performing banjo-driven music because he can without worrying about paying his mortgage. Steve’s quite good too. … Continue reading

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Life Itself: Worth Seeing

Seeing this documentary about Roger Ebert was my personal me-time birthday celebration for 2014. I used to take in a movie back in my twenties but the tradition faded out when I managed to cooler fare as the thirties were … Continue reading

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Rodger Bumpass

The first big guest I wanted to meet at InvaderCon, the voice of Professor Membrane (aka Dib and Gaz’s remote, scientist father for those who’ve never seen the show) but you probably know him better as Squidward Tentacles…Rodger Bumpass! What … Continue reading

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InvaderCon, the Final DOOM

For once, really diving deep into the regional paper paid off. The puff-piece-laden attempt at local news tends to be full of plugs on businesses opening/closing and gives Congressional schmucks Michael McCaul, John Carter and Bill Flores a soapbox. Buried … Continue reading

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Summer of 1983: Wargames

Seems Alamo hasn’t had as much luck with repeating the success of The Summer of 1982 since the choices for 1983 have been rather slim and sadly they’re not being screened closer to their release dates. Only the programming people could … Continue reading

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The National

The National is an act I’ve been trying to see in concert for years. I got hooked on the singer’s voice through a charity record that included Scissor Sisters, an uplifting tune called “So Far Around the Bend.” Of all … Continue reading

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A she said v. he said review of two books on music

A little inspiration to get my reading goals jumpstarted! Two music books I knocked out last year and then dragged on when it came to writing about them. The first is Record Collecting for Girls which is really a semi-autobiography and … Continue reading

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