Author Archives: Pierre

Is It Feedback I Hear
Or Is It Just The Accordion?

Austin, TX: 3/17/04 It’s opening night at South By Southwest. While all the fancy folks are at the Austin Music Hall for the annual Austin Music Awards (Los Lonely Boys win big, OK?), Linus and I set out to explore … Continue reading

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Meet The New Hole
Same As The Old Hole

Austin, TX: 3/16/04 The Hole In The Wall is one of Austin’s landmark venues, and for years it was host to a preview show on the eve of the South By Southwest music conference, in the guise of the Swollen … Continue reading

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Yes, We Have No Jugs Today

How do you fit nine people, a stand-up bass, and a galvanized washtub on the exiguous stage of Pete’s Candy Store? You don’t. The Jug Addicts solve the problem by careful stacking and layering: First you fill in the back … Continue reading

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Three Little Willies

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A Warrior’s Best Friend

The rover tried, unsuccessfully, to use one of its many tools to grind away at an outcropping dubbed “Flat Rock,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement on its Web site. Now, let’s see … The logical explanation is … Continue reading

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Strangulation Of Disbelief

So there I am, disbelief hung high and dry, zooming along the last chapter of Paul Levinson’s The Pixel Eye. (I normally would have put a link here, but Amazon keeps sticking all sorts of tracking data in their URLs … Continue reading

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Spring!

I saw a flower today. A real one, coming out of the ground.

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The Swedish Model

Once recently, and also a few years ago, crime victims who had suffered physical abuse and assault were forced to pay court costs despite having won their respective suits and been awarded damages, reports the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. This … Continue reading

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Ils sont fous, ces Gaulois

Amy Allison sings that The Whiskey Makes You Sweeter, but very clearly, according to Le Figaro, The Wine makes French senators stupider. By an overwhelming majority, fueled by statements such as “wine is not alcohol” and “drinking wine, that’s not … Continue reading

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I Was Wrong!

It’s not the dawn of anything, it’s the twilight. Or perhaps the gloaming. “This cardiomyopathy was a real bugger.” quoth the New York Times in an article about Dr Atkins’s state of health before his death. And they worry about … Continue reading

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