Category Archives: About Last Night

About … last night. Or the night before. Or the night before that. We’re not lazy, we are deliberate. That’s it, deliberate.

Dancing Chicken, Sleepy Beef

Apparently it was bad evil and wrong to love the dancing chicken in the old glory days of Chinatown Fair. Who knew? Next they’ll tell me it was wrong to want Jane Fonda to ditch the rest of her plastics … Continue reading

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My Girl Bill

What’s a guy to do? Spring opens here on the same day as Quentin Tarantino’s legendary new sushi-dicer, Kill Bill: Vol. 2. I mean, we’ve got 61 entire degrees over here, each one stacked up on top of the others … Continue reading

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The Blonde and the Jawa

Saw Blondie yesterday afternoon, in City Hall Park. I had missed them in their prime, somehow never catching one of their early steps before I moved to Sweden, and I did not come back to New York until they were … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap, Or All Things Must Pass

Austin, TX: 3/20/04 Saturday gets into fab gear with one of the architects of the 60′s, Andrew Loog Oldham. He’s a graying gent, now, and his memory is mostly kind except in a very few occasions (“Brian Jones: he was … Continue reading

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In The Afternoon Of The Night

Austin, TX: 3/19/04 Friday started late, with Pat DiNizio on the day stage pushing yet another copy protection scheme, one that looks like one more challenge to bored crackers everywhere to spend an afternoon writing a little script to blow … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Prodigal Daughter

Austin, TX: 3/19/04 Austin “Favorite Daughter” Trish Murphy is back at South By Southwest after a few years of internal exile. The room at the Crowne Plaza’s 18th floor lounge is much smaller than La Zona Rosa’s the last time … Continue reading

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Oooh! My Soul!

Austin, TX: 3/18/04 Little Richard is a legend. Or more precisely, A Legend. He says so himself, and agrees with it, too. When he walked in Thursday morning for his SXSW keynote interview with Dave Marsh, a circle finally closed … Continue reading

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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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