Monthly Archives: March 2004

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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Austin Powers That Be

Once a year, the legends say, when the girls are prettiest and the beef is so tender it peels off the bone and onto the barbecue, leaving little unwrapped baby cows and leather jackets and cowboy boots already made behind … 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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Been Down So Long, It Looks Like DMV

I’m sure there’s some sensible reason that the Brooklyn DMV is in the Atlantic Center shopping mall, but I can’t imagine what it is. Take the escalator up to the second floor, squeeze past the guy selling watches for $10 … Continue reading

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Three Little Willies

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The Demon Barber of Lodi, NJ

Last week two Sikh teenagers from Lodi, New Jersey told police they had been attacked by five bruisers, who pulled off their turbans and despoiled them of three to four feet of hair each. The attackers also stole $40 in … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray

The sad news of the death of Spaulding Gray was not unexpected, but neither was it welcome. I didn’t know him, but I saw and read his work over the years. Since Spaulding Gray was a storyteller who put his … Continue reading

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Pearls Before Swoon

A one-two film punch like Lost in Translation into Girl with a Pearl Earring is the kind of combo careers are made of (let’s just never mind The Perfect Score and figure two out of three ain’t bad). And Scarlett … Continue reading

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