It’s a long way from the Pink Pussy Cat

During the buffalo trade, Mobeetie was the mother city of the Panhandle. They called it Hidetown, because everyone lived in little condos of buffalo hide. Then it was known as Sweetwater, for a nearby river. It grew fast, with more permanent structures sprouting like weeds, especially saloons and dance halls. …

Vacant Lots On Fire

My new favorite band, the Vacant Lots. I don’t listen to a lot of psych bands. I mean, after seeing the 13th …

Peppermint Harris, Jesse Sublett, Austin true crime author, noir novelist, musician

Peppermint Harris

I really dig this song by the late, great Peppermint Harris, another boozy anthem of his. Goes without saying that it is …

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN EARTHQUAKE SHAKE

Dear friends: I’ve been swamped with writing work as you may have heard, working with Eddie Wilson on his great Armadillo World …