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October 2009

ART BLOG #10: Rain, coffee, women

UPDATE 12.4.12: This is a post from 3 years ago, which has proven to be my most-read post since I started blogging, even topping my post-election 2012 post titled: “How to tell if your mother is on crack” [A: She’s unhappy and surprised how the election turned out], which got …

BITTER: County official urges tazing naughty tots, pets

“I wouldn’t mind being hit with a taser if there was some money in it,” says redneck cop. “I’d taser my own grandma for $100.” Reaction over a Travis County court’s agreement to award $40,000 to Kathryn Winkfein, a 72-year-old, 4 foot, 11 inch great grandmother who was tasered by …

BOOK REVIEW: Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly

Fans of novelist Michael Connelly will have noticed by now that with each new novel featuring Lt. Harry Bosch, his veteran LAPD homicide detective, the pace is quicker, the plotting is tighter, the knuckles whiter. Not that any of these aspects were ever lacking before. Since his 1992 debut with …

ART BLOG #9: FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN

The name is “falling in love again.” Maybe the rain had something to do with it. I started the sketch not long after breakfast at Hoover’s Home Cooking, catfish etouffee on biscuits, which was a great way to start the day. Hoover’s is definitely one of the best restaurants in …

KICKING OUT THE JAMS

This is a continuation of the Backstage History page I began a while back. I’ve already written about playing at Raul’s and it was covered in the 2000 Austin Chronicle story about the Skunks, which you can read on that page. The Skunks always had the philosophy that if it’s …