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January 2015

Oil Company Drones Buzz Capitol During Inauguration

A crowd of terrified citizens were paralyzed in fear today as what have been identified as oil company drones repeatedly buzzed the grounds of the State Capitol and downtown Congress Avenue. Most of them had expected to see the newly elected governor and lieutenant governor take the oath of office and were …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author & musician

Eddie, Rick, Bonnie & Clyde

Congrats to Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and everyone associated with Boyhood, recognized at Golden Globes 2015. Oh, let’s not forget Marco Perella and Barbara Chisholm, who have parts in the film and whom I have worked with in the past (Marco Perella: I cowrote Deep in the Heart, which we …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author, musician

Howlin’ Wolf at War

This photo of Howlin’ Wolf in the Army, proudly wearing his campaign hat, the crown pinched in the style from World War I, should have been included in my last Howlin’ Wolf post, with the recently discovered photo of Wolf during the Louisiana Maneuvers in 1941, where the caption identifies …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author and musician

Howlin’ Wolf in the US Army

    The caption is a little odd, even after realization sinks in: “Second Army Maneuvers in Louisiana, Pvt. Chester Arthur Burnett, Picket line Troop G, 9th Cavalry (colored) from Aberdine, Mississippi, cleaning frog of horse, while Staff Sgt. Columbus Rudisal, Goffney, S.C., looks on. Sgt. Rudisal is directing Troop …