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My New EP, At Last

Seven new songs! A long summer. I’m writing my 1,000 words a day, sometimes more, 1,250 ideally, and sometimes 1,500. That’s 4 pages, 5 pages, 6 pages, etc. Word count never changes, it’s the only yardstick for success this summer for me. Working like a mule! Ahhh, but it’s good. …

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, true crime book, Austin underworld history

1960s Austin Gangsters: update

We now have a firm release date of March 9, 2015 for 1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked The Capital. You’ll find more updates on book events & where to purchase in the coming weeks. The timing means that we’ll have books in time for SXSW, where I’ll do …

Armadillo & Threadgill’s music history on the block

Eddie Wilson’s Armadillo World Headquarters & Threadgill’s Collection auction is probably the biggest collection of such art and collectibles being publicly offered in many years. Eddie is selling off his huge trove of posters from the Armadillo era, plus beer signs dating back almost to the Civil War… signed photos, cosmic cowboy stuff, large …

1960s Austin Gangsters

February 2015…. The countdown begins soon. We’re getting set for the release of the long-labored, much-awaited book on the Austin underworld of the 1960s… the thugs, pimps, safecrackers, and Cadillac-obsessed ex-football players and used car salesmen known as the Overton Gang… the thug culture matrix that evolved into the criminal …

“THEY’RE HERE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!” SXSW 2013 BEGINS

Please be aware of our E-Book MeetUp, Tuesday Mar. 12, 12:30-1:30 at the Proof Annex, featuring my terrible self, NETTIE REYNOLDS, our sponsors, Blurb, and many of our esteemed writing and publishing and publicizing friends, including Standard Magazine. Read the full description here, and my blog post here, in which …

DARKNESS IN THE AFTERNOON

UPDATE on 2.4.13: The link to the Rag Radio podcast has been fixed: Click <strong><a href=”http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/rag-radio-thorne-dreyer-austin-noir_7.html” title=”Jesse Sublett on Rag Radio”>here</a></strong> to hear it.   RAG RADIO GOES NOIR: At 2 PM Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, a strange vermillion-tinged dark shadow enveloped Austin just east of I-35, a roiling cloak …