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Jesse Sublett

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 …

Not Without A Fight

Our new book, “Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War,” is the subject of a swell review in Thursday’a Austin Chronicle, titled “Not Without a Fight,” reviewed by Joe O’Connell. Come say hello today–Sunday, Sept. 28, 3-6PM at Threadgill’s North, for book signing, hanging out, beer & food. “We” being …

THINGS I LIKE LATELY

Books I’ve liked a lot include Townie, by Andre Dubus III, which I bought years ago and finally read. Dubus is a venerated so called literary writer, an ex-bare knuckles fighter, and he lived in Austin for a while in the early seventies and was affected by the experience, which …

THEY KNOW THINGS THAT WE DON’T

    A new piece added to the ART page, above: “THEY KNOW THINGS THAT WE DON’T.” Yes, another one with grackles. AND another chapter in the Grackle Chronicles.         But first, this message from the New York Times, one of the best bits in the Sunday’s edition, …

Darla Pours a Double

New art added to the Art page this weekend. “Darla Pours a Double” is a small 8 x 11 acrylic & oil pastel on paper in a black matte temporary frame. “Grackle World” is 20 x 16 acrylic on canvas. It’s a Grackle World, we’re just living in it. Happy Fathers Day. …

RED DIRT #6

RED DIRT #6 The latest chapter in RED DIRT CHRONICLES. For previous chapters, see Red Dirt #1, Red Dirt #2, Red Dirt #3, Red Dirt #4 and Red Dirt #5. This one even has a little soundtrack, a modest little demo track of mine. IT WAS GETTING LATE I watched them like a scorpion waiting, I …

RED DIRT #4

UPDATES: New art added to ART page (“Minotaur in Pac Man Labyrinth”). I think the title is self-explanatory. June 20, 2014 is new release date for Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War, by Broadus Spivey and Jesse Sublett. For the past few months I’ve been working as a co-writer …