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Jesse Sublett

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 …

HOW TO FLY WITH A HEAVY HEART – repost from 4.24.14

I like having a good intro. I started off my story with an invocation of the great Son House. Here’s the whole story on YouTube, when I was speaking at All Saints Episcopal Church, Austin, TX, during Lent, as part of their their Autobiographies of Redemption series. I was booked …