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RED DIRT #5

  RED DIRT #5 RECONCILIATION BLUES in that shotgun shack we could hear the thunder marching through the hills as regiments of ants danced across the floor cigarette smoke so heavy the air was like cardboard the sour alcoholic wheezing of a steel guitar high on the wall a Morse …

Your pretty face is going to hell

I still don’t feel like blogging, not text content, anyway. I’d post a political blog here but the right wing political goons have gone so far off the deep end, criticizing or even simply ridiculing Blowhards from the Stone Age is about as challenging as gawking at a horrific car …

FEBRUARY IS “COLORFUL WOMEN” on SOCO MONTH

JESSE SUBLETT’S “COLORFUL WOMEN” ART EXHIBIT, HELD OVER UNTIL MARCH 6 (Last night). Show features my “Colorful Women” pieces which debuted at Yard Dog in December. Also some special Valentine-themed pieces, plus psychedelic fish, supernatural birds, and some strange men, such as the Lunar Gigolo, Satanic Rabbit and of course, …

MATA HARI BLOG #7

This is #7 of a series. There was no six, because there were two #4s. Tonight’s Mata Hari’s are mostly by the photographer Paul Boyer. I may have posted a couple of these before, but I don’t get tired of looking at them so why should you? Her real name, …

MATA HARI #4

FYI, the next Austin appearance of Jon Dee Graham & Jesse Sublett’s Murder Ballad Show is Fri. July 23, at Evangeline Cafe. Also: Noir At the Bar, featuring author/musicians Tony O’Neill (Sick City, Down & Out on Murder Mile) and Jesse Sublett (Rock Critic Murders, Never the Same Again: A …

YOUR DAILY MATA HARI #2

Posted June 8, 2010. You may have arrived here via the Your Daily Mata Hari page. If so you know that these posts are devoted to images of the Dutch dancer and courtesan named Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle MacLeod, better known by her artistic name, Mata Hari. Born August 7 …

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 …