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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. …

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN EARTHQUAKE SHAKE

Dear friends: I’ve been swamped with writing work as you may have heard, working with Eddie Wilson on his great Armadillo World Headquarters memoir, a book on Esther’s Follies, and more vintage Austin underworld crime. In the interim, we have the gig at the Townsend Saturday Nov. 14, and a …

Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham, Austin's first punk band, the Skunks

Jon Dee & Friend Show featuring Jesse Sublett

Sunday August 2, 8 PM, a rare treat: Jon Dee Graham & Friend Show with Jesse Sublett. That’s the official billing, but those of you who’ve been around for a while will note the irony. That is, Jon Dee Graham & I have been friends and musical co-conspirators since 1979 …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author, musician, legend

KING OF NOIR (UPDATED)

KING OF NOIR Hello: You may have accessed this post from November 30, 2012 via another host, a ghost host, and if so you won’t see the illustrations and you’ll basically be lost. Please use this link to access this post. It’s been lovingly updated, with all the graphics from …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author, musician, The Skunks: Austin's First Punk Band, "Earthquake Shake," by the Skunks from Austin, TX

The Splash Four covers “Earthquake Shake”

Although I’ve known about this record for several years, I only recently scored a copy of “Do the Earthquake Shake” by The Splash Four, a punk band from Paris. Their version of the Skunks‘ original “Earthquake Shake” is pretty damn solid. They changed a few chords between choruses, which is …

LOU REED TRIBUTE FEB. 1

Get your tickets to our show here:   Cool show. You’ll dig it. We promise surprises. A portion of proceeds to benefit  HAAM. Your good taste & dollars will help support the health of Austin musicians. Hosted & produced by Jesse Sublett & Kim Simpson. Featuring Jesse Sublett’s Electric band, with Jesse Sublett, …

Me & Kato & Marcia Clark who prosecuted his landlord, that 2-initial thug who (temporarily) escaped the long hairy arm of the law

  Here’s the youtube link of Kato and me. For the explanation as to how this came about, scroll to the bottom of the post. It’s interesting, but not the main reason I posted this. Kato Kaelin wishes Lois happy Valentines Day, 2005. Thank goodness for youtube and fleeting fame …