Major Significant Errors of Fact Pointed Out

RECEIVED Tue., July 19, 2005

Dear Editor,
    Bashing Darcie Stevens has become so commonplace that I hesitate to do so myself. However, her July 15 “Soundcheck” [Music Listings, July 15] was so laden with inaccuracies I feel compelled to join the herd. I suppose that displaying "insider knowledge" might lend credibility to one's column, but only if that knowledge is accurate.
    Referencing David Allan Coe's 1976 album, Ms. Stevens offers "The 'Longhaired Redneck' slurs down Manor way" for a show at the Nutty Brown Cafe. Perhaps D.A.C. followed Stevens' directions, as he was some three hours late for the show; Nutty Brown is in fact on Highway 290, but is 30 miles away from Manor on Highway 290 West (not East).
    However, Darcie resiliently shows off her immense knowledge of Austin culture by recommending Chicken Shit Sunday at Ginny's Little Longhorn. "Dale Watson warms the dance floor as Dewie does the deed.” Dewie, you see, is the chicken responsible for selecting the winning bingo number.
    Alas, Dewie has been deceased for more than two years. Perhaps Ms. Stevens will eulogize Little Red several years after she too follows Dewie and passes along to the great coop in the sky.
Daniel Saxon
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