It's the 'Texas' Music Hall of Fame

RECEIVED Mon., Jan. 19, 2009

Dear Editor,
    Regarding Todd Potter's letter about his band Bubble Puppy not being in the Texas Music Hall of Fame [Postmarks, Jan. 16]: No argument that Bubble Puppy should be in the Hall of Fame, but I do take issue with his complaints that many Hall of Fame members aren't from Austin (it is the Texas Music Hall of Fame) and that the ones with charting hit records – Christopher Cross and Stevie Ray Vaughan – aren't from Austin either.
    I'd like to point out two members of The Austin Chronicle's Texas Music Hall of Fame who are from Austin, still live here, make their livings in music, and had charting hit records: Charlie Sexton ("Beat's So Lonely" from the 1985 Pictures for Pleasure) and Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover" from 1990's Ah Via Musicom). Having worked with these two fine artists, I have both of their certified gold records hanging proudly on my wall.
    If it is a consolation to Todd, the one and only time I visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in the spring of 1996, Bubble Puppy was represented in the exhibit "One Hit Wonders.”
Thank you,
Wayne Nagel
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