As a friend, I want to clarify that Joe King Carrasco did not initiate or write the story on his connection to Michael Jackson [“Off the Record
,” Music, July 3] and does not deserve Tina Sattler’s charge of trying to “cash in on Jackson’s death” [“Postmarks
,” July 10].
With respect to Joe’s musical accomplishments, I encourage readers to listen to his recently released Rancho No Tengo
. It’s being played on radio stations around the country (but not in Austin), including Sirius Radio’s Outlaw Country channel. Check out two of my favorites: “It’s These Changes” and the apropos “Rumors,” in which Joe sings how “rumors have no feelings" and "make these vicious rumors go away.”