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Sunsets Explained
Postmarks  March 12, 2011
"...Ventura’s last column, “Some Kind of Man” [Feb. 25], specifically the statement “… those [clouds] above go dark as colors still blaze westward, until an indestructible orange glares up from beneath the Earth's curve..."

Letters at 3AM: Some Kind of a Man
After a certain age, there's no avoiding how death is a permanent part of life
Columns  February 25, 2011, by Michael Ventura
"...Clouds overhead soon do the same, while the eastern clouds darken. Then those above go dark as colors still blaze westward, until an indestructible orange glares up from beneath the Earth's curve..."

The Lineup
Recommended music for the week of Feb.11-17
DAILY Music  February 11, 2011
"...Gurf Morlix's Blaze of glory, the Relatives' weekend funkdown, and more...."

Off the Record
Courtney Love vs. Boudoir Queen, Jason Reece vs. Conrad Keely, Border Patrol vs. Texas Tornados, and other dream matchups
Music Column  February 4, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...George Kinney & the New Riders of the Golden Dawn headline a benefit at the HighBall on Saturday, Feb. 5, to help offset the costs of the Texas psych trailblazer's treatments for liver cancer..."

Finnish metal returns to Emo's for a sequel
DAILY Music  February 3, 2011, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Finntroll’s previous full-length, 2007’s raw Ur Jordens Djup, its fourth, closed the band’s main set at Emo’s last year with “Maktens Spira,” a seafaring melody shot torpedo-like in a hair-singeing blaze of Ren-fair glory. Flagons of black metal hoisted aloft, Finntroll quaffs 100 proof...."

One More Detour on Holly Street
Power plant demolition delay reprises neighborhood history
News Story  January 21, 2011, by Amy Smith
"...Reports of fuel spills continued throughout the rest of its history, but another fire in 1994, followed by a bigger blaze on Halloween night in 2001 – just as young trick-or-treaters were starting to make their rounds in the neighborhood – created a greater sense of urgency to shutter and decommission the plant. Once it's completely demolished and remediated, much of the land will be converted to a park...."

Top 10s
Music Story  January 7, 2011, by Raoul Hernandez
"...3) BLAZE FOLEY The Dawg Years (Fat Possum)..."

Off the Record
Throwing the first stone for the Chronicle Music Poll
Music Column  January 7, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...1) Blaze Foley, The Dawg Years (Fat Possum)..."

News Story  January 7, 2011
"...• Farther up the river on New Year's, fireworks were the apparent culprit in a blaze sparked at the Hula Hut restaurant on Lake Austin Boule­vard, destroying the lakeside deck and causing more than $50,000 in damage. The restaurant remains open, and the owners plan to rebuild...."

La Bamba
Los Lobos loosen up One World
DAILY Music  December 6, 2010, by Jim Caligiuri
"...As expected, the East Los Angelenos highlighted songs from superb new disc Tin Can Trust. Early on, there was the cruising groove of “On Main Street,” augmented by Steve Berlin’s saxophone blaze..."

Until the Light Takes Us
Music Review  December 3, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...A fractured fairy tale documenting black metal's A Blaze in the Northern Sky turns on the Norwegian genre's Cain and Abel: Burzum's Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes and Darkthrone's Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell respectively. The corpse painter that ends up dead, however, is Mayhem's Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth, the murder of whom Vikernes comments on from Norway's Trondheim prison ("like a stay in a monastery")..."

Are Fire Marshals Shirking Their Duty?
Fire experts testify in Willingham wrongful conviction case
News Story  October 22, 2010, by Jordan Smith
"...Among the things Vasquez got wrong was the idea that burn patterns on a floor prove that an accelerant has been used to set the blaze. Those patterns, Lentini said, are actually created because items on the floor protect it from burning to the same degree as exposed flooring..."

Cargo Cult/Texas Biscuit Bombs
Music Review  October 8, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...A live sampling the following year opens with the Big Boys' fractured "History," plus a romp through three additional Big Boys breakdowns, and the chunky chain drive of Creedence Clearwater's "Proud Mary." A fiery, Bon Scott-aping take on AC/DC's "Rocker" bests any price of admission and/or download here, before Big Boys closer "Baby Let's Play God" flexes the undiminished, Jello Biafra-like gullet shake with which Turner wrote himself into punk annals. The so-called "other side" preserves the singer's second-to-last performance, beginning with an instrumental classic rock mini medley, then it's into the Minutemen's clustering "This Ain't No Picnic." There's no containing this blaze, which includes a cover of Space City rockers Really Red's "Teaching You the Fear," and an audience-assisted free-for-all on the Dicks' closing "Hate the Police" that'll bring a tear to your eye..."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  October 1, 2010
"...At issue is the 1993 conviction of Sonia Cacy for the arson-murder of her uncle, William Richardson, in their home in Fort Stockton; Cacy escaped the fire, but her uncle perished. Cacy was convicted largely on testimony from the medical examiner's office, which concluded that Cacy had doused Richardson with gasoline before the blaze was set..."

'Joseph Phillips & Shawn Smith'
Two artists make dazzling use of artifice to explore and explode the artificial
Arts Review  September 10, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...well, there comes a time when sheer craftsmanship can make you shake your head in amazement, and this is one of those times. This is several of those times, actually, as you stare at Smith's life-size fox scampering up one wall, at the big vulture perched all baldly crimson and obsidian-feathered upon an exploded antique typewriter, at the many-fingered burst of flame caught mid-blaze within a delicate, wickery birdcage..."

Wilson Street Residents, Past and Present
A roster of residents, now and then
News Story  August 13, 2010
"...Blaze Foley..."

Recent 'Rockpalast' Avalanche
Music Story  August 6, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...First flamethrower Buzzy Feiten razes all. The bandleader's resonator heats the proceedings until the cooldown of "It's Alright" goes soul to scream, then gets chased by Woodstock mow "Goin' Down" in a blaze of glory lighting into Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign." "Just When I Needed You Most" douses the coals gratefully..."

Hard Act to Follow
Heather Kafka on a love/hate history with acting
Screens Story  June 11, 2010, by Marc Savlov
"...Lovers of Hate was, by her own admission, something of a last-chance/blaze-of-glory role for Kafka. Prior to her audition, she had moved back to Austin with her husband and was four months pregnant: "I didn't know if I'd ever enjoy acting again, and that's all I'd ever wanted to do, since I was 6 years old."..."

News Story  June 11, 2010
"...• A fire early Wednesday destroyed the Barr Mansion ballroom, a popular venue for weddings and progressive fundraisers. Lightning is believed to have caused the blaze...."

Last House on the Left
The Outhouse gets cleaned up
DAILY Music  April 9, 2010, by Audra Schroeder
"...At 2pm today, the three-day Outhouse reunion kicks off at Giddy Ups. The Austin club inhabited the Drag back in the day, hosting outsiders and outcasts like Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley..."

People Under the Stairs
Music Review  March 19, 2010, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The most obvious nod is "Check the Vibe," which finds Thes One and Double K biting Q-Tip's "Back in the days on the boulevard" lead and takes "Verses From the Abstract" for a spin, but "Letter From the Old School" follows the 1980s b-boy style, and "Listen" would fit in with Del's Eleventh Hour. Oddly enough, "Down in L.A." sounds like Just Blaze's beat on Cam'ron's "Welcome to New York City." All the knockoffs are better than "Beer," which could be misconstrued for an early Beastie Boys track, but it's a real head-scratcher coming from a group that's been making albums for a dozen years..."

Music Review  March 19, 2010, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Anointed the next king of New York after 2007's Corner Store Classic, Skyzoo was rewarded with a murderer's row of beatmakers in putting together The Salvation. Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, and Black Milk ("Penmanship"), among others, helped concoct this ode to NYC's Lox-laden street dominance of the 1990s, a canvas perfect for Skyzoo, who raps so much like Styles P it's hard to tell 'em apart..."

Ghost Riding
Wizard World confirms first Austin guests
DAILY Screens  January 29, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Ernie Hudson (best known as the fourth Ghostbuster and Warden Glyn from HBO's Oz) will be there, as will Luciana Carro (Viper pilot Louanne "Kat" Katraine from Battlestar Galactica and now Pyrah in Caprica.) For comics fans, the big name is Gary Friedrich. A veteran writer from the classic Stan Lee's bullpen era at Marvel Comics, he worked on most of the big titles from the House of Ideas (Captain America, Iron Man, X-Men and Daredevil) as well as their horror line (Tower of Shadows, Frankenstein, Books of the Dead.) Yet he will always be best remembered as the man that created both the horse-riding Carter Slade and bike-riding Johnny Blaze incarnations of Ghost Rider...."

Slanted & Enchanted
Matador Records magnate Gerard Cosloy turns the 'live music capital' into a Casual Victim Pile
Music Story  January 22, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...Gerard Cosloy, co-owner of Matador Records, one of the most influential indie labels of the past two decades, won't speak on the record about the 3am blaze on Aug. 11 that destroyed his near-century-old two-story home on Lindell Avenue, except to express his gratitude for the communal support that surfaced in its wake..."

Gay Place
Why didn't they just name the new lezzie version of the Cockpit the Strap-On?
Columns  November 13, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...God, we hope so. The last incarnation of Sister's Edge (circa 1997) sputtered out in a blaze of protests and hurt feelings after – according to a few females who worked at the bar (in letters they wrote to the editor of this here publication back in the day) – "The owner yelled obscenities at us and said he would turn it into a male country bar because we (women) could be replaced," and "a female employee who resigned ha(d) filed a sexual harassment complaint" against the establishment (see for links to the complete text)..."

Sista... Whut?
Why didn't they just name the new lezzie version of the Cockpit the Strap-On?
DAILY Qmmunity  November 12, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...We're hoping against hope that Sister's Edge II earns a better track record than its elder sib, that used to reside at the same location on San Jacinto. The last incarnation of Sister's Edge (circa 1997) sputtered out in a blaze of protests and hurt feelings after..."

The Fire at AFD
Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr leads a department flaming with labor, race, and gender politics
News Story  October 16, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...Kerr is indeed a vivid example of how you can be anything you want to be – a trailblazer in a change-resistant, male-dominated field. But her brief tenure here, beginning in February, hasn't allowed room for much self-congratulation..."

Honoring Lucia Rodriguez
Postmarks  August 17, 2009
"...Dear Editor, Lucia Rodriguez, a true daughter of Austin, deserved at least a lifetime to blaze as a brilliant star. Instead, she is dead at the age of 33. A young woman of significant talent, Lucia exemplified achievement and embodied grace..."

Get Back
Francisco Matto created bold modern art with the timeless graphic style of the past
Arts Story  August 7, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...And sure enough, a kind of primal power announces itself in many of the works included here – say, the Naturaleza muerta con plano de color y línea (Still Life With Color Plane and Line), with its stocky bottle roughly painted in umber and its pitcher and glasses sketched in bold black ovals and diagonals; Puerto con cielo rojo (Port With Red Sky) and Puerto en colores primarios (Port in Primary Colors), two views of the same shipyard that blaze with their huge fields of red and yellow; or any of the many works with grids that resemble printers' type cases filled in with tiny keepsakes or else some pictographic messages. Whether or not you can decipher their content, you can make out clearly what each object in them is, just as you can identify a face in that circle with two dots..."

Do Right Woman
Polly Parsons, only child of Gram Parsons, comes full circle in Austin with the Hickory Wind Ranch, sober living for women
Music Story  July 31, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...19, 1973, Parsons was 5 years old when the news of her father's death at the Joshua Tree Inn came on the television. Gram Parsons, 26, shone among the most brilliant stars in the rock firmament, and his career went down in a blaze of recorded glory, a light snuffed by a drug overdose..."

Off the Record
Room 710 prepares to shut its doors, Amy Cook goes under the lens, and introducing The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology
Music Column  July 31, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...The Chronthology, as it's been dubbed in these quarters, features a foreword from Daniel Johnston, an introduction by Chronicle Editor Louis Black, and many now-iconic images, such as a budding Stevie Ray Vaughan outside his first tour bus, that have graced our pages along the way. The greatest hits collection mirrors the Chronicle's editorial approach with an assortment of in-depth features (an oral history of Scratch Acid), seminal album reviews (pre-Spoon Skellington), "Live Shots" (Blaze Foley at the Austin Outhouse), and rarities such as R.E.M.'s interview of Roky Erickson and a Butthole Surfers review written from the perspective of a distraught high school librarian..."

Hideout Improv Marathon
In hour 40, these improvisers were still in top form: fresh, focused, and incredibly funny
Arts Story  July 3, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...Even when the eight who had gone the distance – Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Matt Pollock, Curtis Luciani, Jeremy Lamb, Andy Crouch, Troy Miller, and Caitlin Sweet – could see the finish line and punchiness occasionally overtook them, they remained in top form, playing off whatever happened – hearing a baby's cry in the audience during a scene in a space station, they made it a "space nursery" – and building a cohesive story of various threads that they pulled together in dazzling fashion. Like the meteors they referenced in this last spontaneous tale, the eight improvisers of this first marathon went out in a glorious blaze of light...."

Where I Know You From
Cam'ron's latest is not Purple Haze
DAILY Music  May 20, 2009, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Writer. Worse, Cam releasing the album on Diplomat/Asylum meant he couldn’t use Roc-A-Fella’s top-shelf production duo of Kanye West and Just Blaze, so beats were put together by a committee that played to Cam’s weakness, the hard-bodied and uninteresting drug dealer rather than the flashy, amicable hustler...."

Gay Place
Remembering friends and loved ones
Columns  May 15, 2009, by Ash Bell and Kate X Messer
"...We are, each of us, the source of light in any darkness we wish to illuminate. We are the fire that can catch, blaze, and with focused and earnest intention, clear through any obstacle..."

A fire is put out at the Belmont, while Ate Cafe, La Tavola, and the Mighty Cone start blazes of their own
Food Column  March 6, 2009, by Virginia B. Wood
"...A fire in a deep fryer caused some midday excitement at the Belmont (305 W. Sixth, 457-0300, on Friday, according to general manager Donnie Johnson, who says quick-thinking sous chef Chelsea Burchiester was getting the blaze under control with an extinguisher when the fire trucks arrived..."

Gurf Morlix
Music Review  February 13, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...Still best known as the sideman's sideman, Morlix's repute as a producer remains equally stellar (Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard), meaning Happyland sounds happily lived in. The guitarist is at ease enough with his songwriting to pay tribute to his running buddy Blaze Foley on "Music You Mighta Made" and Ian McLagan's late wife, Kim, on the ethereal "Voice of Midnight." He also has the good sense to burnish his tangy, creek-bed vox with help from local songbirds Ruthie Foster ("Drums From New Orleans"), Barbara K ("Music You Mighta Made"), and Patty Griffin ("She's a River," "I Got Nothin'," "Voice of Midnight")..."

Off the Record
Diving into Club 1808, the Real Heroes' Chinese democracy, and Ray Benson on Willie, Wexler, and the Wheel
Music Column  February 6, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...City Council has approved the induction of Michael David Fuller, better known as Blaze Foley (see "A Walking Contradiction," Dec. 24, 1999), into the Austin Music Memorial, along with jazz giant Gene Ramey and blues specialist T.D..."

Blood on the Tracks
The ballad of Griff Luneburg and Cactus Cafe
Music Story  February 6, 2009, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Blaze Foley..."

Austin Outlaws Prep for '09 Season
Austin's women's football team is ready to bring it
DAILY Sports  February 3, 2009, by Ashley Moreno
"...Overall, the Outlaws had a good 2008 season. Rushing more than eight yards per play, they shut out the New Orleans Blaze in their home opener, as well as the North Texas Rage (twice)..."

Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB
Sheet music
Music Review  January 9, 2009, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Lowe's strength lies in her ability to convey how ODB's personas actually carried some weight. Joe Bananas and Prince Delight weren't nicknames thought up during rap ciphers like Johnny Blaze and Pretty Toney..."

Ben Mallott
Music Review  November 28, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...Opener "Heartbreaks" showcases an impressively subtle range, and though there are touches of Damien Jurado, Daniel Lanois, and even Ray LaMontagne's mellow grit, Mallott winds with dexterous versatility. Unexpected horns blaze mariachi on "Purgatory's Last Massage Parlor" and Memphis on "I Want It All," while "Love Is Cold Water" bounces with B-3 organ and a New Orleans' jazz romp at the end..."

The Living
Three painters show work that will have you thinking about what it means to be alive
Arts Review  November 21, 2008, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Alesi's new works expand her past mastery of living flora and bring, in canvas after canvas, a splendor of photo-real foliage most often heralded by a profusion of fiery pyracantha berries (although the sweet green of occasional loquats serves to cool that incarnadine blaze). A diversity of sizes makes up this latest Alesi selection, each painting seeming a vibrant square carved directly from the air in which the artist experienced it...."

If We Can't Play on Sixth Street, Where Can We?
Postmarks  October 22, 2008
"...So I left, since the cops will listen to a store owner, the cop I talked to didn't think there was a limit to the distance from a storefront that was defined in the city loitering ordinance, and I was tired. If we can't play on Sixth Street, is South Congress next and then Zilker Park? Granted, one crackhead on a drum can be a nuisance, but where do you draw the line, and how can musicians like myself get experience and practice in front of people? I bring up this issue because I believe that for every Stevie, every Townes, and every Blaze Foley, there is a mountain of players under them who will suck..."

Manu Chao
Music Review  October 3, 2008, by Thomas Fawcett
"...The spastic paranoia of last year's La Radiolina sparked another rare stateside appearance by the Parisian-born Spaniard and his sixpiece guerilla unit, with punk grunts of "Oi, oi, oi" bumping into the distinctly Marley woe-yo-yo-yo's of "Mr. Bobby." Immigrant anthems "Clandestino" and "Welcome to Tijuana" boiled over with flamenco guitar, the nylon strings of the tattered acoustic axe damn near snapping on "Desaparecido" before a single mariachi trumpet tempered the blaze..."

Are You Ready For Shakwon and Reggie?
Your guide to Wu-Tang aliases
DAILY Music  September 18, 2008, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Method Man: The Panty Raider, Methtical, Tical, Ticallion Stallion, Hott Nikkels, Hot Nixon, Iron Lung, John-John McLane, Johnny Blaze, John-John Blaizini, Johnny Dangerous, Shakwon, Ghost Rider, the MZA, Long John Silver Raekwon: Lex Diamonds, Louis Diamonds, Rick Diamonds, Shallah..."

Point Austin: Burning Questions
And we wonder why nobody votes
News Column  June 27, 2008, by Michael King
"...He can take some unlikely comfort in knowing that, thus far, he's the only official to lose his job in the ritual finger-pointing over the lack of security at the mansion – although he had absolutely nothing to do with it, and it's abundantly clear that those who were responsible have made his mistakes look like flyspecks. In addition, acting Fire Chief Jim Evans also took some heat from Ott for not notifying him of the blaze, although Evans was a trifle busy at the time, and by all accounts the Fire Department performed admirably in saving what it could. The Fire This Time..."

Beside the Point
Making a bonfire out of a campfire
News Column  June 27, 2008, by Wells Dunbar
"...The Statesman reported over the weekend that Ott canned Acuña for dereliction with regards to the mansion fire. But it was certainly curious that Ott admitted in print that, entertaining visiting family, he was unaware of the blaze until Monday morning – what, do the Otts vacation in the Amish country? Instead, it was Wynn – not his city manager – out of town at the time and sandbagged with the news, who lost the most face..."

Fantastic Journey
Alejandro Escovedo comes full circle
Music Story  June 20, 2008, by Dave Marsh
"...I mean, suddenly I see Townes [Van Zandt] in person for the first time. Blaze Foley is there, Pat Mears, Jubal Clark – all these great songwriters, man."..."

A Word With RZA
DAILY Music  June 11, 2008, by Thomas Fawcett
"...Or you see Ghostrider, who didn’t really sell a lot of comics, didn’t make it past 200 issues. But here it is, Johnny Blaze [Method Man] sells 2 million records, even 3 million records..."

The Honorable Charlie Baird
Judge Charlie Baird is ruffling official feathers at the Travis County Courthouse
News Story  May 30, 2008, by Jordan Smith
"...Still, Baird says he won't change – that is, as he did on the CCA, he'll refuse to adjust his philosophy or approach in order to appease anyone before or outside his court. But he does intend to blaze a path forward..."

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