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'Crocodile Tears' Misleading
Postmarks  August 14, 2014
"...15]: I realize that there were so many horrible things to include that you couldn't spend much time on any of them. But the one line you devoted to "crocodile tears" being shed over Israel's "slaughter of Palestinian civilians" using American-sent weapons is itself a horrible distortion..."

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
Music Story  March 8, 2018
"...That followed a strong 2006 mixtape featuring Houston legends Paul Wall and Trae the Truth. – Kahron Spearman Crocodile Tears..."

SXSW’s Sixth Artist List
Bully, White Reaper, Wye Oak, and 99 more luftballons
DAILY Music  February 1, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Other 512ers on deck: Beat Root Revival, Brainwavve, Buck Meek, the Bvtcher, Crocodile Tears, Death of a Dream, Devras Plexi, Fort Never, Inflatable Robot, Royal Forest, Sass, Small Houses, and Temple of Angels...."

Live Music to See This Weekend
Unpacking Christmas in July
DAILY Music  July 14, 2017, by The Music Staff
"...A big stage commingling of vintage R&B, garage rock, Southern soul, and AM pop pivots on the Reputations’ dual-frontwomen, six vocalist dynamic, now among the most transcendent live acts in Austin. This gratis get-down welcomes fellow townies Crocodile Tears, who sound like Elvis Costello in black leather, Southern Gothic jangle sirens the Diamond Center, and Angry Beige, whose mellow psych wafts on the mysterious coo of Davy Molina..."

Knockout performances by the three central characters and powerfully effective fight sequences are the key ingredients that spur this male weepie.
Film Review  September 9, 2011, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...What might have been a cliché-ridden movie about drunken Irish boxers and sibling rivalries is instead a carefully modulated film about acceptance and redemption. Not that Warrior isn’t a tad overlong at 139 minutes or that the plot is cliché-free, but director and co-scriptwriter Gavin O’Connor (who also helmed Miracle, that uplifting movie set amid the slightly less violent sport of hockey) has a firm handle on his material and how to convey it sans crocodile tears and gratuitous mayhem...."

Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears
Books Review  November 26, 1999, by Sidney Moody
"...Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tearsby Tom Lutz..."

Dancing About Architecture
The Hole in the Wall closes.
Music Column  July 5, 2002, by Ken Lieck
"...During the last few days at the club, there have been lots of tears and lots of frustration; at times it seemed that the waitresses were quitting in shifts. At one point on Thursday night, Debbie Rombach was seen huddling behind the mercifully closed backroom bar, unable to go back out and face harsh reality..."

The Sour Notes Ride It Out
Life’s tedium and passion captured in black & white
DAILY Music  May 24, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Following closely behind is the quintet’s sixth LP, Darkest Sour. The Sour Notes play tonight at Hotel Vegas with Crocodile Tears, Desert Culture, and Hex Boyfriend...."

Playback – Austin Record Convention: The Greatest Record Store on Earth
ARC of the covenant, good Reputations, and Blind Sight
Music Column  May 4, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Scrapping older material while retaining the chemistry, Gibbs, the now betrothed duo of singer Rockaynne Bullwinkel and drummer Jimmy Wildcat, and bassist Justin Smith added Mad Maude & the Hatters' Jenny Carson and Crocodile Tears' Rudy Spencer to complete their six-vocalist lineup – four Ikes, two Tinas – and explore a sort of melodious R&B with garage rock oomph they've dubbed "power soul."..."

Austin Free Week 2017
PHOTO GALLERY  January 10, 2017
"...Crocodile Tears at Barracuda..."

Lace Curtains
Music Review  November 26, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Besides "Pink and Gold" and "Saint Vitus" – a level of energy unto itself in this circle – the latter's second platter offers cheeky love songs in contrast to Grape St.'s late-night retro sockhop. "Be Good" and "Crocodile Tears" play as lullabies; "Boardwalk to the Alps" and "Wilshire and Fairfax" the dejected heartbreakers..."

The AggreGAYtor: October 2
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  October 2, 2014, by David Estlund
"...Austin OUTs itself, Texas gets beat down, and a straight mens' magazine looks to us for leadership, as your AggreGAYtor cries crocodile tears for victims of marriage...."

Point Austin: August Horribilis
The dog days bring bitter reflections
News Column  August 14, 2014, by Michael King
"...role in creating the conditions for and even the arming of the Iraqi insurgents we are now bombing, in an absurd recapitulation of the earlier background of our war on Afghanistan. Add to it our official crocodile tears over the slaughter of Palestinian civilians – with weapons we have supplied to Israel, while also funding illegal settlements on Palestinian land...."

Alligator Reported in Del Valle
APD issues community warning
DAILY News  June 5, 2014, by Brandon Watson
"...Those with alligator questions can call TWPD at 409/736-2551 or email Just don't cry crocodile tears..."

The AggreGAYtor: June 14
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  June 14, 2013
"...GetEqual takes on John Boehner, but receives no crocodile tears...."

The 24-Hour Sketch Brawl
Ten teams fight to see how much funny they can cook up in one day
Arts Story  October 1, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...11pm: Crocodile Tears (Hugo Vargas Zesati, Deano Jones, and Mike Sullivan) and Star-boat! (Chris Allen, Jeff Britt, Peter Rogers, and Ashley Lowe)..."

Welcome to Hazleweird
Lee Hazlewood
DAILY Music  December 14, 2007, by Raoul Hernandez
"...What the Meat Puppets could do to Hazlewood’s “Hutchinson Jail.” On the other hand, a fairly straight Hazlewood nugget of romantic regret, “By the Way,” could be any prime country-western male stoicizing. Covers of Harlan Howard’s trotsy “Sally Was a Good Old Girl” and Bobby Darin’s “Since You’re Gone” soak up more crocodile tears..."

The Crying Boy (and Bob) of OU
DAILY Sports  October 12, 2006, by Joe O'Connell
"...See the above photo of the sobbing youngster who may or may not have been upset that his beloved Sooners got squashed by the University of Texas Longhorns. Or maybe his dad wouldn't buy him a corny dog. In either case, he's not the only one in Norman with crocodile tears..."

Interviews and reviews
Screens Story  March 17, 2006, by Joe O'Connell
"...Meanwhile, U.S. troops do their best to make a difference and shed crocodile tears for a murdered Iraqi interpreter..."

Top 10 State Stories
Our state leaders bumble through the year
News Story  January 7, 2005
"...8) Slashing State Employees: Although it's happening slowly and therefore largely beneath the radar, the Health and Human Services "reorganization," mandated under 2003's HB 2292, proceeds – and what is billed as "re-org" inevitably becomes "slashing jobs." Several thousand positions, many of them in Austin, are at risk, while state leaders simultaneously shed crocodile tears over the understaffing at CPS and related agencies. The job cuts are a double whammy, because not only do they diminish services to the most vulnerable, they create a whole new group of at-risk folks – newly laid off professionals cut loose in a still-weak economy...."

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