South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Other program mainstays are the Whistle Pig Straight Rye, Toby's personal favorite, with a butterscotch-tinged long finish created from batching together two 13-years from Vermont, and the George Dickel, a 9-year, 103 proof medium body Tennessee whiskey with notes of s'mores and hay and wintergreen. The Russell's Reserve is a 10-year, 110 proof, that notes a vanilla chocolate swirl, honeycomb, and graham crackers..."
"...I guess that whistle pig up in Pennsylvania knows something. It seems to hardly matter here in Texas what a rotund rodent who would have been lunch in a less gentle time thinks about the weather..."
"...Deborah ColemanSoft Place To Fall (Blind Pig) Deborah Coleman might not be what Muddy Waters had in mind when he rewrote Bo Diddley's swaggering tribute to him, "I'm a Man," into "Mannish Boy," but ol' McKinley Morganfield would've had this beautiful blueswoman sitting on his knee quicker than Van the Man could whistle "Baby Please Don't Go" upon hearing the Virginia-born guitarist's own Ellas McDaniel rewrite, "I'm a Woman." Cosmopolitan and uptown rather than gritty and lowdown, Coleman's sexy reading of "I'm a Woman" defines today's middle-class female bluesicians as what they are: distinctly Triple-A radio. Produced by veteran FM hit man Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan), Soft Place To Fall may be short on solos, but it's rich in tone, in such a way that on opener "Look What You Do to Me," with its sultry Stax strut, one can almost taste the wood of Coleman's Telecaster..."
"...THE PIGEON EGG STRATEGY..."
"...Vacating the cinema, my good mood is downturned by the sound of a band on the roof of the Blind Pig performing "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz. I wish I had that $4.25 pie crust to jam into my ears..."
"...That means any building built Downtown or at Mueller, and that includes Mueller's homes, will be at least 15% more energy-efficient than current city code. Program manager Richard Morgan, who is housed over at Austin Energy, calls this impending green-building bubble "the anaconda that swallowed the pig": a major payoff in energy efficiency that the city can expect to see put on the rolls in coming months..."
"..."Fifteen seconds!" Paige gripped her brother's bare arm and waved the stopwatch in his face. Her freckles looked like they were about to combust, her pigtails pop their rubber bands...."
"...Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Graves' agent at Michael Ovitz's Artists Management Group (AMG), mentions a teleplay titled "Sammy Finkelman's Search for His Imagination," plus a story Graves lists as a future publication Pandora's Box. Williams counters with a Sony pilot titled Rednecks in Space, not to be confused with another trial 'toon Graves fires up at home, Thunderpig, a cartoon noir following the exploits of a porker who loses his best hair ("I'm just a hog with an unruly coif")..."