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Sonic Boomers and Bizarros
Hole in the Wall's anniversary weekend reunites the Bizarros
"...Lea Ann & the Bizarros around 1969-70, I think. Big Boy Medlin wrote some songs for them. I joined..."

June 11, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Back Door Man
A profile of Bill Bentley, former Austin Sun writer, current music industry impresario, and producer of tribute albums of Roky Erickson and Skip Spence
"...to identify with, to make you feel safer and bigger. I joined the fan club. I was five, six..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Letters at 3AM: 'Roadie': 30 Years Later
The screenwriter of Roadie visits his younger, more serious self
"...even if the guys who wrote the picture (James BigBoy Medlin and myself) can't take a nip of credit..."

March 26, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Look Ma, No Hands!
How the underground press evolved into the alternative press.
"...had publishing experience; the rest of us were green. Big Boy Medlin, Bill Bentley, Carlene Brady, Eric "Enrique Pasa"..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Life A.D.
Former Austin Sun writer Bill Bentley says a prayer for Doug Sahm
"...on some high-up shelf of my soul -- a big-ass smile. And even though I knew they'd lowered the..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Roadie
The shot about midway through 'Roadie' that travels from her sparkling shoes slowly up to her beaming face – that's Margaret Moser.
"...across a lawn in a party scene, and future Playboy Playmate Janet Quist scored an actual role. But I..."

March 2, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

Letters at 3AM: 'I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing'
"Route 66" taught me that I did not want to be rooted again
"...it. Some said this was because I was a boy and very young. I didn't believe them. I still..."

June 29, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

Future-Kill, Roadie
Hoping to capitalize on the success of Tobe Hooper's 1974 surprise horror hit Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Future-Kill reunited that film's stars Neal and Burns and aimed for a similar creepy / kitschy vein. It failed.Meat Loaf quits his day job to become the world's best roadie. Sound weird? It is.
"...one grisly night in the lives of five frat boys and their Sig-Ep prez, Clint. A practical joke against..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

Page Two: Songs of Ourselves
As friends and legends pass, art and memory burst from the present and warn the future
"...– Big Boy Medlin, in a letter to Bill Bentley..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Column by Louis Black

From the Vaults: Before the Deluge
‘Roadie’ beat these other music festivals to Austin
"...writers from the Austin Sun, Michael Ventura and James Big Boy Medlin, were commissioned to write the screenplay for..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3am
Obama won the election through a uniquely American combination of inspiration and cash
"...In Lubbock on Election Day, I saw two boys, maybe age 8 or 9, cavorting on the lawn..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Chapter 4: The Nineties!
March 1991 -- December 2000
"...town grows into a city and then into a big city, known to people worldwide. The Manor airport dies..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Chapter 1: Before the Beginning
The Austin Chronicle is founded and struggles quite a bit.
"...Nightbyrd, Michael Ventura, Dave Moriaty, Sara Clark, Ginger Varney, Big Boy Medlin, Bill Bentley, Jaxon ... we tip our..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Letters at 3AM
Actions are our only true belongings.
"...way to get from here to there. Another card Big Boy Medlin gave me: Doc Pomus, the great songwriter,..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Coach's Corner
"...his "non-athletic" years made for even better copy. The boy was basically a social misfit, a term he'd take..."

July 23, 1999 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

The Killing Fields, Kind Of
A culinary history of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre farmhouse
"...in the house. We talked about someday having the biggest, baddest Halloween party, and when Tim League called, suddenly..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Food Feature by MM Pack

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...lead in the House (something the party is spending big bucks to accomplish) there will be no stopping President..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Column

Letters @ 3AM
Cyberspace is nowhere and everywhere, a place where the articles on www.michaelventura.org hover and hang, nailed to a virtual wall like paintings in a museum
"...exceptional advantage to the writer's life, expressed best by Big Boy Medlin when we collaborated on a screenplay. We..."

May 9, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Drastic Space: Part II
"...the urban night of New York. (Texas legend James "Big Boy" Medlin once said he never understood Charlie Parker..."

June 6, 1997 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3am
A bounty to getting older is that you grow tired of the uselessly dramatic aspects of yourself, and most of your fears evaporate
"...of being alone, of being with others. And (a big one) terrified that I was crazy. My terrors seeped..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Will a Matchbox Hold My Clothes?
Letters at 3am
"...the soul that second dream-carrying woman. And of course Big Boy Medlin dancing on the stage with a napkin..."

March 20, 1998 Column by Michael Ventura

From the Vaults: Nominees on Rewind
The Texas Film Hall of Fame film series in focus
"...Since 1980 and Urban Cowboy through Lonesome Dove and No Country for Old Men,..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Michael Ventura: Fog-Clearing Instigator, Genius

Dec. 18, 2011 Postmarks

Page Two: Inner Sanctums, Outer Orbits
The intertwined legacies of indie music and the alternative press
"...Presided over by manager James "Cowboy" Cooper and owner Joe Bryson, the store came into..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Letters at 3AM: BigBoy's 'Slap Noir'
James BigBoy Medlin's 'Slap Noir' changed my life in a most concrete fashion
"...during the years we partnered as screenwriters, Mr. James BigBoy Medlin wrote a solo script, a pet project of..."

March 7, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

'Slap Noir'
BigBoy Medlin's dark comic novel of West Texas: an excerpt
"...his white T-shirt could provide. Because he was so big and hairy, the town wits called Blackstock "King Kong."..."

July 18, 2014 Arts Feature by James BigBoy Medlin

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: The Sum Is Greater Than the Whole of Its Parts
Thirty-five years later, only who's doing the clutching has changed
"...common stance for him. Nearby is sportswriter-turned-E! TV founder Big Boy Medlin, whom I truly worshipped, and Music editor-turned-record..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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