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Tale of a Tale Spinner
How a ballplayer, a piano player, beatnik poetry, and Lubbock made Terry Allen an epic storyteller.
"...like the story of "the Great Joe Bob," a high school gridiron hero who, his glory days faded, is..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Life After Lubbock
Playwright Jaston Williams gathers his Lubbock musician pals
"...that he rode a motorcycle through the halls of Monterey High School on the last day of classes was..."

Feb. 19, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Letters at 3am
Obama won the election through a uniquely American combination of inspiration and cash
"...or 9, cavorting on the lawn of an elementary school – a school that was whites-only when my contemporaries..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Terry Allen Revisits His Definitive Albums
Lubbock musician on Juarez and Lubbock (On Everything)
"...songs for country star Bobby Bare, who recorded "Amarillo Highway" and "High Plains Jamboree" on 1975's Cowboys and Daddys...."

Oct. 21, 2016 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...By sixth grade, he was sent to a boy's school in Arkansas for three years. After a short stint..."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

The San Francisco Sound
Celebrating the San Francisco Sound, 1965-1970, if not Rhino Records anthology thereof
"...was on the then-current San Francisco Sound for my high school newspaper. Racking my brain, listening to records as..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Music Feature by Louis Black

Journeyman Neal Schon
Definitely progressive fusion rock
"...We moved down to my grandmother’s in Hollister [near Monterey], and stayed there. I had a lot of cousins..."

May 17, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Res Publica
There are all kinds of ways to be a good citizen this week, Dec. 4-10
"...on the attendance zones for the new Southwest middle school, slated to open August 2009. (See "School Boundaries: Please..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature

Then There's This: Southland
Seven neighborhoods take Imagine Austin on a test run
"...Austin residents walked through the doors of the Crockett High School cafeteria to ponder the future of their neighborhood...."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Reissues
Los Zafiros
"...musical and stylistic conventions; they also saved the larger school of rock from its bloated self by melding raw..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

Reissues
"...performances on Alan Freed's radio show. With an unusually high tenor, almost a falsetto, McPhatter was gospel-influenced even when..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature

Texas Treasures
Moody Anderson and His Western Warehouse
"...It's high noon, midweek, not long ago. I'm tooling westbound on..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Stompy Jones
"...to the real world (or whatever you call graduate school)...."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

AMOA and Mexic-Arte Shows Take Us to Personal Places
"...Spain). To support his painting, he taught drawing to high school students in Mexico City, a job he kept..."

May 22, 1998 Arts Feature

Sweet Blues: A Film About Michael Bloomfield
Director Bob Sarles’ backstory on the box set DVD doc
"...was huge a fan of Michael’s music from my high school years. After his death, when I was beginning..."

July 3, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Toward an Accounting
In its unjustified rush to war, the Bush administration wants Americans to apply ample amounts of duct tape over their eyes, ears, and mouths.
"...managed without running water? Ask your local druggist or high school chemistry teacher...."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

No Ordinary Folk
Producer Fred Miller remembers the making of this antiwar documentary, which focuses on the music of folk legends Peter, Paul & Mary.
"...March 20, 1969, and I had all of these high school juniors and seniors doing an all-night creativity session,..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

John Denver
"...John Denver, who went to high school in Fort Worth, attended Texas Tech in Lubbock..."

Oct. 17, 1997 Music Feature

Naked If I Want To
Magnum opus on one of rock & roll's Rosetta Stones: 1967's Moby Grape
"...The first major, highly regarded S.F. acts to break into national consciousness were..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Music Feature by Louis Black

Destruction as Beauty
Profile of local alternative band Trail of Dead; explication of their new album Madonna
"...Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop festival in 1967, he set in motion one..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Beethoven to Beyoncé
SXSW Music panels – topics over talent. Except they're also star-studded.
"...Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar at Monterey. Johnny Cash gives the finger at San Quentin. Mick..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Perfect Liberty
To find themselves, the subjects of this year's rock docs found that they had to follow their own sound
"...Nineties, the independent-rock movement in America was in its high renaissance, still underground enough to exist off the radar..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Magnificent Oak Tree Is Magnificent!
Pelóns Tex-Mex less so
"...haven't been torn down to make way for a high-rise; instead, restaurateur Doug Guller spent nearly $2 million refurbishing..."

June 13, 2014 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Day Trips
The Jersey Barnyard is a third-generation working dairy farm featuring "Belle, the singing cow."
"...operation to the public. The farm is a favorite school field trip, Belle's fan club wanted to see her..."

May 4, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Pet Sounds
A 15-minute phone interview with the Beach Boys visionary Brian Wilson
"...artists whose music I've sung along with since grade school, never once yielding to the temptation to begin gushing..."

July 21, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

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