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Fin De Semana! 2-6-15

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We’ve probably reached Peak Marfa.

Can’t wait until the Coen Bros make this into a movie.

A somewhat more sensationalistic look at el Valle de Juarez.

New Mexico’s favorite industry is back in business.

What I’m Listening To:

Dwight Yoakam-Secondhand Heart

Man, I am really glad to see Dwight Yoakam back on a major label and making new music. He’s going out on tour again, and Sam Outlaw is opening for at least one date if you want a great night of California country, that’d be the one to see. Dwight’s always played with form and sound, trying to meld a lot of different things. His newer stuff seems more ragged and rockin’ drawing more on Liverpool than Bakersfield. I’ll take it.

What I’m Drinking

Shiner Birthday Beer. I try to pick up a sixer of these every year. This is certainly one of the most memorable of their birthday beers, a chocolate stout that tastes pretty much exactly like a chocolate cake. This one’s good in small doses, since it’s heavy and rich. Definitely best enjoyed on it’s own or after dinner.

Fin De Semana! 4-25-14

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Yeah, Taco Bell, no.

It would be a shame if this really were the last Marfa Lights Festival. What are Marfa lights? A bonafide mystery of the desert, that’s what.

What I’m listening to this weekend:

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John Edward Baumann’s two new singles, dropped in anticipation of his next album. “Below the River” sounds like the sort of mellow, country-rockin’ tune Steve Earle used to put on his records in between the loud songs. “Gulf Moon” is a breezy tune, perfect for warm summer afternoons, not so much a character sketch as a location sketch. Or a song about about a location where some sketchy characters might be hanging out. Either way, these have me anxious for the whole album, which is dropping soon.

What I’m drinking this weekend:

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Tecate. I’m drinking Tecate. The sun is out, the temperature is in the low 80’s. It’s nice weather for drinking a beer on the back porch with my dogs. If it’s hot and I’m talking about drinking a beer, it’s probably a Tecate. They’re cheap, easy going beers. Plus, that eagle looks pretty cool.