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Fin De Semana 4-10-15

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An examination of the racial politics in the most iconic of Texas movies, Giant.

A quick Spanish primer for anyone headed to Texas.

Opening day down at the local ballpark.

What I’m Listening To

I’ve Got Standards-Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen

A surprisingly traditional and bouncy rejoinder to Nashville from two of the slickest (I mean that in a good way) guys in Texas Music. Good to know that no matter what, these two can fill a dance floor with two steppers and get a few licks in while they’re at it.

What I’m Drinking

In my own, personal version of opening day, the first Tecate of the spring has been cracked. It felt so good on my lips.

 

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Fin De Semana! 2-13-15

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Digging up the past at one of Texas’ oldest missions.

Texans and their tie to the land.

Most of us saw this coming. That, is those of us who don’t hold office.

Remembering Waylon Jennings, who passed away on this day.

What I’m Listening To This Week:

J.D. McPherson-Let The Good Times Roll-McPherson makes straight-up, unabashed old-fashioned rock-n-roll like no one else. Taking a more R&B based tack than rockabilly, he breathes new life into one of America’s most vital art forms. Part of this is in the way he approaches what has traditionally been considered a hide-bound genre. Using modern production techniques that owe more to RZA than Sam Phillips, his songs are sneaky. They’re full of little modern ticks that ear doesn’t quite pick up, making everything sound fresh. It isn’t until you listen closely that you realize these aren’t straight up recreations of 50’s rock, but crafty homages. This is a long, fancy way of saying I love this record and I can’t stop listening to it.

What I’m Drinking This Week

Tecate, because it’s in the high 60’s and sunny out right now. We’ve got another cold front moving in, so better drink up and enjoy the sunlight while I can, right?

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.