Caught my old friend Billy Joe Shaver's gig last week at New York's "Hill Country." What a hoot. Shear down-home grit, grin, groan and guzzle, Texas style. Only thing missing was the chicken wire.
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"The Kinkster" spoke to us from his ranch in the Texas hill country recently to discuss his enduring music and literary career and his plans to saddle up again and try and unseat the incumbent Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, in the 2014 election.
I thank the lamentably neglected hero of DeLay case: former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, whose dogged pursuit of political corruption is the key factor in the conviction.
We have a financial system that has played to people's weaknesses. We have allowed people who are prone to instant gratification to have as much credit as they could get their hands on.
Bob Dylan's moved on. His albums aren't transformational events anymore. Nowadays they're celebrations and echoes of the everyday working lives of a dying generation of American roadhouse musicians.
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