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Kinky Friedman

Politics, Storytellers and Milltowns: Chatting With Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver and Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.

Third Time's A Charm? Man Hopes To Win With Weed In Latest Political Battle

Texas Tribune | Reeve Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

by Reeve Hamilton, The Texas Tribune Jan. 5, 2014 MEDINA — Kinky Fried...

Former Texas Candidate: I Want My Ashes Spread On Rick Perry's Hair

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

A former gubernatorial candidate in Texas is turning heads with his unique sense of humor after once again joking that he would like to be cremated an...

I Was a Texas Jewboy!

Michael Simmons | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Simmons

No matter how many books he autographs, the Kinkster has always identified with outsiders -- particularly musicians. You can take the Texas Jewboy out of music, but you cannot take the melody out of Kinky.

Kinky Friedman Is Back on the Scene and This Time... He's Serious

Dina Gachman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Dina Gachman

If you're a Texan, you know the name Kinky Friedman. If you're not, you may have heard of his much-publicized run for the governor's seat against Rick Perry, his songs like "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed."

Talkin' Politics with Kinky Friedman: We talk to the legendary singer, songwriter, novelist, politician.

Steve Karras | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Steve Karras

"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.

Jason Cherkis

Court Records, Depositions Show Mitt Romney May Have Saved One Job: Rick Perry's

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an increasingly bitter Republican presidential primary, Gov. Rick Perry has made his record of job creation a top selling point for t...

Kinky Speaks: Independent Texan Talks Democrats, the Tea Party and Rick Perry

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Kinky Friedman's somebody I've followed for years, first as the bandleader of the Texas Jewboys and then as an independent candidate for Governor of Texas. So when he seemed to endorse Rick Perry for president this week, I asked him why the hell he did that.

What Is Work? Success Through the Immigrant Mindset

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

"I was raised by two people who had lost their country," explains Glenn Llopis, a California-based entrepreneur with Cuban parents. "We were taught to see and seize opportunity."

Kinky Friedman Launching Another Run For Texas Governor

Forth Worth Star Telegram | DAVE MONTGOMERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Calling himself the "only true man of the people" in the race, Austin author-entertainer Kinky Friedman plans to launch his Democratic campaign for go...