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1995 Stories by Robert Wilonsky

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  • Postmarked Texas

    published August 31, 1995

    Joe Ely has left Texas many times, spending some of those years busking in New York City subway stations and the Paris Metro. He traveled... More >>

  • Mr. Bad Example

    published August 17, 1995

    Warren Zevon's characters are mad, desperate, frightening, pathetic sorts. They are sociopaths who smear pot roasts on their chests and rape and... More >>

  • Junior or Joke?

    published July 27, 1995

    Bob Wills Jr. cannot come to the phone. He's too ill to speak, his wife Elizabeth explains. Through her lawyer, Elizabeth insists she will not... More >>

  • Full Nelson

    published June 29, 1995

    In 1978, Newsweek devoted a giant spread to Willie Nelson -- "The King of Country Music," as the headline heralded in huge type. The story... More >>

  • The Country of Rock and Roll

    published May 4, 1995

    Over a plate of chicken-fried steak, fried corn, green beans and mashed potatoes, Max Johnston makes a startling revelation. Until just a few... More >>

  • King of the Mild Frontier

    published April 27, 1995

    Like so many of his British brethren who would later choose careers in music, Stuart Goddard began his career as an art-school dropout, fascinated... More >>

  • Thriving -- or Simply Surviving?

    published March 23, 1995

    Longevity is the easy part of rock and roll; it is no great task to survive the music business, even if an artist is driven solely by the... More >>

  • Pop Moment

    published March 23, 1995

    The lumbering frame of Henry Rollins was as ubiquitous in Austin during South by Southwest as barbecue and Shiner Bock, showing up on panels,... More >>

  • Don't Laugh At a Legend Roky Erickson emerges from the cacophony with his first new album in a decade

    published March 2, 1995

    AUSTIN -- The man standing at the counter, waiting to order his food, is slumped and disheveled and looking slightly deranged. His beard chopped... More >>

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