This past weekend I found a copy of Rosemary Kent's 1981 book The Genuine Texas Handbook at a thrift store off Highway 290. The 224-page golden treasury of Texicana hails from a time when 1980's Urban Cowboy and the oil boom was coloring the worldview of the Lone Star State, for better or worse.
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This is an advertisement for Channel 13's Eyewitness News circa 1971, and it is magnificent.
In our view, it represents a serious lack of judgment that news stations no longer use one-minute ads set to the Mission: Impossible theme, with constant cuts to the space-age state-of-the-art equipment tha ... More >>
Ever been thrown from a mechanical bull? Rocks Off has, and it ain't fun. Nevertheless, if you think you have the stones (literally) to follow in the bootsteps of Urban Cowboy's Buford Uan "Bud" Davis, or just think watching the ladies dance on El Toro a la Sissy is sexy as hell (this we understand) ... More >>
Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers, "Yes Ma'am"
Houston's own Miss Leslie Sloan of Miss Leslie and Her Jukejointers was tipped for a slew of honors in the most recent Best of 2008 voting by FAR (Freeform Americana Radio) members. She was voted Female Artist of the Year over Eliza Gilkyson and C ... More >>