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No Punk Like an Old Punk

Jimmy Fowler
During his interview for this week’s ”Music” feature, Disco:Hate a.k.a. Casey Colby made an interesting observation. He was discussing his favorite punk band, L.A.’s still-standing (with its umpteenth lineup change) Fea...


Ranch Style Beans, Rod Serling Slip Out

Jeff Prince
The gas drilling industry might be undermining the city’s quality of life, but the natural gas created from eating a can of Ranch Style beans has been lovingly embraced in Cowtown for many decades. Barry Shlachter’s sto...



The Chocolate Milk War

Jimmy Fowler
I really ought to reconsider my proud status as a non-parent. Not caring if the planet explodes after they lay them copper coins over my eyes, I miss out on some of the best debates over The Children and the future– like whet...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys, B.J. Thomas

Jeff Prince
Traveling in East Texas yesterday afternoon, I “enjoyed” the Cowboys vs. Deadskins game on the car radio. The game was expected to make my afternoon drive more pleasant. Oops. It was like listening to a three-hour train wre...



Trinity Visions

Jimmy Fowler
Tree huggers, owl savers and local historians, take note – tonight (Monday) at 9pm is when KERA TV Channel 13 airs its original documentary ”Living with the Trinity.” The hour-long doc focuses on an eight year period (196...


Mayyrh Records Goes Forth w/New Releases

Anthony Mariani
Relatively recent Weekly feature subject Mayyrh Records –– like its weird Seattle/Fort Worth brethren, Indian Casino Records –– is forging ahead with new releases, soul-destroying bottom lines and days and nights of Top...



Weekender (Fri., Nov. 20, 2009)

Anthony Mariani
Though he’s not technically a Fort Worthian, RTB2 –– the nom de rock of Dentonite singer-songwriter Ryan Thomas Becker –– plays the 817 enough and has worked with enough 817 artists (Eaton Lake Tonics, The Missile Men...


Screening of Tom Huckabee’s ‘Death Of Jim Morrison’

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth premiere of filmmaker Tom Huckabee’s early short The Death Of Jim Morrison is at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Butterfly Connection, 2812 Race St. The movie is about the demise of Doors frontman Jim Morrison. Ti...



Today’s Most Gruesome Story

Peter Gorman
Times are tough here, but in some parts of the world they’re considerably tougher. Today’s most gruesome story comes out of the Guardian, a British paper, which reported on the arrests of several members of a gang i...


Gas Drillers Sent To Principal’s Office

Jeff Prince
Channel 8 came out with an interesting report today about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) summoning gas drilling executives down to Austin and cracking the whip. Seems the state has finally decided to regul...