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St. Stephen’s Day Any Day

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My friend Emily is possibly the funniest woman in the world. At least, in my world. And she is brilliant at organizing boozy get-togethers. Late last year, she organized a St. Stephen’s Day Party. Not being familiar with sain...


Southern Comfort

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It may not be explicitly part of the job description, but part of a bartender’s duties includes lending an ear to every stereotypical and vocal sad-sack. Which is fine for the most part, for the following reason: Whenever you...



Woody’s Bar Olympics

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I don’t know how it happened, but at some point last year, I started getting issues of Maxim in the mail. I swear I didn’t ask for them. I think the articles are stupid, and if I ever need to find out what a given s...


The Connection to Cowtown

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I don’t know about you, but, to me, names are very important. Call me uppity, but I’d be hard pressed to see a band called Morbosity. I don’t know anything about them, but every time I read that name, my brain...



The Scat Plan

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I really meant to go to bed early on Monday night. Or early-ish anyway. Since I had a jam planned at The Me-Thinks World Headquarters in Haltom City, I figured I’d play some music, float home on the better part of a six-p...


Rahr-garitaville

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A long time ago, I used to really like Jack Johnson. And Sublime. And Bob Marley. In fact, if there’s a band you can associate with drunk dudes in college, it may still be lurking on my iPod. I’ve long since abandon...



Irk Edition

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So there’s this other weekly paper in town. It’s called DFW.com: Ink Edition, and it covers entertainment. If it strikes you as odd that an actual paper is a supplement to a web site — the stories that run in ...


Main Events

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The line at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth was about 30 people deep and moving slowly when my friend turned to me and said, “You were watching what?”



HADCenter in Effect

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In last week’s Last Call (“About to Blow Up?” Jan. 6, 2010), I mentioned an ephemeral creative force that appears to be inspiring a new era of art and culture here in Fort Worth. I referred to what our city co...


About to Blow Up?

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My favorite movie of all time is American Graffiti. If you’ve seen it, you won’t be surprised to know that my second favorite movie of all time is Dazed and Confused. The two films are similar coming-of-age stories ...