Posts Tagged ‘road’
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This Life Could Be Your Tour

Like Dante’s Inferno, there are rings of band “success.” And 99 percent of them are long. And hard.
Steve Steward
I found the most tragicomic advertisement I’ve ever seen in the fall of 2008, when my old band, Darth Vato, was loading into a crappy bar in Longview to play a show. Stuck into a planter box littered with rocks and cigarette ...


From Finish Line to Wet Willie’s

Last Call
In the 14-odd years I’ve lived in the Fort, I’ve been to Billy Bob’s exactly once, in 2002, to see Willie Nelson. I don’t remember much other than a bartender who opened five or six longnecks at a time, cradling them un...



What Will the Kids Get?

The Texas that remains after the ecological plunderers pass through may not be a thing of pride.
E.R. BILLS
About 470 years ago, famed Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado and his men got lost in the Texas panhandle. They floundered there for three weeks.


Rabblerouser Roundup

A: Roads and Property
Static
      Terri Hall, whose Texans United for Reform and Freedom helped lead the fight against the Trans-Texas Corridor a few years back, has never been a fan of Gov. Rick Perry, godfather to Texas toll roads. Not surprisingly, ...



Gobble Gobble at Finn’s

Last Call
Like Iron Maiden and Mila Kunis, there are lots of good things to say about sandwiches, but they’re not always the best fit for every situation. Maiden tends to bomb at parties with chicks, Kunis was miscast in Book of Eli, a...


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Artspace 111
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Artspace 111 has a show of photographs by Jill Johnson and Billy Stone up through the new year. The two photographers specialize in landscapes around the Southwest and humorous looks at local culture, though Stone’s picture o...



Parking Wars

Static
When Fort Worth officials ordered up an 1,100-space parking garage near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, they decided it would be paid for via a $5 fee on all the parking lots surrounding the center, year-round. The city negoti...


A Hole for Riverside Park

They want to dig up the park and haul it away.
Robert J. Gieb
A cruise down Scenic Drive in Riverside, just northeast of downtown Fort Worth, is a lesson in failed government. The road itself is actually part of Riverside Park along the Trinity River, its right of way conveyed to the city...



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Greg Miller’s exhibit On the Road isn’t inspired by the news segments that Charles Kuralt used to do for CBS News but rather by the billboards in and around his adopted hometown of Los Angeles. The show will be up a...


The Crash That Took Me

Anthony Mariani
Huge, shimmering, occasionally fuzzy guitars. Pounding, splashing drums and syrupy atmospherics. Slinky, androgynous vocals that slowly transmit Beatles-esque melodies with lyrics about transmutation, self-reflection, and trans...