Sunday, October 31, 2010

The concept of a World Series is a new one in Texas, which explains the looks of disbelief and all the photodocumentation in Arlington on Saturday. It was great attending a baseball game where every pitch counted, and the crowd paid attention. No wonder everyone was wallowing in it afterwards. On to the next.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the Canadian Wildcats, the top ranked 1A team in Texas

Images from last Friday's clash between the Stratford Elks and the Canadian Wildcats, along with some photos of Canadian, one of the most beautiful small towns in Texas, and some shoutouts along the way to the Amarillo High Sandies, the West Texas Consolidated Comanches, the Phillips Blackhawks, the Stinnett Rattlers and White Deer too. Canadian won, 21-7, but the game was closer than the score.

Willie book review

from the blog Words & Then Some:
(Click on the headline to link with the entire blog)

"And, this month I find myself in complete awe of Willie Nelson and Joe Patoski’s Willie Nelson an Epic Life. Wow. Just wow."

Friday, October 22, 2010

Guy Clark

some real nice words from Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Observer, the hardest workin' blogger I know (and a great writer writer too) and his Unfair Park column.
Click on the headline and watch the vid of the interview from the Kessler and Guy and his compadre Verlon Thompson doing "The Guitar:"

Or go here:

Joe Nick Patoski's a friend -- a hero also. One of the sharpest, wisest, wittiest and warmest nonfiction writers Texas has ever produced; one could do worse than attempt to emulate the Fort Worth native and UTEP'er presently at work on that book about the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Texans. Certainly, Jeff Liles couldn't have done better when he asked Joe Nick to moderate last night's Q&A with the great Guy Clark at the Kessler.

That's clear in the video above, 14:47 of pure gold from two of Texas's best. I love it when Joe Nick says to Guy, "You write songs, sometimes the songs are writin' you." Another highlight among many, Clark's advice to aspiring songwriters: "Listen to Dylan Thomas read his own work." Your work-week musical farewell forthcoming. Till then, on the other side from last night's performance, "The Guitar." But one classic amongst many.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rio Grande Valley football

scenes from Edcouch-Elsa, Harlingen, Brownsville, and Mission