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150 Best Albums of 2011

Maura Johnston, at that time holding down my old job as music editor of the Village Voice, designated 2011 “the Year of the Bro” after reassuring readers that “of course it wasn’t” “the worst year for music ever” (she was making a point there actually, about headline clickbait.) Katherine St. Asaph, participating in the same… Continue reading 150 Best Albums of 2011

Deep South Austin Graffiti: 1218 and 1310 W. Slaughter

Or technically, behind 1310, which itself is a reasonably well-kept brown unmarked office building that may or may not house or have in the past housed Behavioral Perspective ABA (“serving autism and special abilities,” a company site explains) and/or VRW Construction (unless that’s a typo for Dallas-based WRW Construction.) It’s not entirely clear to me… Continue reading Deep South Austin Graffiti: 1218 and 1310 W. Slaughter

South Austin Graffiti: 1221 S I-35 Frontage

I-35 service lane, northbound, east side of the Interstate. Just south of E. Riverside Drive and just north of Sunnyvale Street and Azteca Tax and Bookkeeping services.(“Bookkeeping” is an amazing word by the way — three consecutive double letters, including possibly the only double k this side of “jackknife”!) Presently for sale, according to sign… Continue reading South Austin Graffiti: 1221 S I-35 Frontage