Saturday in SA

Saturday only! This Saturday in SA! See listing for details, and see the photo-blog for street cred. Saturday! Saturday in SA! Saturday at the *Blue Star* — Talk about old haunts! “First to arrive gets the best deal.”

Three Kings

Inside joke, bit of tarot trivia, too. The image is a Thoth deck, and in its original version, it shipped with three versions of the Magus card, the designer’s original term for the #1 Major Arcana, typically called the Magician. The faith I was raised in, a gentle and sweet — forgiving — lightweight, nominally [...]

Chain Store Food

Very few chains are acceptable, but there are some exceptions. Taco Cabana, Torchy’s Tacos, What-a-burger (with jalapeños and bacon, extra spicy ketchup), Blake’s, and Jim’s. Taco Cabana originated in San Antonio, as did Jim’s. Blake’s is a New Mexico thing, Torchy’s is from a trailer park in Austin, and What-a-burger started in Corpus Christi. For [...]

Avant Garde German

A further thought about the Jukebox? The process of curation. FM radio — when radio really mattered. An electronic billboard advertised for a German New Wave band that should, technically, be called Electronica, but that was before the term was applied to a firmly striated selection of music. That band had one song that I [...]

Vincit Qui Primum Gerit

Sunday! This Sunday in SA! See listing for details, and see the photo-blog for street cred. Sunday! Sunday in SA! What to look for?! “First to arrive gets the best deal.”

No More Cinco de Gringo

The image is from Austin, actually, funny, how that works. In Austin, I’m normal. Baseline, not a fruitcake or weirdo, normal. Painfully so. In San Antonio — this weekend — I’m a bit odd. So the image is from an Austin show, but it properly evokes the sentiment of what the San Antonio events might [...]

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