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Gerry Storm on Obama and McCain’s Sun Signs; Alaskan Rednecks; and the Finer Points of Slaughtering a Moose

Getting your moose cooked in Alaska…‘It is hard to maintain a red neck in Alaskasince there is no sun in winter’ By Gerry Storm / The Rag Blog / September 12, 2008 Obama is a Leo, thus during the time … Continue reading

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Stacy and Bunni: A Montrose Love Story

If Stacy Sutherland of the 13th Floor Elevators were alive he’d be celebrating his 65th birthday this May. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2011 HOUSTON — On the corner of Pacific and Hopkins streets … Continue reading

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Singin’ on Sunday: Austin’s Cold Sun

Cold Sun live in the Palmer Auditorium, circa 1971.Cold Sun: Austin’s Lost Psychedelic VisionariesBy Patrick Lundborg [To hear Cold Sun, click here.] The story of how Austin, Texas was transformed from a sleepy little college town into a world- renowned … Continue reading

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Roky Erickson to Houston : Return of ‘Two-Headed Dog’

Roky Erickson. Photo by Stephanie Chernikowski / The Rag Blog / Shout! Factory RecordsRoky Erickson — nee of the 13th Floor Elevators — returns to Houston after 25 years Erickson… is enjoying a fruitful second act that is creatively satisfying … Continue reading

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Mesmo’s Meanderings : Bud Shrake, Acapulco Gold, Mad Dogs and the Raw Deal

Texas literary legend Bud Shrake, 77, passed away on May 8, 2009, in Austin. Photo from The Texas Observer. Bud Shrake, 77, a seminal literary figure (“a lion of Texas letters,” according to the Austin American-Statesman) and an Austin underground … Continue reading

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Bud Shrake, 77 : This Texas Tall Tale is a Literary Legend

Bud Shrake speaks at Texas Book Festival in November, 2008. Photo by Bob Simmons / The Rag Blog. Edwin “Bud” Shrake died Friday, May 8, of lung cancer, at the age of 77. A towering figure in Texas literature — … Continue reading

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Skateboarders, Bloggers and Cops : One Little Victory for the People

No Skateboards / calaggie. Gerry Storm, aka Dr. Mesmo, is a former Austin musician, activist and union leader who now lives in rural New Mexico. His interests combine the political with the spiritual. He recounts here a triumphant parable of … Continue reading

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Long Strange Trip : Austin’s 13th Floor Elevators and Still Trippin’ Tommy Hall

Tommy Hall in his Tenderloin apartment in San Francisco. Photo by Jamie Soja.  The story of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators – Austin’s favorite psychedelic sons – is rich, rowdy and textured. They sparked a counterculture, birthed a sound and inspired … Continue reading

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Food Production and Delivery : We May Have to Rethink the Model

‘We all know eating locally grown foods is best and during the normal harvest season we buy locally when we have the choice.’By Gerry Storm / The Rag Blog / October 1, 2008 Most models of present and future food … Continue reading

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Those Who Manipulate The Machines Will Manipulate the Elections ‘In NM the ballot boxes are apparently moved about on a burro.’ By Gerry Storm / The Rag Blog / August 25, 2008 See “Warning on Voting Machines Reveals Oversight Failure” … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Read About Abkhazia’s Fight for Independence

The sun also shines (and hides): ‘It was only a partial eclipse in Tbilisi–but it was total in western Georgia, and supposedly perfect in separatist Abkhazia, Georgia’s westernmost province,’ according to Ben Wheeler, posted on March 29, 2006. Photo by … Continue reading

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