Monthly Archives: May 2012

Keeping on the Sunny Side (RIP Doc Watson)

I suppose this piece is largely superfluous. If it serves any purpose at all it’s only to make my life appear a bit less insignificant. Doc Watson had that kind of effect on folks. (By the way, it sure has … Continue reading

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Man Oh Man: It’s A Big Sweet Life

Well, that’s embarrassing. Sorry, Jon Dee. Normally, I am much too cool to succumb to this sort of idol-worshiping tomfoolery. But when you’ve had a few drinks and experienced musical transcendence, you don’t pass on the opportunity to pose with … Continue reading

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Letter From San Jose: Rock and Roll Dining with the Gourmet RockStars

I suck. If you know me, you know this. It’s undeniable as gravity. It’s irrefutable and categorical. It’s a goddamned ontological reality. An hour ago Max was strolling up and down the top of our 1997 Mazda Protege, from trunk … Continue reading

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Wayback machine: Farmington, N.M.

Saturday, March 31 Sitting in the nearly empty parking lot at San Juan College, looking down over the valley of the river of the same name. When you come into town on Main Street, Farmington appears as a wonderland of … Continue reading

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Albuquerque: Ernie Pyle Library

Tuesday in Albuquerque, part two. (I remember you well, long-ago Tuesday.) We’re at the Ernie Pyle Branch Library, 900 Girard Boulevard SE. Pyle, whose work as roving reporter for Scripps Howard Newspapers had already turned him into a national icon, … Continue reading

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Albuquerque: McLeod Mountainside YMCA

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 We’re still in Albuquerque, which is winsome enough to keep you around a while if you are aimless enough to submit to its charms. Monday was a lost day. Write it off as the “Mad Men” … Continue reading

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Lubbock to Albuquerque

Saturday, March 24. I’m deep in the abyss, stuck in the funk that stalks me like a baleful shadow. Can’t string two sentences together without courting emotional cataclysm. Plodded about Lubbock today. Pretty blue skies hang above an uncompromising flatness … Continue reading

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