Tags » Country And Western

Sir Eduardo, el retardo, rides Lizardo

I realise that I’m at risk of harping on about bus trips. But the truth is that the hours I’ve spent sitting on public transport in SE Asia have been many, and they account for some of my vivid memories of being away. 1,853 more words

Philippines

As far as you can go - The Rock Club

Our nightlife on Edsel’s first visit was centred on a location not in Jamestown itself but up in Half Tree Hollow.  This area was like a suburb of Jamestown, where the city itself had to outgrow the confines of the steep sided valley, but in fact was strictly its own community, and had become the largest settlement in the whole territory.  389 more words

As Far As You Can Go

Review - The Last Bandoleros' "Where Do You Go?"

Tejano music, or more commonly referred to as Tex-Mex music, has a long and rich history stretching all the way back to the turn of the 20th century. 590 more words

Reviews

So I have documented in GREAT detail all the BBQ joints I have eaten in, but what about the rest of the food, coffees and beers that we consumed in Austin? 208 more words

American Adventure

Silver Jews "Bright Flight"

I know something about this band Silver Jews, that it’s mostly this guy David Berman, and there have been a lot of collaborators, including Stephen Malkmus (in the past, not here), and they put out a few records and then broke up, or stopped playing, or recording (though I suppose that a band or person can just record a record again at any time, if they are still alive, and want to, no matter how much they are retired, so what does that even mean). 561 more words

Excess

Up the Lazy River

The weather on Monday was far too uncommonly perfect in our portion of the Great Plains to worry about politics or economics or other such dreary matters, so after a frustrating hour or so of getting the e-mail working again, and then another couple of hours of composing and sending out some pressing e-mails and doing other unavoidable chores, we vowed to take a day off from the news and instead ventured into the heart of the River Festival. 1,370 more words

Culture

Prayer for A Little More Kindness

This morning at my daughter’s elementary school, the littlest kids shared their work and ended singing a country western song together. I’m no particular fan of country western, but listening to these small kids sing, I realized this song was really a hymn, a prayer for children to retain their sweet and noble natures. 150 more words

Vermont