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2002 Stories by Eric Waggoner

Archives: 2002 | 2001 | 2000
  • Time Is Free

    published June 20, 2002

    Even the loosest, freest musical movements need standard-bearers, those few acts whose rigorous work ethic keeps the younger whelps in line. And... More >>

  • Blooming Wonder

    published June 13, 2002

    Everything in his little patch of Texas was blooming except for those high skinny weeds, and Darden Smith couldn't decide what to do about it. The... More >>

  • Ain't Enough

    published May 30, 2002

    Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of... More >>

  • Throne of Their Own

    published May 9, 2002

    It's tough to be the Kings. Ask Bryan Ledford: four shows, count 'em, in 24 hours. That was yesterday's itinerary. "Oh, man," he says, when... More >>

  • Andrew W.K.

    published May 2, 2002

    For those of us whose tastes in culture-watching run to the absurd, there was a certain giddy joy that came from walking through the local record... More >>

  • Plan 9 for Inner Space

    published April 18, 2002

    When Hunter Brown was a kid back in Georgia, he used to listen to records in his room and try to play along on the guitar. It's a necessary... More >>

  • Wilco

    published April 18, 2002

    You can't buy the kind of publicity Wilco received last year, when Reprise declined to release the newly completed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot... More >>

  • Beat the Devil

    published February 21, 2002

    There is a small, forgotten gem of a short story by Fritz Leiber, an industrial-era tall tale called "Gonna Roll the Bones." The hero, Joe... More >>

  • Return of the Prodigal

    published February 14, 2002

    Mark Stuart's laundry is done. He knows, because some guy he doesn't know just came outside and told him to get his socks the hell out of the... More >>

  • Career Moves

    published February 7, 2002

    "The way I see it," Loudon Wainwright III says from his California home, "all I'm really doing is reporting what's going on with me, although... More >>

  • Crazy/Beautiful

    published January 31, 2002

    We would speak today of Edgar Allan Poe's Man of the Crowd, who so hated himself that he couldn't stand to be left alone. We would speak of Mark... More >>

  • Crit & Shap

    published January 10, 2002

    For the past few years, we've polled the Dallas Observer's stable of music writers to determine how full of shit the bottom of the barrel... More >>

  • Faith Healers

    published January 3, 2002

    1. Lambchop, Tools in the Dryer (Merge): A meaty cross section of B-sides, singles, alternate or live takes, demos and suchlike,... More >>

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