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2007 Stories by Geoff Johnston

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  • Dallas' Best Music

    published December 27, 2007

    In the pages that follow, our corporate overlords provide an alternative to gratuitous music writer geekdom and end-of-year lists, but being... More >>

  • For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls

    published December 27, 2007

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra serves up insane symphonic Christmas cocktails that are equal parts string sections, blistering guitar solos,... More >>

  • Big Boat

    published December 27, 2007

    The Lord said to Noah, "There's going to be a floody, floody. Get those mofos out of the muddy, muddy" and so forth. Obedient chap that he is,... More >>

  • Luna Observation

    published December 20, 2007

    Luna, formed in the early 1990s in part from the fallout of indie/college rock luminaries The Feelies and Galaxie 500, was perhaps one of the... More >>

  • Carol of the Ghosts

    published December 20, 2007

    It's only a matter of time before some total genius turns A Christmas Story into a stage production, or better yet, a jaunty musical. The... More >>

  • The Gang's Changed

    published December 6, 2007

    Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters were lovably innocent with a relatable streak of melancholy. Fast-forward to their high school years as... More >>

  • Season of the South

    published December 6, 2007

    Where would we as a society be without pop culture hybrids? In some ways the proverbial chocolate getting all up in the quintessential peanut... More >>

  • Bad Santa!

    published December 6, 2007

    You'd have to be a real Scrooge to hate on pet owners dressing up their furry little loved ones in itty-bitty Santa hats and having their pictures... More >>

  • Paging Pac-Man

    published December 6, 2007

    Remember that movie Groove that came out about eight years ago? We try not to judge a book by its cover, but we'll judge the hell out of a... More >>

  • Living for the City

    published November 29, 2007

    "Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand." Who said that? No, not Jesus, but close. It was Stevie Wonder, the... More >>

  • Born to Run

    published November 29, 2007

    Few films have been altered, released, re-altered, re-released, re-re-altered and re-re-released more than Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. ... More >>

  • Get Gritty

    published November 22, 2007

    For their second exhibition, the new Light & Sie gallery presents Grit and Vigor, a group show compiling sculptures, paintings and... More >>

  • You'll Do As He Says

    published November 22, 2007

    In the parallel orbits of daytime television, Maury Povich is the Bizarro universe equivalent of Oprah Winfrey. Not that this is necessarily a bad... More >>

  • Pet Hospital, Fall of Snow, Beauxregard

    published November 15, 2007

    Put a dainty slab of Oregon out-of-towner in between two whole-grain slices of local music and what do you get? Hands down, the worst lead-in... More >>

  • Sip And Swirl

    published November 15, 2007

    It's time for fancy-ass wine and free samples from La Duni, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, Paciugo Gelato and a bunch of other places you can... More >>

  • Comically Fortified

    published November 15, 2007

    Pure comedy should be widely relatable, a titter-inducing double helix of universal truth and common experience. This may be why scholars and... More >>

  • A Good Egg?

    published November 1, 2007

    Despite being the president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister does not feast on baby orphan hearts or spend his off hours harpooning... More >>

  • Satan's Playlist

    published October 25, 2007

    "Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y'all's... More >>

  • They're Doing the Mash

    published October 25, 2007

    If you want to enjoy Halloween with a movie marathon of Intergalactic Zombie Bikini Bimbo Slashers VII, I Defecate on Your Tombstone... More >>

  • The Bone's Rockin'

    published October 25, 2007

    "Sister Christian" is the Citizen Kane of songs about a skanky teenage girl coming of age. But as with most artistic expression, the lyrics'... More >>

  • Spidey Senses

    published October 25, 2007

    As a child you may have learned about death from your grandparents. More specifically, grandma bit it and then your folks had to explain why you... More >>

  • Fair to Midway

    published October 11, 2007

    Last year's State Fair of Texas hosted a multitude of musical acts with sounds and styles as mottled as the food items subjected to... More >>

  • Film School

    published October 11, 2007

    Let's hope that San Francisco new gaze/shoe wave is the next big thing, if only because we've trademarked both of those terms. Prattling... More >>

  • Garbled

    published October 11, 2007

    You don't know him, but he's your brother. More specifically, he's your blue-eyed soul brother. And who are you kidding? You do know him. For more... More >>

  • A Mighty Trio

    published October 11, 2007

    The Kingston Trio influenced popular song far beyond the boundaries of traditional folk music. Aesthetically they may have been a template... More >>

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