Jeff Liles

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  • 6 years ago

    "Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do...

  • 6 years ago

    The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the e...

  • 6 years ago

    It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our JFK Bermud...

  • 6 years ago

    [Editor's Note: This is the last time we'll be running Echoes and Reverberations as a regular feature here on DC9. Will we see future installments? Don't know yet. But in the meantime, a big thanks to Jeff Liles for the past 30 installments of the...

  • 6 years ago

    Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop ...

  • 6 years ago

    It was 15 years ago last week when a landscaper found Kurt Cobain's body sprawled out on the floor of his garage apartment. Time flies when you're dead, huh? His suicide will always be a shining example of why an aspiration to celebrity is such a ...

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