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2006 Stories by Noah W. Bailey

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  • The Corny Girls

    published December 28, 2006

    Fogy that I am, the first time I heard of the Cheetah Girls was this summer from my 12-year-old cousin, who in August began planning her... More >>

  • Sump'n Else

    published December 28, 2006

    If you have any idea what the Ticket's Mike Rhyner is talking about when he waxes nostalgic about Dallas bands of the '60s and '70s, then you're... More >>

  • Scoring Texas

    published December 28, 2006

    Seeing a concert by the Gourds is one of those quintessential experiences that every Texas music fan should have at least once, like dancing to a... More >>

  • The Dark Side of Nokia

    published December 28, 2006

    As a young acolyte of Beavis and Butt-head and Wayne's World in the mid '90s, I often found myself renting Dazed and Confused... More >>

  • The Great Mustachio

    published December 21, 2006

    As of this writing, the lowly Charlotte Bobcats are sitting near the bottom of the NBA's Eastern Conference standings, so it's unlikely... More >>

  • Little Gray Elves

    published December 14, 2006

    The holidays are great, but if Santa Claus or the Ghost of Christmas Past showed up in my house, I would freak the *%&# out. Judging by the number... More >>

  • E Street Theater

    published December 14, 2006

    For many children, Santa Claus' impending arrival is first signaled by his appearance at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But when I... More >>

  • Down Santa Claus Lane

    published December 14, 2006

    Every Santa's been there. One minute you’re dropping off a little gift, just trying to do your Santa business, and the next you... More >>

  • Texas Bard

    published December 7, 2006

    Singer-songwriter Guy Clark is nothing if not beloved. When indie-rock poster boy Conor Oberst dissed the Lone Star State in a misguided fit of... More >>

  • Donkey Show

    published December 7, 2006

    Many artists have found inspiration in the world of animals; we humans are a part of it, after all, descended from the ape so that we might learn... More >>

  • High Art

    published November 30, 2006

    The last time I was at the Conduit Gallery, I saw Wayne Coyne walking around in a giant plastic bubble. Now that's what I call art. Granted,... More >>

  • Country Christmas

    published November 30, 2006

    Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are Texas country's favorite couple, our very own modern George and Tammy minus most of the drama and... More >>

  • Country Christmas

    published November 30, 2006

    Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are Texas country's favorite couple, our very own modern George and Tammy minus most of the drama and... More >>

  • Drowning in It

    published November 23, 2006

    All right, I admit it. If Patrick Swayze shows up in a movie on cable, I will watch it. Dirty Dancing, Road House, Three... More >>

  • Sweet, Sweet Fantasy

    published November 23, 2006

    This year I am participating in not one, not two, but three fantasy basketball leagues. It's been a rocky road thus far—damn you,... More >>

  • Ouch

    published November 16, 2006

    Slam poetry has never really lived up to its billing for me; there's nothing particularly "slammin'" about it in my eyes. But get a couple people... More >>

  • Scared Straight

    published November 9, 2006

    Comedian Steve Byrne must have a lot of fun filling out census forms. Having sprung forth from the union of an Irish father and a Korean... More >>

  • Life in Miniature

    published November 9, 2006

    I've always thought that toy trains were pretty cool, especially considering the fact that Neil Young is into them. There's just something... More >>

  • Under the Big Top

    published November 9, 2006

    Last year I attended the Shrine Circus for the first time, borrowing my favorite 4-year-old for an afternoon of elephants, clowns and old... More >>

  • Against the Wind

    published November 2, 2006

    For a time in the late '70s, Forrest Gump just ran. Why? Because he felt like RUNNING. I, myself have a similar philosophy about eating...... More >>

  • Loose Is Fast

    published November 2, 2006

    Everything I know about NASCAR I learned from Days of Thunder and my mother. Despite repeated viewings of the trials and tribulations of... More >>

  • Spoon Man

    published October 26, 2006

    The 244 poems in Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, the tale of a fictional Illinois town as told through the stories of... More >>

  • Dreadful

    published October 19, 2006

    The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs forever cemented Stephin Merritt's place among indie-rock royalty, earning countless spots on collegiate... More >>

  • Dreadful

    published October 19, 2006

    The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs forever cemented Stephin Merritt's place among indie-rock royalty, earning countless spots on collegiate... More >>

  • Pike's Peak

    published October 19, 2006

    It's not my job to tell you how bad Patrice Pike’s music is...it's my pleasure. After all, it's not her job to suck, either, but she... More >>

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