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2006 Stories by Sam Machkovech

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  • Late Lunge At Love

    published February 9, 2006

    Emerge from your dark living room, turn off your TiVo-ed marathon of Law & Order and loosen your grip on those tubs of Häagen-Dazs,... More >>

  • Hands on Your Buzzers

    published February 9, 2006

    We're with the Japanese on this one: Game shows aren't worth their salt unless the contestants are humiliated, abused and scared out of their... More >>

  • Spoonful of Sugarlight

    published February 2, 2006

    I walked to the Curtain Club on Friday night and asked a young lady at the door about press entry to the Dallas Music Festival. She gave me... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published February 2, 2006

    Nice job: Far be it from us to take credit for something good, but man, K104 Uncut has to be our fault to some degree, right?... More >>

  • Oceanographer

    published February 2, 2006

    Dallas music snobs, here is your record for 2006. Go ahead--set the CD for On Leaping From Airplanes in the stereo, put your Funland... More >>

  • So Cheesy

    published February 2, 2006

    Sorry, Dallasites, but my blood is all Wisconsin. Sure, I was born in Irving, but half of my family is from a little town north of Madison, and... More >>

  • So Cheesy

    published February 2, 2006

    Sorry, Dallasites, but my blood is all Wisconsin. Sure, I was born in Irving, but half of my family is from a little town north of Madison, and... More >>

  • Screen Steelers

    published February 2, 2006

    It's tough to get pumped about a Super Bowl that we actually had a shot at attending. Honestly, the NFC was an utter crapshoot this year,... More >>

  • This Is Your Density

    published February 2, 2006

    We're iffy about midnight movies. Sure, some classics are best experienced on a big screen, but as the cost of building your own home theater goes... More >>

  • Deep Shit

    published January 26, 2006

    People, I am royally pissed about Deep Ellum right now. I become angrier every time I read and re-read a page from last week’s Dallas Observer... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published January 26, 2006

    Hitch a ride: For the past five years, local country fans who wanted a little kick in their boots but thought Ryan Adams was a pussy had a... More >>

  • Cat Power

    published January 26, 2006

    Ten years ago, Oak Cliff resident Stuart Sikes had a hand in Cat Power's breakout album, though technically, his engineering work on What Would... More >>

  • Spune´s Back2School

    published January 26, 2006

    Every few months, Spune Productions throws some great "welcome to the music scene" shows that are perfect for local newbies. But it's one thing to... More >>

  • Music And/Or Art

    published January 26, 2006

    If you have ever found yourself bored with Dallas arts, then you've obviously never seen the work of local musicians and artists Paul Slocum and... More >>

  • Derby Dilemma

    published January 19, 2006

    By Monday, you couldn't turn on a computer in Dallas without seeing Michelle Metzinger's bloody face. The 25-year-old member of local... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published January 19, 2006

    A holy place: You were never supposed to hear about Sanctuary Studios. The DIY space was designed from the ground up as an entirely... More >>

  • Jenny Lewis With the Watson Twins

    published January 19, 2006

    When Jenny Lewis' solo debut sashays its way into record stores this Tuesday, it will surely be smothered in stickers--"Lead singer of Rilo... More >>

  • Jeezy Goodness

    published January 19, 2006

    We really don't care where someone might screen Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic. Probably because we have no soul—after all, we... More >>

  • The Deep Ellum Experience

    published January 12, 2006

    There you have it, Dallas. The tombstone. It's glaring at you from newsstands all over town--even in the very district it's damning, Deep... More >>

  • Belafonte

    published January 12, 2006

    If your taste in music is so safe, bland and generic that you think Christian rock can get a little too "saucy," then you're in luck, thanks to... More >>

  • King of Speeches

    published January 12, 2006

    Forget Christmas-American children should focus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as their societal values will shape racial relations for the next... More >>

  • Invaders from Taos

    published January 12, 2006

    Word on the street is that Taos, New Mexico, is coming to Dallas. Folks, this is not good. If you thought thousands of New Orleans evacuees... More >>

  • The Loggers

    published January 5, 2006

    Well, Belmor Corp., Trees is all yours again. After going two months without paying rent for the building at 2709 Elm St., the Entertainment... More >>

  • Tim-berrrrr!

    published January 5, 2006

    The only time I wear a suit is to attend a wedding or funeral. I suppose, then, my arrival at the Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearing on Wednesday,... More >>

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