Don McLean

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    My First Show: The Posies' Jon Auer Saw Jimi Hendrix--Sort Of

    Welcome to a new feature here on DC9 called My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Julian Ochoa ​ Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow have (save for a couple years apart) kept The Posi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    The Londoner: This Week, the Dude is a Bloke

    Londoner's chicken and chips, as captured by the low-res spy camera hidden in our glasses. We need new glasses.​The Londoner2909 Thomas Ave. 214-979-2333 Dude Factor: 9, or Clive Owen, on a scale of 1 (Daniel Radcliffe) to 10 (Keith Richards). I'm pretty much the exact opposite of an Angloph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Chicago Dog Showdown: Eddie's Deli and Chicago Hot Dogs vs. Wild About Harry's

    Wild About Harry's, winner of our dog fight for keeping good time.​The boys and girls on Madison Avenue would have you believe that nothing screams America more than hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Not sure about you, but I prefer my pies in the George Washington-approved cherry variety. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Listomania: 10 Songs Dad Made Us Hate

    Hey Dad, need to put old Bob Seger back on the shelf. ​Dear Dad, First of all, Happy Father's Day. OK, now that that's done, we've got something to say. Our heads our going to explode, Scanners-style, if we hear you jack up the radio to ZZ Top's "La Grange" again. Maybe back in the day, when you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Handle The Proof: Rye Whiskey

    ​Don McLean, you lied to us. Or, at the very least, you misled me. His "American Pie" hit the airwaves in 1971. How was a nine year-old listener supposed to know, first off, that good old boys really drink Bud--although maybe it was Schlitz back then--and, more importantly, that rye is a whiskey.B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.23.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Dude Food: Fireside Pies

    Tom JenkinsEach week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Fireside Pies2820 N. Henderson Ave.Dude Factor: 6, or Warrant's "Cherry Pie," on a scale of 1 (Don McLean's "American Pie") to 10 (Led Zeppelin's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    10 Questions: Arnold Wayne Jones

    We always thought Jones, food critic for the Dallas Voice, was a little on the strange side. After all, he selected a college not on the strength of their football program, but of their law school. After graduation from the University of Virginia (and all the exams one must endure to enter the legal ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008

    Pop Quiz, Music Snobs!

    What the hell happened with music in 2008? Well, let's see if you know.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007
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    October 23, 2007
  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Josh Groban

    Friday, August 13

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    Tippling Tips

    Can you please solve all our alcohol-related mysteries?

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    American bye

    Don McLean's career didn't end with "American Pie" -- or did it?

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Stacks of wax

    Adventures at the bottom of the music trade

  • Film

    August 29, 1996

    The singer, not the song

    Basquiat paints a stark portrait of the artist as a young misfit