Allen Ginsberg and Michael Minzer during recording sessions in 1987Michael Minzer sent me an email earlier this week containing the good news: His long-in-the-works Hunter S. Thompson record is finished. Finally. This is the one mentioned two years ago in the Evergreen Review piece done on Minzer ... More >>
Photo by Mark Aaron SharonNile Southern, Kirby Warnock and Delia Jasso at last night's tribute to Terry Southern at the Texas TheatreTerry Southern -- novelist, screenwriter, journalist, provocateur -- would have turned 87 yesterday, had he not died of a heart attack in October 1995. And so, last ... More >>
Perhaps you've forgotten: On May 1 council member Delia Jasso will officially proclaim it Terry Southern Day to coincide with a screening of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at the Texas Theatre, after which Terry's boy Nile and I will talk about Oak Cliff's "lo ... More >>
Photograph by Pud Gadiot, ViaTerry SouthernAt this late date, tell me there's no need to remind you who Terry Southern is. No? We're good? Fantastic.Well, OK, in case you're still not clear: He's Alvarado-born, Oak Cliff-raised, SMU-educated writer who bridged the gap between the Beat 1950s and t ... More >>
Back in May I directed your attention to what remains my favorite Stones live comp, much of which comes from two Tarrant County Convention Center shows on June 24, 1972. Here's its exiled companion, which, till recently, I'd only heard in bits and pieces, and maybe with good reason -- it's six ho ... More >>
Upon hearing the news of Dennis Hopper's death from prostate cancer at the age of 74 this afternoon, I dug up a 1990 Daily Texan interview I did with the writer-director-actor upon his return to the USA Film Festival, where he was being feted as its Master Screen Artist. He spoke fondly of Texas ... More >>
Courtesy Nile SouthernTerry Southern at SMU in the early 1940s, shortly before he joined the Army and went to EuropeOne of the first cover stories I wrote for the Dallas Observer was a profile of writer Terry Southern -- same guy who wrote Dr. Strangelove, The Magic Christian, Easy Rider, Barbare ... More >>
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Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.
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