Lights All Night
Monday, December 31
New Year's Eve is always a tricky proposition, what with the whole cottage industry built around getting you out, getting you tipsy and then trying to get you home. This is probably why Lights All Night saved some of their biggest acts for the third an ... More >>
Although they may look like rejects from the casting call for a sequel to The Craft, Nashville's The Black Belles are actually more original than their look suggests. The band was "discovered" by Jack White, but the four Belles see him more as mentor than Svengali.
Speaking from Laredo and in anti ... More >>
Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selection can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll ask ... More >>
"The decor of the Anchor Bar calls to mind an Antiques Roadshow prop room overseen by a drunk with impeccable taste in late-twentieth-century detritus." (John T. Edge,acclaimed writer and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi upon his first visit to the birthpl ... More >>
In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing.
Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>
Speaking, as we were yesterday, of Ole Miss-Texas Tech (sorta), David Sanderson was kind enough to provide us with this panoramic farewell snapped during the final Cotton Bowl Classic ever to be played at Fair Park. A much larger version can be found here. --Robert Wilonsky
Was watching the Cotton Bowl with some buddies on lower Greenville when Ole Miss sacked Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for a game-clinching safety. While most of the joint emitted a primal scream, spiked their red-n-black hats, or ordered another mind-numbing shot, one dude sat and ... More >>
With a tip of the yarmulke to Deadspin, it says here that last week, Ole Miss fans camped out at the Hyatt Regency Dallas and gulped down three nights' worth of records at the hotel's atrium bar. As in: They dropped $26,000 on New Year's Eve; $27,000 the night after that; then more than $29,000 foll ... More >>
Pass the Advil and crank up the wayback machine.
Let's kick off 2009 with one last, long, loving look back at the Cotton Bowl. Oh, the refurbished stadium will still be around, but its namesake game is moving to Arlington after tomorrow's Texas Tech-Ole Miss curtain closer and, other than Texa ... More >>