For this, you traveled to Africa?

So what has ex-Observer music editor Sam Machkovech been up to since he and the paper parted ways? Rafting down the Nile River. Judging by that hand signal he's throwing, I'd say that Sam may have left the Observer, but some of that Observer spirit hasn't yet left him. --Merritt Martin

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Patrick Williams is editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer.
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