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Roxy redux

22 years ago by Matt Weitz
The "bone house" in lowest Greenville at the corner of Oram and Matilda--the white clapboard rent house that once had enough steer pelvises, cow skulls, ribs, and femurs hung on its exterior to qualify as an ossuary--is now bereft of the skeletal decorations that used to adorn it. Once the...

Some things he did

19 years ago by Jeff Liles
To those who knew Roxy Gordon, the news of his passing on February 7 may have caught them a little off guard, but the official cause of death didn't come as much of a surprise: cirrhosis of the liver. The man loved his liquor. Sorry if that sounds blunt, but...

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 70 Underground Culture Mainstay Karen X. Minzer

5 years ago by Jennifer Smart
Mixmaster presents "100 Creatives," in which we feature cultural entrepreneurs of Dallas in random order. Know an artistic mind who deserves a little bit of blog love? Email with the whos and whys. Curiosity and experience are essential to creation and Karen Minzer has both in spades . Citing...

What Are You Thankful For?

8 years ago by Darryl Smyers
Sitting around the house waiting for Turkey Day to roll around got me to thinking about all the things I'm thankful for. Of course, I'm lucky to have my family and friends and, these days, I am very thankful to have a job. But musically speaking, the Dallas scene has...

City Council Rolls a Gutter Ball on Greenville

8 years ago by Jim Schutze
Last week the city council shot down a six-lane bowling alley on Lower Greenville Avenue next to Good Records, denying zoning for a $1.5 million project there because activists told the council the bowling alley and attached bar would draw hordes of loud drunken outsiders to the neighborhood. Really? We...

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We wonder if whoever is using billboards along Interstate 30 to point out that graffiti is "Temporary Art" and asking taggers to use their talents wisely has ever heard of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The protégé of Andy Warhol began his art career as a New York City tagger using the handle...

Goodbye, Groovy East Dallas

12 years ago by Jim Schutze
I am concerned for my people. Last summer a neighbor spoke to me on my lawn in Old East Dallas—an artist, one of the original urban pioneers, a person who has lived an entire life of collapsing rooflines and spotty plumbing on our street midway between White Rock Lake and...

Echoes and Reverberations: Allen Ginsberg’s East Dallas Drive-By

11 years ago by Jeff Liles
Allen Ginsberg and Karen X. Minzer at the Starck Club in Dallas in 1986 Driving through East Dallas the other day I had the odd impulse to swing by the old KNON studio. Kind of depressing to see an empty lot taking up that space now. The studio was formerly...

Trio of one

24 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Ty Macklin stands in front of his Ensoniq Advanced Sampling Recorder, holding a computer disc that contains samples from six different songs from such artists as Al Green, Dexter Gordon, and Wes Montgomery. He slides the disc into the keyboard and, as he touches the keys, each piece of music...


Death Mask of Exposition Park Can I toss in my two cents? OK, thanks. First of all, I don't always agree with Christina Rees, but I happen to think she is an excellent writer who has a great way with words. As far as if she was actually correct in...

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