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Michael Simmons : I Was a Texas Jewboy!

Left to right: Larry Campbell, Michael Simmons, Jim Rider, and Kinky Friedman at the Lone Star Roadhouse, New York City, 1989. Photo by Cleveland Storrs.Move over, Kinky: I was a Texas Jewboy! The Kinkster blew my still-growing mind and helped … finish reading Michael Simmons : I Was a Texas Jewboy!

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : ‘Texas Jewboy’ Kinky Friedman Mulls Second Run for Governor’s Mansion

Rag Radio podcast: The Kinkster talks music and politics and second run for Texas governor Kinky Friedman in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, October 19, 2012. Photo by William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog. By Thorne … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : ‘Texas Jewboy’ Kinky Friedman Mulls Second Run for Governor’s Mansion

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Ride ’em Cowboy : Charley Pride, the Austin Rodeo, and the Health Care Horserace

Charley Pride. Photo by Nikki Boertman / The Commercial Appeal.With Charley’s pride:American eagle on the limb By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2010 To really understand the day that the Democrats won the national health care … finish reading Ride ’em Cowboy : Charley Pride, the Austin Rodeo, and the Health Care Horserace

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Bitter Tears : The Untold Story of Johnny Cash

Top, Cash’s album, “Bitter Tears,” met with opposition from the music industry. Below, Pima Indian Ira Hayes, celebrated by Johnny Cash, helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima, an act caught in the famous photograph by Joe Rosenthal. Hayes died … finish reading Bitter Tears : The Untold Story of Johnny Cash

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Closing Time : Gilley’s Sherwood Cryer, a Honky Tonk Legend

Gilley’s owner Sherwood Cryer, right, with singer Mickey Gilley, at the Pasadena club in 1980. Photo by Joel Draut / Houston Chronicle. Former owner of iconic honky-tonk Gilley’s dies Sherwood Cryer, whose honky-tonk Gilley’s created a lasting image of the … finish reading Closing Time : Gilley’s Sherwood Cryer, a Honky Tonk Legend

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Greg Moses : The Dylan Show Plays Corpus Christi

The Geometries of the Bob Dylan Show in South Texas Instantly the night is dark. Orchestra music plays from hanging speakers. Time to cheer and squint into the black box that has become the stage. There is a man in … finish reading Greg Moses : The Dylan Show Plays Corpus Christi

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Singin’ on Sunday: Michael Heart

We Will Not Go Down (Song for Gaza) Thanks to Jeff Segal / The Rag Blog

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Latest About Obama From Toby Keith, New Darling of the Right

Keith: Obama ‘Talks, Acts, And Carries Himself As A Caucasian’By Max Blumenthal / August 5, 2008 Last week, I reported for the Huffington Post that country singer Toby Keith had performed a pro-lynching anthem on the Colbert Report, and would … finish reading Latest About Obama From Toby Keith, New Darling of the Right

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MUSIC : Toby Keith’s Ode to Lynching

‘Hang them high in the street / For all the people to see’By Max Blumenthal / July 29, 2008 Despite his background as a comedian, Stephen Colbert is known by many of the authors who have appeared on his show … finish reading MUSIC : Toby Keith’s Ode to Lynching

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