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the scraps

I recently visited the site that supplied Scraps, the companion CD to Alkaline Trio’s Remains album. The site has been taken down.
Information on Scraps was posted on Alkaline Trio’s MySpace blog. Anyone wanting this collection had to download and print a couple images: a cipher to decode a message that was the URL to get […]

the billie joe and mike of green day guitar center interview

Few musicians can claim a successful career that spans thirty years—let alone such a career that involves just one band. But that’s exactly the type of career Green Day’s singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt have meticulously crafted . They’ve spent all thirty of those years not only playing music alongside each other, […]

the snow day

About an inch and a half of snow falls on the ground, the roads freeze over, and the City of Austin takes a day off. I had the day off. The plan was to go into the office later this morning, but that was dismissed. Who has two thumbs and a three-day weekend? This guy!
I’ve […]

the fried eyes from glowing boxes

My brain hurts. After my lunch break today, I started having a headache. It hasn’t gone away yet. The weather makes all the difference in my world. January was when the allergies got me. The low temperatures seem to be getting me this month.
I saw a Bluff Rat on KXAN News that I graduated with […]

the thrill of procrastination

The weekend has flown by once again. Updating these records can be mind-numbing, but it needs to be done. We’re getting close to 4 years of keeping this ship afloat.
I enjoyed Matt’s El Rancho for the first time. I had the Old-Fashioned Tacos: two brisket, one chicken. They were deliciously deep-fried corn tacos with the […]

the txdot click it or ticket radio jingle (2010)

Everyone driving on Texas roads must obey a new law went into effect  requiring all passengers in a vehicle to buckle up.
This jingle surfaced in April and currently plays across Texan radio airwaves:
<[ Push the French onion green play button! ]>

Texas Department of Transportation
Violation Citation
_____________~* SONG LYRICS *~_____________

Violation Citation

Put your seatbelt on. Strap yourself in.
Buckle […]

the 1978 bullet strat used on gish

Billy talks about one of the first S.P. guitars.