Posted in Austin, Professional Wrestling at 1:39 pm by

Your entertainment choices this Memorial Day Sunday in the repository of STUPID otherwise known as South Austin, USA could not be more stark. You can either grill carcinogens in the stifling heat (and risk burning down the entire neighborhood), adjourn to a non-descript bar “patio” to consume overpriced drinks and suffer the conversation of your fellow going-nowheres….or you can head to an air-conditioned, indoor volleyball emporium to witness two of the world’s best, the limitless Keith Lee and no-longer-a-secret-agent provocateur Sammy Guevara do battle for the Inspire Pro Wrestling Pure Prestige Championship. In the unlikely event you make the right choice, don’t bother saying hello. WHO NEEDS FRIENDS WHEN YOU’VE GOT SPIRIT BOMBS?


Happy Mother’s Day (Nails Dept.)

Posted in Baseball, Sports TV at 9:48 am by

(from CSTB, May 14, 2008)

Sorry to rip off almost an entire post from Newsday’s Neil Best, but I think you have to file this under “too good to be true”. To wit, it contains the following elements of blogging gold : Kiner’s Korner, the dude-riffic Lenny Dykstra, and the all-important MILF factor. No mention of Ralph’s date with Liz Taylor, sadly.

Rich and John Philips for their responses to a post about Len Dykstra’s post-career business success.

Wrote Rich: “I seem to remember he was on Kiner’s Korner with his mother (for some reason) and it seemed Ralph was trying to hit on her. Anyone else remember something like that or is it an urban myth or macabre nightmare?”

Wrote John: “Rich, I have that edition of Kiner’s Korner on videotape and you are correct. I was at the game that day, taped it, watched it, and decided it was a keeper. Ralph was being Mr. Smooth. He ended the interview by saying something like, ‘Well, congratulations on a great game Lenny, and for having a great-looking mom.”


Yet Another Important Announcement From The Entertainment Division Of Cumbucket Media : USA/Mexico’s ‘Laredo’, Coming June 30

Posted in 12XU, Austin, record collector disease, Rock Und Roll at 9:23 am by

The long-awaited/rumored/feared debut recordings from Austin, TX trio USA/MEXICO are finally upon us. Guitarist Craig Clouse (Shit & Shine, Todd), drummer King Coffey (Butthole Surfers, Rubble, Hugh Beaumont Experience) and bassist Nate Cross (Marriage, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, Expensive Shit) have somehow created a musical landscape that exceeds present day reality for absurdity and nightmarishness. There’s faint (oh ok, try “loud”) echoes of their past works but their combined forces have resulted in an album as bludgeoning and all-encompassing as any that’s occupied shelf space in my home or yours.

First 100 on translucent green vinyl – includes download card. Preorder here.
(UK/EU customers — please take your business to Riot Season they can get you the album faster and for cheaper shipping)