08.31.17

Is There A New(er) New Movement? It’s True, It’s Damn (Chris) Trew

Posted in Austin, Professional Wrestling at 10:51 pm by

Apologies for the above headline but the real feelings of deep, unabated sorrow will be all yours if you fail to attend this Sunday’s Inspire Pro Wrestling, “A Hero Never Dies” card at the Austin Sports Center. Good seats are still available (terrible seats, too!)

“There Is No Exit Here” – The Xetas Tour Movie

Posted in 12XU, Austin, Internal Affairs at 10:14 pm by

“There Is No Exit Here” is a 62 minute film directed by Xetas’ Kana Harris, shot entirely on an iPhone 5 and captures the Austin trio in preparation for /during their summer 2017 tour in support of their second album, ‘The Tower’. Featuring bandmates David Lee Petro, Jay Dilick, Harris and a succession of peers/associates encountered during their self-booked travels west, ‘No Exit Here’ showcases Xetas in their DIY element and provides a glimpse or several into a touring circuit that’s far removed from the festivals and package tours that litter the news cycle.

order ‘The Tower’ from 12XU or via Bandcamp.

08.03.17

Stokely Hathaway : A “30 For 30” Subject More Explosive Than 100 Mike & The Mad Dogs….

Posted in Professional Wrestling at 8:40 pm by

….provided you strap dynamite to Hathaway’s size S vest. Video courtesy WWN and Evolve.

08.02.17

Jabbar : Where’s Kaepernick’s Superstar Support?

Posted in Gridiron, politics at 7:45 pm by

A day prior to not-a-distraction-at-all-during-his-playing-career Hall Of Famer Ray Lewis suggesting that jobless QB/activist Colin Kaepernick oughta, y’know, keep a lower profile, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (above, middle) took to the pages of The Hollywood Reporter with an op/ed that considered Kaepernick’s right to work, if not his right to speak.

As I look around the NFL at backup quarterbacks, it seems that his talent is superior to a lot of people who are on teams already. And nothing in his words or actions is groundbreaking, nothing that activist athletes haven’t said before. Yet the backlash against him seems more intense than with other outspoken athletes, like Serena Williams and LeBron James.

Americans have a favorite quote to demonstrate their dedication to free speech: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” For this to be more than lip service, NFL superstars must defend athletes like Colin through boycotts or other means of persuasion. Some players already have joined him, including Eric Reid, Kenny Britt, Robert Quinn, Brandon Marshall, Antoine Betha and Eli Harold. But they add up to less than two dozen out of about 1,700 players. Where is the support from the other players, especially the white players who make up most of the top ten highest-paid players in the league?