78704 Pickin Party

South Austin Music, Hill Country Ramblings, and TWO Pecan trees in every back yard.

Million Musicians March for Peace 2008

Posted by 78704pickinparty on January 30, 2008

We had so much fun and good peace energy last year, doggone it, we’re gonna do it again. Check out Instruments for Peace for more information! This year's modelmillion musician march for peace


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Allons a Fais Do-Do

Posted by 78704pickinparty on January 15, 2008

Is there anything more wonderful than Mister Ponty Bone and his band?

Upcoming gigs for the Mardi Gras season:

  • JANUARY 18th / Guero’s Taco Bar / 6:30pm
  • FEBRUARY5th / The Evangeline Cafe / 10pm
    Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) Celebration
  • FEBRUARY 15th / Guero’s Taco Bar / 6:30pm
  • FEBRUARY 17th / Gruene Hall / 4pm

Et Toi!

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About You Amelican Erections

Posted by 78704pickinparty on January 15, 2008

I am sorry, but this is the absolute best thing I’ve read about the nonproductive collective psychodrama that is the current horserace for whitehouse, stolen shamelessly from Altercation today:

Name: Scott Goldman
Hometown: Norman, OK

Hey Dr. A,

You asked: “How can an entire industry continue to exist when the product it provides is both unwanted and defective, and proven repeatedly to be so?”

Punditry is just like e-mail spam– all of us hate it but someone is profiting from it so it continues to exist.

It’s also a matter of options. If spam were my only source of information about single women in my city, I would read it instead of automatically sending it to the trash bin.

I really am not sure what *good* election coverage would look like at this point. I like all the fancy graphics and high-tech feel of the MSM, I just hate the terrible journalism. But what other options do I have? Even NPR seems more interested in drama than issues.

Keep up the good work!

MSM = Main Stream Media
NPR = Nice Polite Republicans

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