There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.
"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all.
My parents realized that I loved music early. I sang in the car, banged on pots and pans, and jcould not get enough of the radio, records and tapes. They’re not music fans in the obsessive way that I am, but they decided to do whatever they could to expose me to as much music as they could.
My earliest concert memories are of sitting in the audience on the floor of the original Austin City Limits studio and watching the bands play. They worked security and they’d get me a ticket so I could watch as legends made their mark on my hometown and music history.
That’s why it was so special to me that I was able to get all three of us tickets to Aretha Franklin at the Moody Theater tonight. I’m proud to be able to treat them to one of our favorite artists and watch the Queen of Soul onstage.
Sometimes I feel like maybe I don’t have so far to go after all. Tonight was one of those nights. Thank you, Aretha. You were truly sensational.
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Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing lamps.
Since the beginning of time, light has come from the sky, but at some point someone decided, “Hey, let’s make it come from an object at eye level instead.” What a mistake that was. The lamp was invented. If you’ve never seen a lamp, don’t bother.
This MIGHT just overtake Deadspin’s Thursday Dick Joke Jamboroo as my favorite regular feature. Fantastic. I love that the California Drought got two stars, while lamps got zero. Ted Wilson is an uncompromising soul.