CPAC and SXSW: an American Stew

By: Sunday March 17, 2013 9:30 am

It was spring break all over America. It was SXSW in Austin. It was CPAC time in Washington, D.C.

While I was listening in Austin to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, CPAC attendees were complaining about life as beleaguered white people. Oh the prejudice they most overcome, and they will one day.

The cultures of SXSW and CPAC are so radically different that it’s a stretch to remember they are taking place in the same country or even on the same planet.

 

Brief Note from Nashville on the Soul

By: Sunday November 13, 2011 9:30 am

I was in Nashville last night for a speech today, and lucky for me it was a night that Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill were playing a benefit concert for the Epilepsy Foundation. I took a cab to the Mercy Lounge, bought a ticket, and listened as America poured itself into our soul.

Evangeline, the Oil Spill and Highway 61

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 9:30 am

I was 18, skinny, out of money and in New Orleans for the first time after some Appalachian adventures and a visit to Nixon’s D.C. I faked a cocky walk into a French Quarter piano bar and stayed until closing time when the brunette singer in a sequined costume gown took pity on me. We [...]

Late Late Nite FDL: Dixie Chicken

By: Thursday June 12, 2008 10:00 pm

Little Feat from a June, 1977,  Midnight Special performing Dixie Chicken with special guests Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and Jesse Winchester.

This is Late Late Nite FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in. 

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