Wednesday, May 22, 2024

How you can tell a biker’s from Austin

Since the Sturgi-spreader in South Dakota in August, a good rule is to skip any restaurant with Harleys parked in front. But I will say that bikers from here are a kinder, more thoughtful breed. A true Austin outlaw biker: 1. Cooks crystal in a food trailer called “You Do the Meth.” 2. “Got his […]

Musical Like Me

If you’re in Austin and not a musician you might as well be impotent at Plato’s Retreat. Sure, us ordinary and un-godlike folk can have a swell time just listening to all the music around, but it’s the guys with calloused fingertips that get respect, turn heads and, most importantly, get the cute blonde girls […]

Overheard at SXSW 1989

1. “The registration line was insane. That’s 25 minutes of my life I won’t get back.” 2. “Do you know where Saturday’s day party is?” 3. “Austin learned its lesson from the Armadillo. No way they’re tearing down Liberty Lunch for an office building.” 4. “I’m in such a hurry I’m gonna have to grab […]