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Jessica Ryan – Sweet Child O’ Mine/Guns N’ Roses

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Austin performer and vaudevillian Jessica Ryan tells us how her father connected with her in a way she never would have expected–using Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” “With parents as overprotective as mine, I was shocked when I … Continue reading

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Peter Aguero – The Entertainer/Scott Joplin

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Digging into the vault for the quintessential summer story–here’s how master storyteller Peter Aguero emerged victorious from the greatest ice cream truck driver showdown in history. “One way or another, old man, this ends tonight.” Photo of Peter by D. … Continue reading

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Kathy Valentine – Sunshine of Your Love/Cream

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Kathy Valentine–former bassist for The Go-Go’s and current guitarist for The Bluebonnets–and her story about how “Sunshine of Your Love” totally changed the way she listened to music. “The way I look at it, I got to be a kid … Continue reading

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Up next!

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Get ready for another theme show! Coming up next–on Friday, July 13th–is, well, this thick chunk of heaven. Stories about the “first time”–and the music that underscored that sizzling, perfect, epic (and in no way disastrous) milestone.

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Julie Klausner – Don’t Stand So Close to Me/The Police

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Julie Klausner goes all Julie on this Police classic, and brands the question “which one?” into our brains so that every time we hear this song–one very unnecessary lyric in particular–we can’t help but ask. Julie Klausner is the author … Continue reading

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Andy Ross – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life/Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

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The Ballad of Andy Ross (or, The Quintessential School Talent Show Story).

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Spotlight on…Dustin Luke Nelson

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This is Dustin Luke Nelson. With something that looks a lot like an autoharp. Which is precisely why I chose this picture. Next Wednesday, Dustin is getting all Dustin on “Plaster Casts of Everything” by Liars. Up until earlier this … Continue reading

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Bridget O’Neill – Stigmata/Ministry

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Bridget O’Neill on the seductive lure of the quaalude to a goth girl in 1990. Bridget O’Neill is a writer and performer who hails from Cheesesteak County–otherwise known as Philadelphia. She is a MothSlam winner and performs regularly at The … Continue reading

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Lineup Announcement Day!

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It’s time to formally announce the lineup! I am tearing myself away from Friday Night Lights on the Roku long enough to do this. And it’s hard, I’m not gonna lie. Seriously, that show is like crack. A sweet, delicious, … Continue reading

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