Category Archives: Alibis and excuses

Dead Mall Dues: Schooley’s guide to “modern” acoustic roots records

When I recorded my new record Dead Mall Blues on 12XU with Walter Daniels, (one of the TWO NEW RECORDS I have out right now, the other being my solo LP The Man Who Rode the Mule around the World … Continue reading

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European Tour Report, Part the Second: in which I play a buncha shows and try to sell people my TWO NEW RECORDS

In Part One, I went to Europe, tried to sell people my TWO NEW RECORDS, and played a bunch of shows. Well, in Part Two, you won’t believe what happens next! In Part Two, I try to sell people my … Continue reading

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European Tour Report, Part The First: in which I try to sell people my TWO NEW RECORDS and play a buncha shows

Now that I’m back from ‘yurp and had some time to get over the jet lag, let’s look back on my overseas sojourn in words, video, and crappy cell phone pictures! I spent a couple of weeks trekking across the … Continue reading

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What I Want, Part II (what I actually want)

“Having already established that no one is going to get rich and famous, there’s bound to be the question, “What’s the point?”  Other than starvation, disrespect, and endless reminders of one’s anonymity, the answer is that music is a positive … Continue reading

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What I want (or don’t) Part I

“Wake up and argue!” – Hound Dog Taylor, shaking awake a sleeping Ted Harvey, after seven or eight hundred miles on the road. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had some variation of this conversation:  Some Schmuck: … Continue reading

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Record Player Party

It is easy to get down on Austin sometimes. Overpopulation, traffic, the fact that it is located in Texas, interminable heat and interminable festivals… Damn.  Makes it easy to take the good things for granted. Having just left town for … Continue reading

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On Tour

It’s been awhile: Wednesday, Oct. 10th – The Crack Fox, St. Louis (It is also “Stag Night” with $1 cans of Stag beer) Thursday, Oct. 11th – Firehouse Pub, Normal, IL Friday, Oct. 12th – Bayport BBQ, Minneapolis, MN, opening … Continue reading

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