Category Archives: Economics

I interview Walter Daniels about working at Sound Exchange, and the Austin punk scene

I’ve been friends with Walter Daniels for years, and before we recorded our new album on 12XU I did an oral history interview with him about working at Sound Exchange, the legendary Austin, Texas record store, for the local historical … Continue reading

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Ozark Jubilee

Last time I talked about the undocumented underbelly of America where I grew up – the Ozarks – as it has been (rarely) portrayed in popular culture.  This time, a bit about the music. It wasn’t the music native to … Continue reading

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I’m just going over Jordan, I’m just going over home

Well, anyone can see, it’s been home to better than me, so I guess I’d better watch what I say. But what am I supposed to do, the one thing I know is true: the only time I like it, … Continue reading

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The housing bubble, or: why I don’t have a home studio by now

I remember when houses were cheap.  People would have these things called “house parties.”  Four punks are splitting a run-down house, and they invite some bands over.  Flip a mattress up against the door for some soundproofing, plug a microphone … Continue reading

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