Category Archives: Forgotten History

Strange Country – when country music was hip, Part II

Last time, I was talking about country music, and how people don’t even know that it can be cool anymore. There was a hip underbelly in country music even as it was also marketed as the safe, God-fearing, family loving … Continue reading

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Strange Country – when country music was hip, Part I

So I’m a DJ now. Started a DJ gig at the Aristocrat Lounge: Strange Country. Yeah, yeah, DJing takes lots of talent, but it seems like there are a million soul DJ nights going on in town, and I wanted … Continue reading

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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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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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SCHOOLEY’S GREATEST “HITS”

“What’s the point?” Other than starvation, disrespect, and endless reminders of one’s anonymity… – Eugene Chadbourne “You know they give you an award when you sell a million records. A million copies of one album, you understand? Now what about … Continue reading

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Scans from guitar magazines I bought when I was a kid, Vol. 2

In our last installment of this popular literary series, it was February 1990 and I was just learning to play La Grange by ZZ Top, thanks to a copy of the magazine Guitar for the Practicing Musician.  The next magazine … Continue reading

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The Raunch Hands: New York City’s Kings of Sleaze and Crypt Records’ house band

Actual conversation at the recent Gories show: Me: “blah blah blah Gories, Crypt Records blah blah blah” Person who likes the Gories: “What’s Crypt Records?” Me: “…”  (In a rare moment, I am rendered speechless) I would have thought that … Continue reading

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