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Repost: A Lone Star Christmas

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2012 by 30daysout

Instead of reinventing the wheel this Christmas, let’s recycle a past post or two. Today, the holidays in the Lone Star State!

Christmas in Texas is pretty much like Christmas in any other place – except most of the time it’s hot, everybody’s playin’ football, people are barbecuing and drinking beer, there’s a lot of country music and blues and rock, and the stuffing has jalapenos in it.  Okay, it’s like no place else.

MP3: “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” by the Texas Tornados

MP3: “Merry Christmas From The Family” (live) by Robert Earl Keen

MP3: “Christmas Everyday” by Rosie Flores

MP3: “When It’s Christmas Time In Texas” by George Strait

MP3: “The Christmas Song” by Steve Fromholz

MP3: “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy” by Rev. Horton Heat

MP3: Stevie Ray Vaughan Holiday Greeting No. 1

MP3: “Rockin’ Winter Wonderland” by the Fabulous Thunderbirds

MP3: “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” by Rusty Wier

MP3: “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Lou Ann Barton

MP3: “Merry Christmas” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

MP3: “Frosty The Snowman” by Flaco Jimenez & Freddy Fender

MP3: “Pretty Paper” by Willie Nelson

MP3: “Nothing But A Child” by Steve Earle & Allison Moorer

MP3: “Snow In Austin” by Ellis Paul

MP3: “Sweet Little Baby Boy” by Angela Strehli

MP3: “Winterlude” by Joe Ely

MP3: “Please Come Home For Christmas” by Marcia Ball

MP3: “She’ll Be My Everything For Christmas” by Los Lonely Boys

MP3: Stevie Ray Vaughan Holiday Greeting No. 2 (1989)


Seasons Greetings from Texas!

Posted in Christmas with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by 30daysout

Just in time for Christmas, they are tellin’ us that the weather will be in the 70s early this week then it should plunge to about 37 Friday night.  Brrr, right?  Well, down here we think cold weather – and all that “white Christmas” stuff – is overrated.  The other day I had an eggnog with a little jalapeno in it and although it was downright awful, I didn’t mind.  Because this is Texas, you know?

OK,  I was counting the Bowl games comin’ this year and there are a bunch in Texas: the Alamo Bowl (San Antonio), the Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth), the Cotton Bowl (Dallas), the Sun Bowl (El Paso) and the Texas Bowl (Houston).  And don’t forget the University of Texas vs. Alabama in the big Rose Bowl game, way in the future at Jan. 7.  What the hell does this have to do with Christmas?  Nothing – except that at Christmas time, people in Texas are thinkin’ football, not snow.  Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and find yourself a Bowl game to go to.   And stay away from jalapeno eggnog.  Ho, ho.

MP3: “Mason Dixon’s On The Line,” by Jerry Jeff Walker

MP3: “Winterlude” by Joe Ely

MP3: “Merry Christmas From The Family” (live) by Robert Earl Keen

MP3: “Christmas Everyday” by Rosie Flores

MP3: “When It’s Christmas Time In Texas” by George Strait

MP3: “The Christmas Song” by Steve Fromholz

MP3: “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” by Rusty Wier

MP3: “Pretty Paper” by Gary P. Nunn

MP3: “Nothing But A Child” by Steve Earle & Allison Moorer

MP3: “Snow In Austin” by Ellis Paul

MP3: “Silent Night” by Willie Nelson

MP3: “Sweet Little Baby Boy” by Angela Strehli

MP3: “On This Christmas Night” by B. J. Thomas

MP3: “A Special Wish” by B.W. Stevenson

MP3: “Grateful for Christmas” by Hayes Carll

MP3: “Please Come Home For Christmas” by Marcia Ball

MP3: “Feliz Navidad” by Los Lonely Boys

MP3: “Frosty the Snowman” by Freddy Fender & Flaco Jimenez

Rusty Wier, R.I.P.

Posted in News with tags , , on October 13, 2009 by 30daysout

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Rusty Wier was a well-known singer/songwriter who has been a Texas hero for decades.  He died last week after a long battle with cancer.  He was one of the most exuberant and infectious performers I’ve ever seen, every show I saw him play was memorable.  Here is a proper tribute from the Austin American Statesman.  Perhaps his biggest moment was Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Wier’s “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance” from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack.  People in Texas will remember him differently, though – most likely from a hot, sweaty night of dancing and drinking in a roadhouse somewhere.  Rusty Wier was a Lone Star classic.

MP3: “Austin City Limits ad/Rusty Wier”  (KILT-FM, 1977)

MP3: “Coast Of Colorado” by Rusty Wier

MP3: “Good Good Lovin’ ” by Rusty Wier

MP3: “Midnight Angel” by Rusty Wier

YouTube: “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance” by Rusty Wier

30 Days Out (From Christmas): Texas

Posted in 30 Days Out (From Christmas) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2008 by 30daysout

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Day Ten – We’re one third of the way through, and thought we’d share some of the holiday music from the Lone Star State.  We have it pretty good here – the indigenous music can encompass country, blues, folk, Tex-Mex, polka and good old rock and roll.  And there is no shortage of true characters to play all this fine music here in Texas.  We will surely visit Texas again on our 30 day countdown, so warm yourself up a big bowl o’ chili or grill some Earl Campbell sausages and cue up these tunes.  Y’all have a Merry Christmas!

MP3: “When It’s Christmas Time in Texas” by George Strait

MP3: “Frosty The Snowman” by Freddy Fender & Flaco Jimenez

MP3: “Merry Christmas Darling” by the Fabulous Thunderbirds

MP3: “Silent Night” by Willie Nelson

MP3: “Feliz Navidad” by Los Lonely Boys

MP3: “Mason Dixon’s On The Line” by Jerry Jeff Walker

MP3: “Santa” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

MP3: “Must Be Christmas” by Brave Combo

MP3: “Please Come Home For Christmas” by Marcia Ball

MP3: “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” by Rusty Wier