Regular Dispatch 3: Let's face it, fellow Austinites
May 1st, 2020
21 mins 27 secs
About this Episode
Contemplating Eddie and Willie setting out in younger days, taking chances, giving it a go; getting the word out and finding new voices back in the day; Austin in the early 70s; the sameness of Austin's changing; and Doug Sahm bidding it farewell in 1977.
- Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, trailer — so so good
- Jason Mellard : Department of History : Texas State University
- Doug Sahm: "Catch Me in the Morning"
- Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texan in Popular Culture: Jason Mellard
- Austin Sun: Wikipedia entry — The Austin Sun was instrumental in advancing the careers of many artists. It is considered to be the first newspaper to advance to a wider audience the careers of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, and Butch Hancock, among others. It also covered the first American performances of Elvis Costello, at the Armadillo World Headquarters, and the Sex Pistols, in San Antonio.
- Damn the Torpedoes (album): Wikipedia — released October 19, 1979
- The Austin Sun Newspaper Archive: August 3, 1977 — Doug Sahm's Goodbye, page 28
- Joe Nick Patoski – Writer, historian, Texan