Carter: “Paparazzi” and Macchiato’s

“Paparazzi” and Macchiato’s Richard Carter So, I was in the Starbucks on Monday from 3 to 5 PM when all of the stores in the chain played Lady Gaga songs for two straight hours. And, while the place had a lot of people in it, it was pretty obvious that no one else in the…

Carter: “Duo’s, Drums and Ali”

“Duos, Drums and Ali” Richard Carter Last Thursday, Chris Caruvana played his last show in Wichita Falls for the summer at the Spot. He just graduated from MSU and will be attending University of North Texas in Denton, so that pretty much means no more shows. But then someone had the idea of pairing him…

Big 2nd half coming

Interesting first half as the Thunder gave Dirk some different looks and then really attacked offensively. That allowed Tyson Chandler to roam free inside and he had 11 suprise points and should have finisheda couple more times. Shawn Marion also gave away some chances. Nowitzki took five shots, making 3, and had 13 points. OKC’s…

Carter: “DJ’s, New Music and Live Music”

“DJ’s, New Music and Live Music” Richard Carter The first time I heard the band, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, was in the late 1980’s in a DJ friend’s apartment on 12 inch singles. While I knew what industrial music from Germany and England sounded like, the early American Wax Trax stuff was…

Now we have a dog park without water

The people running Hooterville Falls built us a coliseum. But they forgot a few things while spending more than $20 million to do it. Like a press box, a decent sound system and, at first, hand railings. Now, like I have written here many times, we have one of the worst civic coliseums known to…

The fickle finger of fate awaits

Got a postcard in the mail this week reminding me that it’s time to make an appointment with my urologist. And I am looking for any excuse I can find. I am really, really busy at this time of the year. Can’t we do this some other time? Or maybe another century? I checked my…

Carter: “Heretics and Hootenannies”

Heretics and Hootenannies Richard Carter Last Saturday afternoon, I had the opportunity to go and check out the Alley Cat Collective Hootenany downtown at the combination bookstore, toy store, art gallery, antique shop, music studio and all sorts of other fun distractions. The stage is set above the old dance floor of the building that…

Mother’s Day in a lonely graveyard

I went to visit my mama yesterday. I stood by her grave at the Hope Cemetery in Henrietta and told her about what was going on in my life. This is the 48th Mother’s Day I have been without her. Those of you who know me know that my mama was killed in a car…

“Too Tall” Jones, meet “Too Short” Norriss

The Cowboys traded Tody Smith and Billy Parks to the Oilers for the first pick in the 1974 NFL Draft. They should have locked Gil Brandt and Tex Schramm up for stealing. We never heard much from Smith or Parks after that deal. But the first pick in that draft will never be forgotten. Ed…

I’d pay to see a dead Osama

The decision to turn Osama bin Laden into fish food was a dumb one. Dumping his sorry dead ass into the Indian Ocean was explained to us as “Muslim tradition,” but some Muslims are now telling us that’s a crock. We could have paid off a big hunk of our national debt with a 50-state…

WFISD welcomes prisoners, but not the president

I read where the WFISD once again allowed three prisoners to come into our schools and warn our children about drinking and doping and shooting and stealing. Nothing wrong with that. Their “don’t do what I did or you will be where I’m at” speeches may actually keep a few of these kids out of…

Carter: “Heavy Metal, Winds and Other Things”

Heavy Metal and Wind Richard Carter A lot of people were happy Friday night that the Drowning Pool show was not delayed or cancelled by the weather. There was a lot of wind blowing that night, and clearly the band waited until the last possible moment to mount the stage to still be able to…