Carter: Best of 2011, part 1 of 2

Best of 2011, part 1. Richard Carter For the end of the year, I chose some great posts from 2011. This is part one. Van Halen cover I wish you could be here to listen to the Mr. Fairchild guys put this Van Halen cover song together in practice. It’s really cool to hear it…

Carter: Not Even Memorex

“Not even Memorex” Richard Carter Thursday night I dropped by Akin Auditorium at Midwestern State University to check out and listen to the dress rehearsal of the Christmas Homecoming show that benefits the Opera Breve Vocal Intensive two week seminar at MSU. The program brings former Wichita Falls singers back to town from New York…

Carter: Music Everywhere

“Music everywhere” Richard Carter Outside of concert halls, cars and clubs, music has always seemed to be standard in places like elevators, lobbies and cafeterias. Now music in all the coffee shops, grocery stores, pawn shops, malls, bathrooms and pretty much everywhere. I’m not sure that we haven’t becoming kind of immune to “listening to”…

Carter “Clubs and bands”

“Clubs and Bands” Richard Carter Earlier this week, I was preparing to be interviewed about the state of popular music in the area, and a notion hit me about how the actual places to play in a town influences the bands that manage to form and to play consistently. Not that the venues around this…

Windthorst-Munday updates

I’m here out at Memorial Stadium, where it’s misty, cold but at least not that windy. Packed pressbox up in here as we have Abilene’s Evan Ren, Munday’s Jay White, Ryan Mills (who works for Childress paper but is covering it for Knox County), MSU SID Trey Reed and Quanah coach Jason Sims. I think…