Flacco Jimenez Live at ACL sings Open Up Your Heart and Let My Love Come In &Canta y No Llores & Spanish Eyes

DOG ASIDE: Flacco Jimenez has been the King of Conjunto, Norteno and Tejano music in Texas since the mid-1960’s…..a position he still holds today as an accordionist from San Antonio, Texas. Jiménez began performing at the age of seven with his father, Santiago Jiménez Sr….who was a pioneer of conjunto music….and began recording at age…

ACL Live – John Prine Mullenberg County & Steve Goodman My Old Man & Willie Nelson Night Life

DOG ASIDE: Austin City Limits has always loved storytellers and there have been none better than John Prine, Steve Goodman and Willie Nelson….represented on this video of The Best of ACL.  Prine could make you feel like you’ve been read too out of a book when he spins a yard in his songs and on…

Johnny Gimble & The Texas Swing Pioneers – Bells of Saint Mary &Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

DOG ASIDE: There is a famous country song that says if you are going to play music in Texas….you just gotta have a fiddle in the band…..and Texas has put out some incredible fiddlers….but none any better than Johnny Gimble….who was truly an Austin icon….playing with all the many great Austin musicians….Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray…

Leon Redbone at ACL sings Big Fat Mule to Ride & Champagne Charlie & Diddy Wa Diddy imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The story of Austin City Limits has a phenomenal story. Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin,Texas….by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU…..and broadcast on PBS stations around over the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music…

DeBarge sings Learn The Ways of Love & High Society – Open To Love & Need Your Loving

DOG ASIDE: Motown is an American record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959….and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. The name, a combination of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role in the racial integration…

Bone Daddy’s 1986 NLCS Houston Astros vs New York Mets General Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: After Mike Scott pitched the Astros to a brilliant victory in Game 4….to tie the NLCS at 2 – 2….Bone Daddy was ready for bear at Shea in NYC for Game 5….but as life tends to deal hands that affect the outcome of certain events….Mother Nature handed the Astros a rain-out for Game 5….which…

Bone Daddy’s 1985 NLCS Houston Astros vs New York Mets T-shirts and Jersey Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: Having been an Astros fan since 1962….when they came into MLB….along with the New York Mets, as a matter of fact….but, BD was not going to come into New York City like a lamb…. rather more like a lion…an Astros lion. Anyway, he came prepared with t-shirt to be wore at all three…

Bone Daddy’s 1986 NLCS Houston Astros vs New York Mets Pins, Patch and Bumper Stickers Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy came to NYC with the devout intention of being the loudest and most fervent Astros fan….not just at the game, but rather….every where he went he was wearing something Astros….and he would give a loud hoot and point to his Astros logo on his shirt or cap…so, on this day of Game…

Bone Daddy’s 1986 NLCS Astros vs Mets Pennants Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy’s trip to New York City to see the Games 3, 4 and 5 of the National League Championship Series between the Houston Astros (Mgr Hal Lanier) vs New York Mets (Mgr Davey Johnson) was an awesome trip for my big guy…..creating memories that have remained vibrant in his memory to this…