L E’s Stories – “Fair Hooker…Well, I Haven’t Met One Yet!” – Salute To Cowboys QB Dandy Don Meredith

If you have read any of my stories, you probably know by now that I am more than just fond of folks from Texas…..as I have showcased more that a few Texans….cuz there is something that makes all the folks that greet you with a big HOWDY very special…..not just in their talents….but also in…

L E’s Stories – “The King Of Tejano, Tex Mex y Cojunta Music” – Tribute To Flaco Jimenez

It was Saturday, October 28, 1978…..when Bone Daddy and his dance partner, Miss C, headed to The Round-Up Dance Hall just down Highway 180 South, about 10 miles from Austin, TX…..where they would be the only “gringos cuttin’ a rug” with about 500 other Mexican “cojunta music lovers” would gather to hear The King Of Cojunta Music, Flaco Jimenez…..with special guitar extraordinaire…

L E’s Stories – “Deep Within My Heart Lies A Melody” – My Tribute To The King Of Texas Swing Bob Wills

When a person grew up in West Texas, especially in the 1950’s and 1960’s….they were “weened” by a  continuous “mainline injection” of Texas (Western) Swing music….which back then amounted to all things Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys….which resulted in a lifelong love of this wonderful style of Texas cowboy music….which was at its core, a sound…

L E’s Stories – “The Day The Music Died” – The Story Of Buddy Holly

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born a member of the Baby Boomer Generation…..which had a generational moniker of “Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll”…..while growing up in West Texas during the decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s….which just happened to be one of the major epicenters of the “school of rock / country rock” featuring such artists…

L E’s Stories – “To The Gypsy Songman And Madison Square Garden Fan” – Salute To Jerry Jeff Walker

There have been many icons of the Austin Music Scene over the years….to include such names as Marsha Ball, Bob Schneider, Omar & The Howlers, Guy Clark Jr., Janis Joplan, Robert Earl Keen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, Rocky Ericson & The 13th Floor Elevators, Asleep…

L E’s Stories – “Bone Daddy’s 1st Crush” – Our Tribute To The Gal With The Golden Pipes, Linda Ronstadt

Bone Daddy grew up in West Texas with many Latin American friends whose families were originally from Mexico….so, he had an early introduction to Mexican music….which he fell in love with when he was young….but the day that his friend Ramon introduced him to a Mexican American singer named Linda Ronstadt….who was absolutely beautiful….with a…

L E’s Stories – “Off To Paradise” – To A True Word Merchant Of Wisdom And Magic – Thank You John Prine – R.I.P.

Bone Daddy has often said that “The doors of opportunity expand when you love what you’re doing.”…. and believe me….I love what I am doing, as I believe that this is what I was supposed to do on this Earth…. which is evidenced by the fact that I had decided to do a tribute to singer…

L E’s Stories – Tribute To Shotgun Willie Nelson: That Red Headed Stranger Who Sits Around In His Underwear

This particular L E’s Story has been long overdue….for the subject of this story has been an integral part of the “Austin Music Scene” for the past 50 years….who is not only beloved and revered by all Austinites as a native son and “homeboy”….in addition to being a legend of the highest order throughout the history of…

L E’s Stories – Under West Texas Skies At Night:  “You Ain’t Nuthin But a Popped Corn Fart in This Whole Deal”

Legendary University of Texas Head Football Coach Darrell Royal was quoted as saying….“The only difference between dreams and reality….Is time and effort”.….which is a perfect segway to our webpage here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz the reality of this dream started some 65 years back when Bone Daddy was laying on the grass in his front yard in…