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 – “Thursday Nights At Austin’s Rome Inn Meant The Vaughan Brothers Stevie + Jimmie

From 1976 to 1988, Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas was just a block away from the best blues club in the Southwest, Antoine’s Nightclub….which was the place that BD would escape The Garden….. which was open 7 days a week from 11am to…

L E’s Stories – “I Have Never Seen A Rose Quite Like That Tyler Rose” – Salute To HOF Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Known for his aggressive, punishing running style and ability to break tackles, Campbell gained recognition as one of the best power running backs in NFL history….and for three pryor to playing pro football…..he…

L E’s Stories – “A Monster On The Boards Capable Of Massive Food Consuption” – The Story Of UT All American Center LaSalle Thompson Being An MSG Eating Legend

We will start today’s story with a 1979 quote from University of Texas men’s basketball All American Center LaSalle Thompson at the order counter of Austin’s all time best sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th St. in downtown Austin…..“I’ll have me four (4) orders of that MSG Special with extra…

L E’s Stories – “A Hero In All Regards” – Tribute To Nolan Ryan

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent once said about Nolan Ryan…..“He is a great player….but it is his stature as a man that we all admire.” ….and that pretty much sums up the gist of my story today…..as it is a tale of a person who has been a hero in all regards for the better part…

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…

NFL – 1978 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XII – Dallas Cowboys Vs Denver Broncos – With John Facenda

Super Bowl XII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1977 season. The Cowboys defeated the Broncos 27–10 to win their second Super Bowl…..as te game was played on January 15, 1978, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisana…..which was the first Super Bowl played…

Music – 1985 – The Goin’ Band From Raiderland – Texas Tech Band Halftime At Tx Tech Vs Texas SWC Game

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland is a 450-member marching band of Texas Tech University…..which was originally known as The Matador Band….and is nearly as old as Texas Tech University itself. Under the direction of W. Waghorne, it performed at the opening football game in October 1925….while fielding between 21 and 25 members.  American humorist Will Rogers once aided in financing a trip to Fort Worth, Texas so the band could…

Music – 1985 – Texas Sesquicentennial Anniversary Marching Band Performs Halftime Of Bluebonnet Bowl

Texas today celebrated the 150th anniversary of the 18-minute battle that secured its independence from Mexico….with music, fireworks, speeches and a hearty dose of Texas chauvinism. The festivities, held at the site of the 570-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument, commemorated the victory of the Texas army under Gen. Sam Houston over the Mexican army of Gen. Antonio…