Daily Archives: 11/29/2014

Max Frost Playing Steve Adler Runoff Kickoff Bash

10429480_10152511633298946_382388035732954950_n(Community Matters)  Austin sensation, multi-instrumentalist, Austin native Max Frost is playing Steve Adler’s runoff kickoff & fundraiser at the Belmont on Monday (Dec 1) 5:30 – 7:30 for sponsors & supporters. $20 general admission tickets available at the door at 6:45.




Austin-Texas-Live-Music-Capital-of-the-World-Mural-300x197.jpg.pagespeed.ic.28VQyUoVF9and . . . if you haven’t read Steve’s white paper about investing in Austin musicians, you should – here.  #Don’tTakeMusicans4Granted

Domestic Bliss

(Community Matters) I find these brilliant and spectacularly expressive . . . 

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From BoredPanda: Susan Copich, actress and a mother of two from New York, has taken a darkly humorous approach towards traditional family photography with a series of daring images entitled “Domestic Bliss.”

Copich spent years taking pictures of her family, but when she reached her mid-forties, she realized that she was missing from almost every photo. That’s when she decided to take things into her own hands, creating photos that would reflect all of her feelings – even the ambiguous or negative ones.

If you’ve met me, I have a very seemingly sunny disposition, but I have a whole interior world where at different times I’ve felt depression and angst. For many years, I put it in a little ball, and I decided to just explore it this time. It’s been so fun to bring those feelings out and give them light,” she says. Each image has what Susan calls a ‘twist of darkness’ that challenges the ordinary perception of family happiness.


ABJ on Taxis v TNCs

(Community Matters) irresponsible journalism that ABJ even prints Ed’s statement that Yellow Cab’s ap is anything like Uber’s or Lyft’s & that it’s got “more local reach” than the aps of Uber & Lyft without a direct challenge. Ed doesn’t do himself any favors by stretching the truth on such easily refuted statements. Despite my enthusiasm for TNCs, I’m a taxi fan too and believe we ought to deregulate to level the playing field (lift caps on permits) while ensuring access for disabled (TNCs should have to provide access too) as well as liability coverage and public safety. Don’t get me started on Ed’s disingenuous statements about differences in liability coverage between the two models.

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ABJ – The taxi empire strikes back: How Austin’s cab companies plan to compete against Uber, Lyft

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Why Have I Lost Control

(Community Matters) Too many people who I know have generous hearts have posted statements which say to me they can’t even imagine – no where in their deepest emotional spheres do they have an inkling of – what it might be like to not be white, to be a Black man in most parts of this country. Maybe empathy isn’t one of their strengths; maybe . . . I don’t know why . . . . nevertheless, these friends & acquaintances are not intentionally racist. We should all read what this Black man (today a US Senator) wrote in 1992.

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