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    this place sucks

    is that memorial park place dry? not that i have a bike or anything (yet). at least st arnold is near by..

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    Why did you move there? It's a temporary thing, right?

    I lived there for 10 months from '94-'95. And yeah...

    But I lived in a really fucking cool neighborhood. On Bissonnet, near Montrose - the Museum District. Made it bearable. Where are you?

    Of course, now I live in Bryan... a temporary thing. But everyday, I remind myself... it could be worse.
    ...and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and the hills shall melt.

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    Yes, temporary while I look for stuff out west. Or maybe I'll hang around and move back to Austin some day. Bryan... hmmm. Been to A&M campus twice, but never really stayed. Decent riding on campus, tho.

    Anyone know where I can go to find some good selection of CDs?? I don't care for the top-40 shite so independent and local stuff is good.

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    So you're in Houston? What's wrong with you? I'm waaaaay north of town up in Magnolia but I come down there every now and then to ride at MP on the road or trails.

    I think there's a pretty cool music store on Montrose, just south of Westheimer.

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    Cactus Music has the best selection of CDs in town
    It's on West Alabama at Kirby or Sheperd between the Book Stop and Whole Earth Provisions Co.

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    Man, I almost got lost driving around today. I couldn't find anything so I drove down Richmond after a stop at Camera Exchange, then took Montrose until I found this place called, 'Soundexchange'. They had a little section called, 'Independent' so it was ok. Kinda like the entire contents of 33 in Austin, except 33 is filled with vinyl and just a few CDs. I hung a right on Montrose and started seeing street kids all over the place. I kept driving thinking I would find Westheimer, but I ended up hitting I-10 inside the Loop and took that back home. I musta drove like a million miles.

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    you probably ended up in the 5th Ward.

    if you like singer songwriter type stuff you may wanna try hitting up www.andersonfair.com

    the main guy at the club is Tim Leatherwood, my uncle. he's a cool guy. down with some indie musicians.

    other than that....
    houston= bleh
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    Quote Originally Posted by toonces
    I hung a right on Montrose and started seeing street kids all over the place.
    Yeah, that's Montrose.

    There used to be an indie record store on Kirby or Shepherd, one of those streets, just north of 59... you could see 59 from the parking lot - I think. Not the same one that ssk mentioned, unless it moved. This was 10 years ago, so anything's possible. I remember going in there and thinking "I've never heard of any these bands". And everybody had mohawks and leather jackets and whatnot. I was wearing a flannel shirt, so I left quickly.

    I wonder if the Waugh Drive Pool Hall if still there. Man, what a dive.

    The great thing about being inside the loop was you never had to go anywhere. It was all right there.

    Keep posting your Houston experiences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Q
    Keep posting your Houston experiences.
    Houston sucks.

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    Naw, just kidding. I wish I had my bikes so I could at least ride. I guess I could pack the pack which is up to 30 lbs without any food, water, half of my clothes, or my camera and lenses. Or my tackle.

    I'm looking through this Houston Press thing and the music listings seems kinda shabby compared to Austin Chronicle. There were so many restaurants when I went driving today, tho. I wish I had a fat wallet so I could eat out all the time.

    The drivers here seem to never been in any special hurry to get anywhere compared to Austin. I assume it's because they know that it'll take a good while so they accept it. I was sitting at the light on Chimney Rock and San Felipe (I think) and the dude next to me in the left turn lane appeared to have fallen asleep and was sitting at the green light. He had his back window open so I yelled, 'HEY!' and he took of right quick. And the sticker on his bumper read, 'Back off lady!'. Driving 25 MPH and parking at green lights, it's no wonder people tailgate you, man.

    I'll be back in Austin to ride with frens on Thursday through the weekend. Who's with me?!?!

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    Are you going to Flat Creek?
    ...and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and the hills shall melt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toonces
    I'm looking through this Houston Press thing and the music listings seems kinda shabby compared to Austin Chronicle.
    People had the same complaint when I lived there. I can't compare, because I haven't spent much time in Austin. But even the Press used to complain about it.

    Hopefully, there will be something positive that you can get from the experience. You never know. Like for me, I moved to Bryan and started mt biking. In NY, I had actual mts within 3 hours and really big hills within 45 min, but mt biking wasn't really possible for me. What made it possible was not the change in geography, but the change in lifestyle. So my unsolicited advice is... find something good to take from the experience.
    ...and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and the hills shall melt.

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    Yeah, I'll be at Flat Creek Saturday if all goes as planned.

    Man, I thought you were drinking or something until you gave me logical wisdom

    One other tidbit that I might miss from Austin is getting up and going to the store at 3:00a. I know too many people, directly or indirectly, that have been at the bad end of scary shit here so I kinda avoid certain areas (including my neighborhood) at late hours. Well, unless I get the munchies.

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    If you want a taste of life in the country, give me a holler and head north to the sticks. It's another world out here. Cows, horses, peace and quiet. I don't venture south of 1960 too often, it's too scary!

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    Hey, Young, I thought you were going west. You should give us a call. Talk to a former performing artist(moi) about music venues. No bikes? Unfortunately all ours are probably too small for you. I could take you out to the anthills and the damn loop. About a 40 mile combo ride. Not like Austin but still fun.
    I am in Corpus Christi yesterday and today for work but will hopefully be back by Tuesday night.
    I will pm with our number.
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    Well at least the Humidston board is getting some traffic now.
    Where's the Mojo?

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    I can't believe this, but my parents kept the 5 bottles of St Arnold Amber from Thanksgiving that I didn't drink b/c I got sick like a bastard then. I wonder if I should drink them...

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    Did you drink them?
    ...and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and the hills shall melt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Q
    Did you drink them?
    Not yet...

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    Oh, and it was Brown Ale -- not AMber Ale. As I recall, the grocery was out of Amber Ale. I think I left two in the fridge for when I get back home...

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