Van About Town

I step into the shower this morning, turn the hot water all the way on, open the cold ever so slightly and move the knob incrementally back and forth with little success. That perfect temperature is elusive. Frustratingly elusive. But I keep pursuing “the green light, the orgiastic future” by turning the knob left and right and right and left until… I hear my beautiful wife in the kitchen, smell the chorizo cooking with eggs and feel gratitude wash over me as I realize I’m no longer turning the knob and the water is just right.

Later I head over to Livengood Feeds to pick up 5 bails of coastal. I walk into the store for the purchase, then drive over to the trailer where they keep the hay. The employees are always friendly but today even more so. I start to feel as though I’m on a float in the Chisholm Trail Roundup Parade, waving from my elbow and smiling with my eyes. I finally look down, wondering if someone slipped a CTR Queen sash around my shoulder. But no, just an old snap shirt and worn out Vans.

Before long I’m downtown picking up Jana Horn’s LP at Bluebonnet Records. The gentleman behind the counter is kind enough to play Jana’s album in the store, while I shop a bit. He seems genuinely interested in what I have to say about music, even though he’s the professional musician, not me. It’s a nice feeling.

The Daily Briefing – 12/11/20 (Fri)

The Buffalo Soldiers Heritage and Outreach Program will be offering a free program, A Frontier Christmas! at Lockhart State Park (2012 State Park, Lockhart TX, 512-398-3479) today from noon – 5p and tomorrow (12/12) from 10a – 4p.

The Live Christmas Radio Show & Fundraiser will have its first performance at the Gaslight-Baker Theatre (216 S Main, Lockhart TX, 512-376-5653) tonight from 7:30p -10p.

The Slow & Low Down  is the Pizza of the Week at Loop & Lil’s Pizza (107 N Main, Lockhart TX, 512-668-3108) with ingredients chosen by local musicians Tele Novella including slow cooked pork, garlic, olive blend, artichoke, Italian sausage and Italian seasoning. This week’s pizza is collaboration with Bluebonnet Records (112 E Market, Lockhart TX, 512-668-4489) and a portion of pizza sales will go to the record store.

The Daily Briefing – 12/03/20

The Arthur Russell Porto-Cello is the Pizza of the Week at Loop & Lil’s Pizza (107 N Main, Lockhart TX, 512-668-3108) with proscuitto, portobello mushrooms, goat cheese, roasted red bell peppers and basil. This week’s pizza is a collaboration with Bluebonnet Records (112 E Market, Lockhart TX, 512-668-4489) and a portion of pizza sales will go to the record store.