Who would have suspected that a trip to Austin’s Sixth Street would prove to be more off-putting than many third-world countries I have visited, including the dread souks of Marrakech, Morocco. Take into consideration that Morocco is the only one of a hundred and seven countries to which I will never return.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? I RAN INTO AN OLD PAL IN THE SAN DIEGO AIRPORT. HE’S A GREAT GUY BUT HE JOINED CULT 45.
THIS STAGE ALWAYS HAS A GOOD LEAD GUITAR IN THE OFFING
THIS LADY REALLY TORE IT UP
THE BLIND PIG
THE GOOD THING ABOUT SIXTH STREET IS THAT YOU CAN SAMPLE THE MUSIC BEFORE YOU GO INSIDE.
THE BAD THINGS: TOO MUCH TO LIST.
PELONS TEX MEX
CHARLES WHITMAN KILLED 17 PEOPLE HERE ON AUG 1, 1966 AND WAS KNOWN AS THE “TEXAS TOWER SNIPER.” HE BECAME AN EXPERT MARKSMAN IN THE MARINES WHICH MADE HIM ALL THE MORE DEADLY. AFTER HIS DEATH, AN AUTOPSY REVEALED A SMALL BRAIN TUMOR.
THE INCIDENT USHERED IN THE CURRENT ERA OF MASS MURDERS FOR WHICH THE UNITED STATES HAS BECOME WELL KNOWN FOR OVER THE PAST FIFTY YEARS.
SPIDER HOUSE – MIKE’S “METAL” COFFEEHOUSE HANGOUT
JOHN, MIKE, AND PICKLE RICK!!!
MADDENING MAELSTROM – AN OPEN-AIR ASYLUM ON FRIDAY NIGHT
HANG ON 130 SECONDS WIN $100 – A group of local grifters man a device designed to part the drunk and gullible from their money. Firstly, very few people on the planet can hang for that long. For those that can, they constructed the bar so that it spins on its axis thus causing the mark to tire more quickly and guaranteeing that nobody can pull off the feat.
Then the shill tries to get people to bet on the thing. The final part of the con is that there are pickpockets in the crowd ready to take advantage of the distraction. Fortunately, I was wearing my security travel pants, and although I found my pocket unzipped, they were unable to locate the hidden velcro section containing my wallet.
The scuzzy Flava Flav wannabe in the crown , his shirtless shill and their posse of reprobates do their best to help make Sixth Street into the relentless insane shithole it has become. Filled with with drunks, aggressive homeless, and grifters of all stripes. Sixth Street has been completely robbed of its charm. The only way to tolerate the place now would be to get just shy of vomiting drunk. Then you’ll fit right in.
I saw this same con being pulled on an inebriated public during BeatleWeek in Liverpool earlier this year. I think this sort of thing would be easier to take if it weren’t for the fact that the President of the United States is a liar, a conman, and a sociopath. His response to the global climate crisis is nothing short of a crime against humanity.
Of course criminal activity is nothing new for that orange reprobate. In fact, I think we should bestow upon him John Gotti’s old moniker, Teflon Don. Perhaps we’ll be fortunate and he’ll end up in the same place as Gotti, but with the fossil fuel industry and the powers that be protecting him he’ll probably escape the justice he deserves. The best we can hope for is probably death by cheeseburger at this point.
JUST LIKE IN MARRAKECH – I’D LOVE TO SEE ONE OF THOSE PYTHONS SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF ONE OF THOSE NIMRODS
THIS PAIR IS JUST A HOP AND A SKIP AWAY FROM THE POLE
I WOUDN’T HAVE LET MY DAUGHTER GO ANYWHERE NEAR THIS ABOMINABLE SHITSHOW BACK IN THE DAY.
JUST OUT FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN
SPEAKEASY – FINALLY, A NICE PLACE FOUR BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE INSANITY WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY YOURSELF AND NOT BE BESIEGED BY BEGGARS WHEN YOU WALK OUTSIDE.