Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Biily Lee Brammer and a Lost Gonzo

I get the cool honor of teaching Honors courses with a Texas focus at Austin Community College. This last month has been particularly interesting, with me moderating a panel discussion of Billy Lee Brammer's classic novel of Texas politics, The Gay Place, and a visit from Bob Livingston, a member of Jerry Jeff Walker's Lost Gonzo Band and a true Texas musical legend in his own right.

The Brammer panel included Don Graham, Gary Cartwright, Babe Schwartz, Jan Reid, Kaye Northcott and Nadine Eckhardt. It followed a premiere screening of a short film adaption of part of The Gay Place by Brammer's daughters Shelby and Sidney Brammer.
Bob entertains my class.

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