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Some friends asked me to start blogging about my dining experiences in San Antonio, so here goes.

I recently befriended a friendly Frenchman named Fabian Jacob, sommelier of Le RĂªve, as we shared a fine bottle of Juan Gil Spanish vino tinto and some Belgian geueze beer at Bunsen Burgers. Long story short, I ended up meeting him and his friend Mark Jones, a food writer at the San Antonio Current, for some fried chicken.

Here’s the link to the story:
Travels with Frenchie: Chicken-fried for the soul.

Chatman’s Chicken
1792 S WW White Rd
San Antonio, TX 78220
(210) 359-0245

Cocktail parties at LSU

Ah, college in Baton Rouge. Warm nights, cool jazz, unfiltered Camels, and cold martinis.

These photos were taken by Michael Dominici at a two parties on State Street, not far from LSU’s campus. This was late 1988, I believe. You’ll see such notable luminaries as Chris Robertson, John Arrizza, Rob Cambre, Greg Fuchs, Brett Evans, Valerie Massimi, and yours truly.

My daughter is quite the songbird and poet. Notice how she wrote her name (with an extra “o”) on her custom guitar.

Here she shows off her singer/songwriter skills. “That’s good. Don’t worry about the cat!” will be the meme of the year, mark my words.

Day of the Dead audio

Here’s a field recording I made with my iPhone. It’s a native Mexican group doing a Day of the Dead song and dance. The lonesome train whistle in the background gives it a nice eerie quality.

Day of the Dead audio in San Antonio

Interview with Foetus, July 2, 1995

Interview with J.G. Thirlwell, aka Foetus, on WTUL, Tulane University. Pardon the idolatry; I had wanted to meet the man for years. He was really quite gracious to do the interview.

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