Kevin Russell
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Ralph Murphy commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'The Final Blog Down or We Love What We Do & Each Other Too or Still Seedy After All These Years (if you can fit in the van you can be in the band) Durango-Lafayette.'
"Jebus Kev.  Are you channeling Elmore L.?  I understand he's still kickin it but, damn!  Please continue."
Jan 31, 2012
Jay Friedman commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'The Final Blog Down or We Love What We Do & Each Other Too or Still Seedy After All These Years (if you can fit in the van you can be in the band) Durango-Lafayette.'
"Nice description of life on the road, Mr. Russell.  Since most of your readers have no experience with loading up the van after a gig, maybe there will be new found appreciation for this glamorous lifestyle of yours.  Look  forward to…"
Nov 29, 2011
A blog post by Kevin Russell was featured

The Final Blog Down or We Love What We Do & Each Other Too or Still Seedy After All These Years (if you can fit in the van you can be in the band) Durango-Lafayette.

Durango is one of those towns that has always been good to us. Going way back to the Storyville days we have always had great shows here. The  Henry Strater Theater is part of an historic hotel of the same name. As I arrived a kid was toting jack o lanterns out to the dumpster and tossing them unceremoniously into the rotting cavity of the receptacle. To me it felt a little sad, these gourds, past their prime being thrown out with the everyday trash. A young girl came out with him for the last…See More
Nov 25, 2011
Kevin Russell posted a blog post

The Final Blog Down or We Love What We Do & Each Other Too or Still Seedy After All These Years (if you can fit in the van you can be in the band) Durango-Lafayette.

Durango is one of those towns that has always been good to us. Going way back to the Storyville days we have always had great shows here. The  Henry Strater Theater is part of an historic hotel of the same name. As I arrived a kid was toting jack o lanterns out to the dumpster and tossing them unceremoniously into the rotting cavity of the receptacle. To me it felt a little sad, these gourds, past their prime being thrown out with the everyday trash. A young girl came out with him for the last…See More
Nov 22, 2011
taylor page commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival'
"Sconnie will raise you up, Ribs. Old Mad(ison) Joy, indeed taylor"
Nov 15, 2011
Charlie Rogers commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival'
"Great post, KR - except that I cannot stop thinking of enchiladas and it's only 10:00 a.m.  I am one of those die hard fans you refer to (though not in N.M.) and I thank you and the rest of Dem Gourds for suffering the indignities of…"
Nov 15, 2011
Eileen Edmonds commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival'
"Having lived in Santa Fe and bummed around Taos some years ago, I got the whole visual and lack of oxygen reference. Very entertaining writing! Can't wait til the next chapter. Good luck on the road....  "
Nov 15, 2011
kristin barone commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival'
":-/     : -)    that's what yer writing does to me, Kevin....  love it! "
Nov 14, 2011
chris sweeney commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival'
"Thanks for allowing me the biggest grin I've had for a while. I suspect that I'll grin again every time I hear "Ta Da"!!"
Nov 13, 2011
Allen "Big AL" VanBlarcum commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival'
"Thanks for sharing your trails and tribulations of being on the road. Your writing reminds me of Hunter S. or maybe P.J. O'Rourke except you keep it on the planet!! LOL  It's like a bandmate told me.."We just go out there, do…"
Nov 13, 2011
A blog post by Kevin Russell was featured

How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival

An old friend of Jimmy's was at the show in Santa Fe. He actually worked with Jimmy at a downtown Austin restaurant back in the gay 90's. I say "gay" in the old school sense of expressing careless joy and happiness. As we crawl towards the 2k teens things are getting mighty grim, eh? Well this fella waxed about one of his favorite days in Austin. It was Easter Sunday 1995. He and a buddy were in East Austin playing croquet and listening to KUT as The Gourds performed live on air. He said he…See More
Nov 13, 2011
Kyla Fairchild commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'Frankenstein Feet In The Land Of Enchantment or Jaywalking Towards Bethlehem (They come in 4's)'
"Here's a Gourds video for the uninitiated: "
Nov 13, 2011
Kevin Russell posted a blog post

How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival

An old friend of Jimmy's was at the show in Santa Fe. He actually worked with Jimmy at a downtown Austin restaurant back in the gay 90's. I say "gay" in the old school sense of expressing careless joy and happiness. As we crawl towards the 2k teens things are getting mighty grim, eh? Well this fella waxed about one of his favorite days in Austin. It was Easter Sunday 1995. He and a buddy were in East Austin playing croquet and listening to KUT as The Gourds performed live on air. He said he…See More
Nov 12, 2011
Kyla Fairchild commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'Frankenstein Feet In The Land Of Enchantment or Jaywalking Towards Bethlehem (They come in 4's)'
"So good I had to read it twice."
Nov 10, 2011
TenLayers commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'Frankenstein Feet In The Land Of Enchantment or Jaywalking Towards Bethlehem (They come in 4's)'
"Bravissimo!  Another winner!"
Nov 10, 2011
Ramsay Midwood commented on Kevin Russell's blog post 'Frankenstein Feet In The Land Of Enchantment or Jaywalking Towards Bethlehem (They come in 4's)'
"Brilliant ......"
Nov 10, 2011

Kevin Russell's Blog

The Final Blog Down or We Love What We Do & Each Other Too or Still Seedy After All These Years (if you can fit in the van you can be in the band) Durango-Lafayette.

Durango is one of those towns that has always been good to us. Going way back to the Storyville days we have always had great shows here. The  Henry Strater Theater is part of an historic hotel of the same name. As I arrived a kid was toting jack o lanterns out to the dumpster and tossing them unceremoniously into the rotting cavity of the receptacle. To me it felt a little sad, these gourds, past their prime being thrown out with the everyday trash. A young girl came out with him for the…

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Posted on November 22, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

How Sweet It's Been, How Tough It's Getting or The Detritus Of Nostalgia: Neurosis As A Biological Tactic For Survival

An old friend of Jimmy's was at the show in Santa Fe. He actually worked with Jimmy at a downtown Austin restaurant back in the gay 90's. I say "gay" in the old school sense of expressing careless joy and happiness. As we crawl towards the 2k teens things are getting mighty grim, eh? Well this fella waxed about one of his favorite days in Austin. It was Easter Sunday 1995. He and a buddy were in East Austin playing croquet and listening to KUT as The Gourds performed live on air. He said he…

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Posted on November 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Frankenstein Feet In The Land Of Enchantment or Jaywalking Towards Bethlehem (They come in 4's)

Ladies and gentlemen you are appx 4 minutes away from the rental center. All passengers under the age of 16 must be seated. Anyone remaining standing must use the hand rail while the shuttle is in motion. Later I will have special instructions  to enhance yer stay in the Land Of Enchantment. 40 degrees.. ? I had to stop in the airport and sit down on a faux Naugahyde chair to get my wool socks on. I am trying to wear my sandals as long as seasonally possible. But Mother Nature is making it…

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Posted on November 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Space Needle City: Car Cramming In The 21st Century, Salsa Lust and Game 6

I remember my parents talking about goofy stuff they did as teenagers. Usually an episode of Happy Days prompted their memory of a Chinese Fire Drill, a particular wedgie or some form of bullying that was accepted back then; pulling down pants, tying shoe laces together, garden variety harassment and sexism. Ah, the good old days. friggin' hilarious. Not that my folks were unusually mean or intolerant of others. They were from a different world however. The last generation of the old… Continue

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 3:10am — 5 Comments

Kicks In Cool Hat City or I Was a 250lb Chunk O' Tension, Grit And Gravy

I was a 250 lb chunk o' tension,grit and gravy on the way to airport to be sure. What upside I had was neutralized  by the amount of gear I had in my dragging. To the airport I did arrive with 5 pieces on all sides; on back and under arms; in fingers and over shoulders they rode me til I was unceremoniously deposited by the shuttle at the mouth of the entrance to Alaska Airlines.

Gentleman In Socks and Sandles: ( In sullen cadence with pompous tone) An airline whose lines at check in,…

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Posted on October 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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At 10:47pm on July 29, 2009, Sandy Herder said…
Hey Kevin. How's tricks?
At 3:58pm on May 19, 2009, No Comebacks said…
Hey Kevin, Hope you like our interpretations of the singing cowboys.
Trails Mark Dean Ellen.. the yodelling mix master
At 11:34am on May 6, 2009, Daniel Boone Daniel said…
Hey Kev-

Hope life is well on the road. Hope to see you this summer.

D
At 10:26am on May 6, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Kevin - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
Kim
 
 
 

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