The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic

So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.

Author: Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407053738

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favourite city: Austin. Maybe you want to know where to find President Bush's favourite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson's home. Or maybe you're itching to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan and countless other music legends. It's all here in The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman. This ain't no ordinary travel guide, neither. As might be expected from this politically incorrect country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the Kinkster's tour includes a bunch of stuff you won't find in any other guide, from descriptions of Austin's notable trees and directions to skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles. So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.

Weird City

the Armadillo and used later to reference such events as Willie's Fourth of July Picnic, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and others. 19. Shank, Dissonant Identities, 8. 20. Ibid. ... Friedman, Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, 130. 33.

Author: Joshua Long

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292778153

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Austin, Texas, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, is experiencing one of the most dynamic periods in its history. Wedged between homogenizing growth and a long tradition of rebellious nonconformity, many Austinites feel that they are in the midst of a battle for the city's soul. From this struggle, a movement has emerged as a form of resistance to the rapid urban transformation brought about in recent years: "Keep Austin Weird" originated in 2000 as a grassroots expression of place attachment and anti-commercialization. Its popularity has led to its use as a rallying cry for local business, as a rhetorical tool by city governance, and now as the unofficial civic motto for a city experiencing rapid growth and transformation. By using "Keep Austin Weird" as a central focus, Joshua Long explores the links between sense of place, consumption patterns, sustainable development, and urban politics in Austin. Research on this phenomenon considers the strong influence of the "Creative Class" thesis on Smart Growth strategies, gentrification, income inequality, and social polarization made popular by the works of Richard Florida. This study is highly applicable to several emerging "Creative Cities," but holds special significance for the city considered the greatest creative success story, Austin.

Moon Austin San Antonio the Hill Country

All the great figures of the Lone Star State's history are brought to life, such as General Santa Anna, Stephen Austin, Davy Crockett, ... Brice, Donaly E. The Great Comanche Raid. ... The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A “Walk” in.

Author: Justin Marler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631216442

Category: Travel

Page: 250

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Embrace your inner cowboy and discover the heart of the Lone Star State with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, from a long weekend in Austin to a road trip through Hill Country, curated for music lovers, history buffs, families, and more Activities and ideas for every traveler: Two-step with old timers and hipsters alike at a local honky-tonk, or explore the folk and contemporary art scenes. Catch a live show in one of Austin's countless famed venues, or a UT Longhorn game in a jam-packed stadium. Hike or bike around the many trails, lakes, and streams of Hill Country, or spot roaming bison and antelope on your way to a local winery. Explore the rich Latino heritage of San Antonio, and visit the historic Alamo or the Spanish missions Firsthand perspective from Austin local Justin Marler Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat (including the best BBQ joints!), and how get around by car or public transportation Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating independently Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacular With Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country's practical tips and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Looking to explore more of the Lone Star State? Try Moon Dallas & Fort Worth, or Moon Texas.

Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks

Public Opinion Quarterly 38(3) (Autumn 1974): 352–371. Foxx, Ed. “Hippy Hollow.” Glyptodon News 1(4)(7–21 May 1973): 4–5. Friedman, Kinky. The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A “Walk” in Austin. Crown Journeys.

Author: Travis D. Stimeling Ph.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199830626

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Country music of late 1960s and early 1970s was a powerful symbol of staunch conservative resistance to the flowering hippie counterculture. But in 1972, the city of Austin, Texas became host to a growing community of musicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and fans who saw country music as a part of their collective heritage and sought to reclaim it for their own progressive scene. These children of the Cold War, post-World War II suburban migration, and the Baby Boom escaped the socially conservative world their parents had created, to instead create for themselves an idyllic rural Texan utopia. Progressive country music--a hybrid of country music and rock--played out the contradictions at work among the residents of the growing Austin community: at once firmly grounded in the conservative Texan culture in which they had been raised and profoundly affected by the current hippie counterculture. In Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene, Travis Stimeling connects the local Austin culture and the progressive music that became its trademark. He presents a colorful range of evidence, from behavior and dress, to newspaper articles, to personal interviews of musicians as diverse as Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Doug Sahm. Along the way, Stimeling uncovers parodies of the cosmic cowboy image that reinforce the longing for a more peaceful way of life, but that also recognize an awareness of the muddled, conflicted nature of this counterculture identity. Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks brings new insight into the inner workings of Austin's progressive country music scene -- by bringing the music and musicians brilliantly to life. This book will appeal to students and scholars of popular music studies, musicology and ethnomusicology, sociology, cultural studies, folklore, American studies, and cultural geography; the lucid prose and interviews will also make the book attractive to fans of the genre and artists discussed within. Austin residents past and present, as well as anyone with an interest in the development of progressive music or today's '' movement will find Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks an informative, engaging resource.

Wish You Were Here Professional Edition

When one of the city's best-selling tourist guide books is called 'The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic' (by the original Jewish cowboy, Kinky Friedman) you really begin to take notice, and, when it delivers 'The Cathedral of Junk' ...

Author: Terry Stevens

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781913634278

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Written by Terry Stevens.The Stories Behind 50 of the World's Great Destinations.This book will give tourists and travelers a description of each of the 50 destinations with a personal explanation giving an insight as to why, and how, these destinations consistently deliver high quality visitor experiences. It aims to show the visitor how good management and an understanding of the importance of hospitality underpins the success of each destination. Tourists are now very interested in knowing more about how the places they visit are organized and how they get things right.For the tourism professional and future destination managers and marketers, the Professional Edition will have the same core content as the Consumer Edition, exploring the destinations plus a detailed analysis of international best practice in destination management written with deep insight and research supported by extensive bibliography. It will be a major reference book on successful destination management based on my 40 years working in the industry in over 55 countries.- This is not a typical language-driven, promotional bucket-list guidebook. Stevens gives these destinations real world context. He tells us its personality, its mood and not just the reason for being but its reason for resilience, perseverance and ultimate success.' Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor/CBS News

Jews and Humor

9 Kinky Friedman, The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A “Walk” in Austin (New York: Crown Publishers, 2004), 76; and Texas Hold 'Em: How IWas Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad (New York: St.

Author: Leonard Jay Greenspoon

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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"Jews and humor is, for most people, a natural and felicitous collocation. In spite of, or perhaps because of, a history of crises and living on the edge, Jews have often created or resorted to humor. But what is "humor"? And what makes certain types, instances, or performances of humor "Jewish"? These are among the myriad queries addressed by the fourteen authors whose essays are collected in this volume. And, thankfully, their observations, always apt and often witty, are expressed with a lightness of style and a depth of analysis that are appropriate to the many topics they cover. The chronological range of these essays is vast: from the Hebrew Bible to the 2000s, with many stops in between for Talmudic texts, medieval parodies, eighteenth century joke books, and twentieth century popular entertainment.The subject matter is equally impressive.In addition to rounding up many of the "usual suspects," such as Woody Allen, the Marx Brothers, and Gilda Radner, these authors also scout out some unlikely comic resources, like the author of the biblical book of Exodus, the rabbinic writer of Genesis Rabbah, and the party records star Belle Barth. Without forcing any of these characters into a pre-constructed mold, the scholars who contributed to this collection allow readers both to discern the common features that make up "Jewish humor" and to delight in the individualism and eccentricities of the many figures whose lives and accomplishments are narrated here. Because these essays are written in a clear, jargon-free style, they will appeal to everyone-even those who don't usually crack a smile!" -- P. [4] of cover.

Conversations with Texas Writers

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A “Walk” in Austin. New York: Crown, 2004. . The Prisoner of Vandam Street. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004. . 'Scuse Me While I Whip This Out: Reflections on Country Singers, Presidents, ...

Author: Frances Leonard

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292778085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Larry McMurtry declares, "Texas itself doesn't have anything to do with why I write. It never did." Horton Foote, on the other hand, says, "I've just never had a desire to write about any place else." In between those figurative bookends are hundreds of other writers—some internationally recognized, others just becoming known—who draw inspiration and often subject matter from the unique places and people that are Texas. To give everyone who is interested in Texas writing a representative sampling of the breadth and vitality of the state's current literary production, this volume features conversations with fifty of Texas's most notable established writers and emerging talents. The writers included here work in a wide variety of genres—novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, essays, nonfiction, and magazine journalism. In their conversations with interviewers from the Writers' League of Texas and other authors' organizations, the writers speak of their apprenticeships, literary influences, working habits, connections with their readers, and the domestic and public events that have shaped their writing. Accompanying the interviews are excerpts from the writers' work, as well as their photographs, biographies, and bibliographies. Joe Holley's introductory essay—an overview of Texas writing from Cabeza de Vaca's 1542 Relación to the work of today's generation of writers, who are equally at home in Hollywood as in Texas—provides the necessary context to appreciate such a diverse collection of literary voices. A sampling from the book: "This land has been my subject matter. One thing that distinguishes me from the true naturalist is that I've never been able to look at land without thinking of the people who've been on it. It's fundamental to me." —John Graves "Writing is a way to keep ourselves more in touch with everything we experience. It seems the best gifts and thoughts are given to us when we pause, take a deep breath, look around, see what's there, and return to where we were, revived." —Naomi Shihab Nye "I've said this many times in print: the novel is the middle-age genre. Very few people have written really good novels when they are young, and few people have written really good novels when they are old. You just tail off, and lose a certain level of concentration. Your imaginative energy begins to lag. I feel like I'm repeating myself, and most writers do repeat themselves." —Larry McMurtry "I was a pretty poor cowhand. I grew up on the Macaraw Ranch, east of Crane, Texas. My father tried very hard to make a cowboy out of me, but in my case it never seemed to work too well. I had more of a literary bent. I loved to read, and very early on I began to write small stories, short stories, out of the things I liked to read." —Elmer Kelton

Ten Little New Yorkers

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic 'Scuse Me While I Whip This Out The Prisoner ofVandam Street Curse of the Missing Puppethead Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned Guide to Texas Etiquette Meanwhile Back at the Ranch Steppin' on a Rainbow ...

Author: Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743271905

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Kinky Friedman has always proven himself to be a master of the offbeat and irreverent, and still manages to pull off a helluva whodunit in the process. Now the Kinkster may have met his match in this superbly crafted, fiendishly clever tale of a murderer who's methodically killing off unsuspecting Manhattan men. Gallingly, all clues point toward Kinky. Greenwich Village is the setting for Ten Little New Yorkers, a tale of murder and mayhem as only Friedman can warble it and featuring his usual suspects, including Ratso -- Dr. Watson to Kinky's singular Sherlock Holmes. As the clues and bodies pile up and the cops strong-arm Kinky as their man, he has to jump through hoops to find the real killer, all the while maintaining his outrage and, of course, his innocence. The murderer may be someone close to Kinky, which leads to a shocker of an ending that will surely take Kinky devotees completely by surprise. With a wink and a nod to Dame Agatha (as in Christie), after which all resemblance to those classic mysteries fades, this is one of Friedman's most complex and irresistible page-turners yet. Cunningly tentous issues of life, death, guilt, innocence, love, loss, and the danger of false confessions, this is Kinky Friedman at his wily, suspenseful, and sacrilegious best.

You Can Lead a Politician to Water But You Can t Make Him Think

Edgar Hoover God Bless John Wayne Armadillos and Old Lace Elvis, Jesus & Coca-Cola 'Scuse Me While I Whip This Out The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic Kinky Friedman's Guide to Texas Etiquette A Case ofLone Star Frequent F lyer ...

Author: Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416553212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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And Kinky Said Unto the People: Why the Hell Not? So the good people of Texas weren't able to get the Kinkster into the Governor's Mansion in 2006. It was a solid race, and he fought the good fight. Getting on the ballot as an independent -- a feat that had not been achieved in over a century -- was a victory in itself. And with ideas like "slots for tots" (legalized gambling to pay for education), the five Mexican generals plan (bribes to enforce border protection), and a firm stand against the "wussification" of the state, he would have done a helluva job. If that 2006 election was any indication -- and it was -- the political landscape in both Texas and the country at large needs a significant overhaul. The hucksters, the wealthy, and the twofaced rule; there is no room for Truth, and the little guys are quickly forgotten in all the muck. But Kinky, (briefly) down yet certainly not out, is still looking out for his fellow Americans, and he has much wisdom to impart. In this hilarious, thought-provoking manifesto, Kinky lays forth his ten commandments for improving the state of Texas and politics everywhere, and for restoring order, logic, decency, and above all a sense of humor back to this country. It's classic Kinky in a brand new way. And he might just have a point.

Media Review Digest

THE GREAT IDEAS OF PSYCHOLOGY , read and written by Daniel N. Robinson ( series ) The Teaching Co. , 2004. cassettes or ... THE GREAT PSYCHEDELIC ARMADILLO PICNIC : A WALK IN AUSTIN , read and written by Kinky Friedman ( abridged ed . ) ...

Author: C. Edward Wall


ISBN: STANFORD:36105025914875

Category: Audio-visual education


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