The side job — “The Dirty Gig” — that keeps me traveling the country sometimes also landlocks me right here in Fort Worth, such as now. So, the other day I started looking around for a weekend adventure … a short roadtrip … and some Wi-Fi exploration close to home. Otherwise, I might never have [...]
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May 31st, 2013 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Satire · Wi-Fi
Man, my muse must be occupying Wall Street with the other lazy arses. No blogging whatsoever since I have been off the road. And then, lo and behold, a story of interest, brewing right under my nose. Yesterday my friend on Facebook broke the story that Starbuck’s is allowing no more smoking on their ash [...]
The weirdness keeps on keeping on here in Austin for yet another day at SXSW — the South By Southwest Festival — which brings together the worlds of film, music and interactive for one big burnt orange rave – 24/7. The PingWi-Fi contingent has drifted in and out between the three categories listed [...]
Last night may have been one of The Fort’s finest hours. In a relatively small venue – Live Oak off Magnolia — Fort Worth music heads circled up around one of the best musicians in the world — Donald Fagen … composer, producer, studio musician extraordinaire, co-founder of and singer for one of the [...]
Do you know a band we should talk with while we’re at SXSW in a few weeks? Send us press information … Meanwhile, as we prepare for SXSW music/interactive/film in Austin, we thought it would be fun to post a few things from our archives … a few of our favorite things from [...]
For years I have received cool promo pieces from a certain PR group that specializes in promoting rock bands. I think we first hooked up on some SXSW music event in Austin. Anywho, for the most part, they send me notes on concerts that are out of my reach. But, recently, I [...]
Sometime around the third quarter of the Heart of Dallas Bowl, we tweeted this line, asking readers to complete the sentence: “Oklahoma State is beating Purdue like a ……….” The Pingtweet offered a visual clue. We coupled the tweet with a photograph of “The Worlds’s Largest Drum,” the gigantic bass drum that travels [...]
Man … I thought there was one of those two-ton elephant things going on in the room when the press conference started for the first Heart of Dallas Bowl, featuring Oklahoma State and Purdue. Did I miss something? Did Dallas show everyone too good of a time? I don’t know what the deal [...]
Not even sure I understand the difference between irony, coincidence and serendipity. But I luvs ‘em all. And this morning’s events must fall under one of those headings. ‘Tis The Season To Be Shiny As soon as I landed back in Texas for just a few days “visiting” home, I rushed to the [...]
I won’t lie. There was no Christmas joy when I learned I would be working at the Dirty Gig, the day before the day before Christmas. But dirty is as dirty does … or it is what it is or whatever. It got better.