Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Night Anarchy!

Here's some Texas anarchy for kerrcarto!



I've seen the Reverend Horton Heat 9 times!! Well, 10 times if you count the show I got thrown out of in Denton, TX for punching the bouncer. heh heh. Drunken fool!

7 comments:

Jackie D said...

Okay Paul, which Denton bar and what year? Our paths might have crossed.

kerrcarto said...

Hell yeah brother. I just drove in from Irving, fucking CRAZYNESS. I can't stand the big city, if I had to live there I would have already killed someone, gone batshit crazy or both.

Paul said...

kerrcarto, now you know why I moved!! heh heh!!

Jackie, I'm going to take a stab at this. I'm pretty sure it was Rick's Place (right next to UNT), which is no longer there. And the time was probably Fall 1997. I had just graduated from UNT a few months prior. I was living in Waxahachie at that time and moved to Seattle one year later. So, pretty sure Fall 1997 was the Denton show. Damn I'm old now. WTF!!!!!!

Jackie D said...

If you were graduating from UNT in 97, I have 5 years on you! Crap, I'm old.

I moved to Germany in June of 97, so I missed that show. It's nice to be back in the area, there is still great music coming out of Denton.

It is sad that Fry Street is going away, I saw many a band and drank WAAAY too much alcohol there - but such was my "youth". I'm kind of glad someone torched The Tomato before it could be torn down. Rick's is now something else, I don't know if that building is destined for the wrecking ball.

Paul said...

Fry Street is going away?? No way! What are they going to do with it? Hey, do you remember the Delta house, the smoke shop, and what was that awesome deli on Fry Street? There was that corner beer store, too. Me and my friends kept that dude in business! You're right, The Tomato was crap. I hated that place.

Jackie D said...

Actually, Fry Street is mostly GONE. "Redevelopment". A commercial real estate firm bought up property, tore down the best parts of the area with grand plans of a STRIP CENTER, TOWNHOMES, etc. They tore down Mr Chopsticks first, then before they could do much more an arsonist torched the Tomato, taking most of the block with it. (My hatred of the Tomato stems from a truly horrid ex-boyfriend that worked there - I honestly don't remember if I ever ate their pizza!)

The poetic (in)justice of it is that the Denton city council turned down the developer's request for a CVS pharmacy drive-thru, which the whole development hinged on. So, now there are just a few businesses and bars left, struggling to survive and the developer is trying to sell the bare lots. I had an errand to run on campus a few months ago and drove by the area. Wish I hadn't, it's depressing.

Paul said...

Wow. Yeah, I've got lots of Fry Street memories. Cool to talk to somebody who has partied there, too. But it was only a matter of time before that area got redeveloped.