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review Û Austin to ATX Rmadillo World Headuarters and Dell Technologies Patoski’s raucous rollicking romp through Austin’s recent past and hipster present connects the dots that lead from places like Scholz Garten Texas’ oldest continuously operating business to places like the Armadillo where Willie Nelson and Darrell Royal brought hippies and rednecks together around music He shows how misfits like William Sydney Porter the embezzler who became famous under his pen name O Henry served as precursors for iconoclasts like. Joe Nick is an excellent writer who lived in Austin for a good long while He has done a fine job of documenting Austin s transformation from old too new On the old he has name checked virtually everyone I ve heard of and many many whom I haven t He uotes the likes of Steve Wertheimer Liz Lambert and Aaron Franklin on Austin s transformation Grant Peeple s has written a song called It s Too Late to Live in Austin that also documents many of Austin s changes but truthfully what it really is is too late to be a slacker in Austin It is no longer the sleepy little college town with cheap rent and beer that it once was It s still cool though not as cool as it once was

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review Û Austin to ATX In this gonzo history of the “City of the Violet Crown” author and journalist Joe Nick Patoski chronicles the modern evolution of the uirky bustling funky self contradictory place known as Austin Texas Patoski describes the series of cosmic accidents that tossed together a mashup of outsiders free spirits thinkers educators writers musicians entrepreneurs artists and politicians who would foster the atmosphere the vibe the slightly off kilter zeitgeist that allowed Austin to become the home of both A. This book may earn from me two stars the book suffers style shifting long tedious sections full of unnecessary names and details but it is absolutely wonderful and a reuired read for every Austinite It s made me even passionate and curious about Austin and helped me connect with the city s deeper meaning

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review Û Austin to ATX J Frank Dobie Bud Shrake and Molly Ivins He describes the journey beginning with the search for an old girlfriend that eventually brought Louis Black Nick Barbaro and Roland Swenson to the founding of the South by Southwest music film and technology festival As one Austinite who in typical fashion is simultaneously pursuing degrees in medicine and cinematography says “Austin is very different from the rest of Texas” Many readers of Austin to ATX will have already realized that Now they will know why. If you see my read books from last year a hefty portion revolved around Texas and Austin history and culture This book is hands down a masterpiece in Austin history Author Joe Nick Patowski expertly explains all parts of Austin from the writers music technology food bb hippies hipsters and slackers that made Austin great and continue to make Austin great This book is a definitive text and I cannot recommend it

  • Hardcover
  • 376
  • Austin to ATX
  • Joe Nick Patoski
  • en
  • 02 August 2018
  • 9781623497033