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Tony Bones Solo Show at The Public Trust

31 Jul

Dallas and New York City-based artist Tony Bones will have a solo show beginning August 9, 2008 at Dallas’ The Public Trust gallery.  Artists’ reception will begin that evening at 7 PM and the show will be running until September 6.  Full details after the jump.  Stay tuned to The N. Period for more juicy Tony Bones coverage in the coming days.

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New SMU Football Uniforms: A Blue Critique

10 Jul

With the announcement last week that the SMU football team would be sporting “new” uniforms, I felt the need to bring up the Mustangs’ schizophrenic handling of the color blue.  Now I’m not old enough to remember, but I can’t recall ever seeing the SMU athletic teams wearing anything but royal before the mid to late 1990s. But navy was the preferred hue of blue that the football team adopted in 2003. And there seems to be no explanation for this at all.  For a school with as rich an atheltic heritage in the city of Dallas as SMU, it is a sad tale how much apathy has surrounded its programs since the NCAA dropped the Death Penalty on them in 1987.

Look at the school’s official colors and you’ll see that they are “Harvard Red and Yale Blue.” WHY?  That automatically dooms the Mustangs to aspire to be a copy of another school, AT BEST!  I’m sure schools with such strong ties to their colors as the University of Texas look at SMU and just laugh.  Who can tell me where the non-official usage of navy came from?

Its not just the football team, either.  In recent years the soccer teams, basketball teams, and even the cheerleaders have been seen clad in navy. Let’s hope with the introduction of these new football duds, which hearken back to the Pony Express days of Eric Dickerson and Craig James, we are now seeing the abandonment of navy, which is not even a sanctioned school color.  Oh, and by the way, with the new June Jones-era unis the school has introduced are in a shade called “SMU Blue.”

Looks like hoops are back in royal now, though.

Why oh why SMU do you play fast and loose with your colors?  What other sports team, at any level, does this?  Southern Methodist University — pick one color and stick with it. Please.  Maybe you’ll see that people care about your teams when they think that you actually do.

What do you think? Please tell me what you think in the comments.

Thanks to hombre de steel for the vintage banner photos.

Hamilton Smokes K-Rod

10 Jul

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Some real drama at the Ballpark last night as Josh Hamilton lit up fellow All-Star Francisco Rodriguez as he opened his career walk-off account.  To that point K-Rod had 35 saves and had only given up one homer all year (41 appearances). The Hambino clobbered an off speed pitch to right field to win over the first place Angels. Great next chapter to what is already a provoking story.

I can’t tell you how good it feels for it to be this deep in the season and for the Texas Rangers to have not one, but with Ian Kinsler TWO potential MVPs. sweet.

UPDATE: That video is no longer available at Redlasso. Another link to relive the incredible moment lives here.

Texas MADE Showcases Lone Star Artists in Virginia Show

13 Mar

Texas MADE 1

CUTTHROAT, DARK, DUAL

Texas MADE 2

Justin French, DMISE, PixieLife

Texas MADE 3

stncl.07, ENKS, Scotch!

Dave Lowell

Dave Lowell

The Alexandria, Virginia art gallery Art Whino is set to launch a show called Texas MADE: Spotlight on 10 Emerging Texas Artists on March 21, 2008.  Much of the art is graffiti-based or -inspired and really showcases some of the more talented stuff that’s coming from the Lone Star State.  I encourage anyone in the area to swing through to see how us Texans are capable of more than is stereotypicallyrepresented.  Showcased artists include CUTTHROAT, DARK, DUAL, Justin French, DMISE, PixieLife, stncl.07, ENKS, Scotch! and Dave Lowell.  Show runs until April 4, 2008.

More details here.

Super Rookie Durant Locked Down by Strong Mavs Squad

21 Jan
Kevin Durant, originally uploaded by Mr. Hernonymous.

It was an unfortunate return to Texas for last year’s NCAA National Player of the Year as rookie extraordinaire Kevin Durant really stunk it up in front of the Dallas Mavericks crowd on Saturday night. He went a dismal 3-12 from the field to tie his season low of 6 points in 25 minutes of play. Honestly, Durant looked lost out there and failed to even produce a single memorable moment at either end of the floor. I guess we’ll have to wait til next year to see any excitement from this young player in person. Hopefully one day someone will find this post in the blogosphere and use it as a measuring stick for how far this talented young man has come.

Radiohead To Tour Dallas For First Time in 10 Years

9 Jan

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Radiohead, The N. Period’s selection for top album of 2007, just announced that Dallas will be on their ’08 tour, meaning that there will be just about a decade between their trips to the Big D.   This show should be worth the wait. Cities announced on the U.S. tour include:

Atlanta
Boston
Charlotte
Chicago
Cleveland
Dallas
Houston
Indianapolis
Los Angeles
Miami
Montreal
New York
Philadelphia
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Seattle
St Louis
Tampa
Toronto
Vancouver
Washington DC

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