When a trip to Austin, TX is on the horizon (SXSW), it's inevitable that I dig out my Sir Douglas Quintet records. Strangely enough, my wife is going to be in San Antonio at about the same time I'm in Austin. So, I don't know which is cooler, spending a week in Sahm's birthplace (San Antonio), or a week in Groover's Paradise, a town Sahm helped put on the map. Actually, I do know which is cooler...and it's Austin. I love that wonky town. Speaking of Sahm and Austin, it's about time they erect a statue in his honor in Austin, don't you think? I mean, if Kesey has one in Eugene, OR, and Faulkner in Oxford, MISS, Sahm deserves one in Austin...or at least a plaque or something!