Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thank You, Fort Worth

I've always been an advocate of Fort Worth's subtle charms-- really, it's possible to have a really great time all day long in that town if you plan accordingly: brunch at The Modern, an afternoon at the best local museums, arboretum and zoo, dinner at Spiral Diner, early show at 1919 Hemphill, late show at Chat Room Pub, and old-fashioned ho-cakes at Ol' South. Pretty unbeatable. And then, the Fort Worth Weekly goes and chooses We Shot JR as "Best Blog" under "People and Politics" in last week's Best Of 2008 issue. And were you aware that Fort Worth Weekly is one of the rare alternative weeklies that's independently owned? Well, to receive such praise from such a maverick journalistic entity, needless to say, we're honored. Here's what they said:

When it comes to running a successful blog, consistency is the key. We Shot Jr wraps up the weekly music and art scene in the Metroplex in one big vitriolic package. Sure, the site can be pretty harsh, but damned if it isn't up on what's going on around these parts. From tiny house shows in Denton to hip gigs at Lola's, week in and week out, Stonedranger and his team keep self-aware hipsters clued in. Plus, they've branched out to providing news and photos from shows and events, along with interviews and features with local artists and musicians. They've also gotten a number of national acts to play along. Don't be offended by their holier-than-thou commentary - it kind of comes with the territory.



I wasn't clear who wrote this exactly, but thanks...



38 Comments:

Anonymous ? said...

Sure hope people show up to the jonathan richman show tonight. Especially since it's going to happen at 9, right in the heat of the debate.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous numnuts said...

funkytown!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous liles said...

Yeah, by infantile bullshit i meant all of that porno/paris hilton shit in the comments section... not the actual subject matter or copy.

this blog really shows so much promise. it's just a shame it gets occasionally overrun by spastic twerps who think that their anonymous posts actually carry any weight or mean anything to anybody.

But whatever. Carry on.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great.. it's the 'grandpa of deep ellum' coming around talking like he carries any weight or means anything to anyone.

You're a has been if you ever were. Go talk about Edie Brickell somewhere else.

-Anonymous Twerp.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twas Twelve. I opined Brickell. . .Brickell. Oh, How That Applachian Night in North Carolina Bloomed. . .hand on cock. . . .

4:31 PM  
Anonymous spastic twerp said...

2:16 pm licks my sweaty balls

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FORT WORTHLESS
HURTS
and
USELESS, TX

the mid-ciites and ftw are for hicks and baptists.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous dtc said...

ill bet we do more blow over here on this side of town than you do in dallas or denton....

4:51 PM  
Anonymous a computer said...

go to the zoo on weds for only 5 bones... on shrooms.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous spastic twerp said...

2:16 pm licks my sweaty balls

5:16 PM  
Anonymous sweaty balls said...

Rahr Brewery

Saturdays at 1 PM

rahrbrewery.com

5:18 PM  
Anonymous I fucked your mother last night and she tasted like ham said...

Rubber Gloves
Fri Oct 3
Blixaboy
Rival Gang
Convextion
free for all gay people

5:20 PM  
Anonymous sweaty balls said...

Rahr Brewery

Saturdays at 1 PM

rahrbrewery.com

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post would like to see one called 'fuck you, dallas'

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if my friends would move to FW, i would ttly relocate.
love that town. so low-key and so little bullshit to deal with.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous nobandneedsmorethanfivemembers said...

fort worth is a challenge to live in, particularly if you're a band. maybe thats why the few we spit out are usually top notch.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can gays really get in rgrs for free on friday??????

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"can gays really get in rgrs for free on friday??????"
Monday is Free Black night,Tuesday id Free Mexican Night,Wednesday is Free Asian Night,Thursday is Free Hetero Night,Friday is Free Midget Night,Saturday is Ladies Night...Sunday is Gods Night...so no...I don't think so,unless you are a gay midget.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

figures that's where wanzie head's at......................

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

liles is gay..

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like hurst. they have a good record store.
fort worth is the shiznite

9:12 PM  
Anonymous superbligged84 said...

i like hurst too. his basslines, his hate-flows thru danny's sets, his disdain for everything American, his love for RUSH, and his sweet uncut schlong

10:02 PM  
Anonymous i fucked your mother and then threw up said...

4:20--- no gays do not get in free to rubber gloves, idiot! in case you didnt notice that was a joke at gay peoples expense!
but stoners get in to rubber gloves free on friday

10:17 PM  
Anonymous theodore said...

fort worth sucks cause its in texass

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Everything has changed...... said...

......Superbligged84 ,you my boy!

12:00 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

we shot spam bot

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

other FW greats: weekly flea market in the cattle barns, angelo's bbq

12:09 PM  
Anonymous more fort worth fun things said...

water gardens
the incinerator (not a bar, an actual incinerator)
abandoned meat packaging plant.
North side when it's slow.
Lady Posh's nerd store.

And does anybody remember "Free Dennys" on Hulen st. Where they for some reason never charged you for appetizers, soda and boca burgers?

1:31 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

"i like hurst. they have a good record store."

7:12 -- WHERE? Pray tell!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Thumbs up to Angelo's and this amazing soul food place called Ovation on Camp Bowie. Finer points agreed, let's not get too worked up though. Have you ever been forced to hang out downtown on a weekend?

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, 11:15,
http://www.docsrecordsandvintage.com/

1:55 PM  
Anonymous sallyglass said...

dont forget aren'tlington

2:41 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...

doc's rules. everyone go spend your money there.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope

6:51 PM  
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