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Overheard in Austin

"Lord a'mercy - praise Jesus!"

  • (Presumably) local club-hopper, while hopping gleefully to the disco of VHS or Beta.

"...the William Shatner of folk music..."

Review of Billy Bob Thornton's performance, in the local Austin-American Statesman, 3.15.03.

"Don't get your hopes up."

  • Cat Power, when taking the stage to a packed crowd.

"Sorry."

  • When leaving at the end of her (well-received) set.

"FASHION BEFORE FRIENDS"

  • T-shirt.

"Whoa. Just imagine - an indie riot."

  • On the rumor that Ben Harper, rather than Blur, would be Thursday's big special guest.

"I dunno... there's nothing really going on this week."

  • A UT student, wearing a Phish shirt and a patched flower skirt, talking with her friend about plans.

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