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Roland and Casey at Hornitos

 

Joseph and the mystery staircase in Santa Fe, NM

 

Dani and Joseph at Caddo Lake

 

Father Bernard and Joseph

 

Casey and mentor and Form Master Father Bernard Marten of Cistercian

 

Steven and Joseph

 

Grady Tuck and Margaret Wright

 

Marc Fort and George Strait

 

Grandma SueSue Bledsoe and Dani

 

Dani and her Grandmother

 

Casey and Dani's Grandmother

 

Joseph, Casey, James McMurtry and Ray Wylie Hubbard at the shed

 

our first day as a couple in Austin

 

A photo I took of Doug Sahm at the Hole in the Wall in 1989. For once he wasn't wearing sunglasses

 

the house I grew up in on Meletio Lane

 

Feruza, Mamura, Komola and Dilshod Azimov

 

Augusta, John and Melissa Key on Dorset Street

 

Casey and Buddy Holly's band The Crickets with Richard Luckett

 

Casey and Catherine Melvin; she is what a public servant should be

 

Casey and a dear friend Bill Ham

 

Casey and the great Ty Gavin

 

Casey and Girl In A Coma

 

Cousin Bill Hearne singing at our wedding

 

David Halley singing at our wedding

 

Harvey Thomas Young singing at our wedding

 

Rick Broussard singing at Dani and Casey's wedding

 

Casey on the Blanco River 1979; photo by Lisa Pagones

 

Casey, Anita, Joseph, Dani and GOV. Rick Perry

 

Casey and then-mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. He is now the US Ambassador to Japan

 

Casey in the 1980s; photo by Bill Leissner

 

Casey, Joseph and bassist John McCormick. John and I received First Communion together

 

Casey and Joseph. Photo by John Kelso

 

Casey and Dani farming

 

Casey and Andrew Leeper

 

Casey and Roky and a 2-headed-dog cake

 

Casey and my friend's kid, Ciarin

 

Casey and some Texas cavers in Bustamante, Mexico

 

Casey, Joe Nick and Doug Sahm at SXSW softball game

 

Every Texan should spend some time in Galveston

 

Roky Erickson loved to receive mail. When he received unsolicited offers of “free” things, he would dutifully fill them out and send them back. This is a photo of the free keychain solicitation he responded too. He was excited to give it to me; he had three. Who knows what happened to the other two. His home in Del Valle had so much “stuff”that no one could keep track of it, including Roky. When he finally vacated that subsidized space it took weeks to clean up. No telling what how much cool Roky stuff was trashed. I cherish the yellow spiral notebook he gave me from this period. Although troubled, he still had a beautiful and kind mind. When Henry Rollins and I visited once he was stunned at the space and wrote a incisive essay about it. I’ll try to find it and post it when I can. Henry took photos, too. I never took photos of it. Made me too sad.


 

Life long high school sweethearts Joe Nick and Kris

 

Peter Monahan kayaking in the Blanco River

 

Lisa Benbow Cameron from Benbow, California, friend for 46 years

 

Steven Ash, John Key and (in river) Clay McCain

 

Borger, TX native James Webb

 

Sam Norris Allred and Kate Ludlow

 

one of the smartest things I ever did was insist that the Statesman hire Peter Blackstock as my successor as Live Music Listings editor

 

a rare snowfall on the shed

 

Governor Perry honors Wofford Denius for his many contributions to Texas Music

 

Casey and the great gospel singer Yolanda Adams

 

Meadow, TX native Tom Copeland and Casey at the Adios, Bob Hudgins Party at the French Legation. Tom's ability to get Hollywood BigWigs to film in Texas is legendary. He and Joseph Dial hired me to run the Texas Music Office

 

I would rarely miss a Blaze Foley show at the Austin Outhouse

 

Sometimes my brother would visit from South Padre Island

 

I hitchhiked to New York City in 1982 to practice speaking Russian

 

Casey, Cindi Lazzari, Layne Lauritzen, and Joe Preisnitz. I miss Cindi and Joe, good people

 

Casey and Mr. Carlos Sosa

 

Casey and Lloyd Maines pose as tough guys

 

Casey and the great Billy Joe Shaver

 

Roky drew me a picture of his Psychiatrick Cape

 

My high school running buddy Steven Patterson Ash (as always, he's laughing)

 

My brother Michael toasted us at our Vow Renewal

 

Bill Minor, Louisa Brinsmade, and their daughters Willa and Thea

 

Casey and Dani's Vow Renewal at the Driskill Hotel with

Master of Ceremonies Joe Nick Patoski

 

My Mom's little sister Carole and her husband Uncle John Riedmaier

 

Dani and our sister Megan

 

Casey goes botanical!

 

Dani enjoying Zilker Botanical Garden

 

My father Albert Monahan and his brother Larry Monahan

 

My brother Michael, his wife Haydee, me, and Dani

 

Casey, Jennifer and Rick Broussard. Everyone is happy because we all just ate a Dani feast

 

My uncle Larry Monahan on right; my godfather Jim Leonard at left

 

My godparents Jim and Josephine Leonard; my son is named after my godmother

 

Josephine Leonard and Casey. She was my Mom's best friend

 

Cindy Walker and Cousin Bill Hearne

 

Cindy Walker makes us an Ice Cream Sundae

 

Casey, friend and fellow Hillcrest High alum John Mintz, and soulful singer Toni Price on Thanksgiving 1995

 

Eclipse 2023

 

Dani, Joseph, and Casey in Hawaii

 

My oldest friend Captain John McCormick and Sarah Palin

 

Joseph at Artisan Flooring outside Webberville, TX

 

Patriarch of the Swensons

 

Joseph and Dillon Andrews

 

John Key's oldest son John with Sunny,

a cool cat Dani and Joseph rescued from the Carver Library bushes.

 

Joseph hosted a lunch party for his classmates at Herbert's Taco Hut in San Marcos.

I've been eating there since 1978.

 

Matt Adelman of Donn's Depot and Joseph swimming at Wimberly's blue hole.

 

Helping wash Aunt Carol and Uncle John's car in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, 1966

 

Junior Brown and his first guitar

 

War Machine

 

Joseph and Dani enjoyed touring the Battleship Texas,

the World War I ship now docked in Galveston harbor

 

Joseph and his barber for the past 6 years,

the 82 year old Schulenberg native Kervin Warnken

 

Bill Campbell and John Reed play the shed; Bill and John are 2 of my favorite musicians

 

Thom Tarver in my backyard 2022

 

Ciarin and Joseph

 

Cassie's daughter Alexa

 

Joseph and Philip Zbylot, MD

 

Jim Phillips and Joseph at Dirty Martin's. Jim discovered and wrote about the Treaty Oak poisoner, and beat the police in identifying its poisoner. He also endured the Henry Lee Lucas trial. He's probably the best crime reporter Austin's ever had.

 

Joseph and Eliza Fanuel

 

Joseph, Sylvia and Dani

 

Joseph and Neighbor Keith

 

My sister Megan and Joseph in Dallas

 

Jenn Grayson and Joseph

 

Dear friend Mukhayyo and one of her many feasts she made for her family

 

Philip and his youngest grandchild, Elina.

 

The gang at Donn's

(Left to right, Kevin Connor, Stuart Sullivan, Joe Nick Patoski, and Charlie Sotelo)

 

Micael Priest and Joseph

 

Joseph and Kris Cummings

 

A poem Cindy Walker wrote to me.

 

Darlene Colone was the glue that held the Statesman newsroom together.

 

Another smart reporter with a huge heart, Guillermo Garcia.

 

Joseph and a patient principal John Hewlett

 

Mukhayyo Azimova (4th from left) in Mecca celebrating her Hajj with her friends from her hometown of Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 

True Myrtle in my backyard before the freeze of 2021 killed it.

 

My Uzbek friends 2007.

 

Casey and Rustam at Madrasa in Tashkent.

 

Casey and Rustam dining in Tashkent with the National Singer of Uzbekistan Munojot Yoʻlchiyeva.

 

I lucked into buying this house in 1999 from Jim Campbell for $35,000.

 

904 East 14th Street in 2000 after renovation by Joe Zakes, Doug Morgan and Keith Swenson

 

A nurse from Cincinnati

 

A friend since ninth grade David Dawson

 

Ornette Coleman in Austin

 

Denardo Coleman, Ornette Coleman, Ed Bass and Casey at the Governor's Mansion

 

Ornette shopping at Waterloo Records

 

Emmylou Harris in my backyard 2011

 

Roky Erickson, Henry Rollins and Craig Stewart at Openers II book release at Tower Records

 

Casey and Craig Stewart

 

Joseph and Craig Stewart, a big hearted music lover who helped make SXSW music what it is today.

 

Joseph and Wolfgang Minor at Wolfie's birthday party

 

Some of the women of Taskent

 

My Mom and Dad loved a good party.

 

Lead carpenter Doug Morgan kept my whole home from falling down with this simple trick in 1999. My home was built in 1885.

 

Kathy and Terry Plemons and Joseph outside Casa de Luz after a great meal.

Terry was a friend, a caver, and Terry Raines saved his life.

 

Casey, Dani, Haydee and my brother Michael Monahan in Nacogdoches.

 

Dani and Casey and Joseph at Snack Bar (1224 South Congress), one of my favorite Austin restaurants of all time.

 

Val and Kristin Link with their twins Eva & Camilla, and Dani and Joseph at Casa de Luz.

 

Casey and Governor Richards

Photo by Scott Newman. After Richards beat Clayton Williams I thought that perhaps I might lose my job to politics. I’d held the job for nearly 2 years but in state government one’s job is never secure. The Texas Music Office at that time was part of the Texas Department of Commerce, and Governor Richards brought in Richard Moya with the direction of getting rid of Republicans at that agency. I was invited to a meeting in the conference room that included Governor Richards; John Anderson (then head of Economic Development Division); the head of the Tourism Department whose name I don’t recall; Tom Copeland (head of Texas Film Commission, soon to be replaced by Marlene Saritzky who'd raised money for Richards in California via the Hollywood Womens Political Action Committee); and little old me. Each of us was given 5 minutes or so to describe our programs. I brought a 3 by 5 index card with bullet points on what I’d done and what I sought to do. I had described the Texas Music Office many times up to that point so I was practiced at selling the program and myself. I was talking rather quickly as time was short. Toward the end of my salespitch she interupted me and said “Oh Casey, I know all about you, please sit down.” I kept my job. Phew!

 

Casey and Governor Perry

 

Casey and Governor George W. Bush

 

Stephen Lee Ray and Marcara Verlee Fort welcome Joseph

and Dani to the Texas Music Office.

 


























































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