The name represents my 3 homes, haven grown up in Texas, lived in San Francisco for 5 years, and my current sweet home Chicago.
Texacaliago was started essentially as a place to store all my writings. Everything from music reviews, restaurant reviews, sports musings, travel blogs, etc, but over the past few years it has evolved into primarily a music-centric site. Music is a huge passion of mine, and I feel like a lot of people write about music for all the wrong reasons. I write about music in particular because I truly love it, and most of Texacaliago is an unabashedly subjective reflection of that.
The site is still very much a work in progress, but I typically add new content weekly, or at worst, monthly.
Additionally, starting in 2017, I will post daily updates you may find entertaining/amusing/compelling depending on the day, based on the following schedule:
Sunday - Something New Sunday: Partly to prove that Texacaliago is not purely a nostalgia trip, and partly because there IS actually a lot of good new music out there, Something New Sunday will showcase new tunes from 2017 or from the past year or two…I may also dig up some gems from earlier in the decade, but will try to keep the selections as current as possible.
Monday - Manic Monday: Monday’s are a grind, so why not listen to some metal/punk/sludge/industrial/hardcore/gangsta rap to make you feel better eh? If you like heavy music that hits hard, I’ll do my best to deliver you the disaffected goods every Monday.
Tuesday - Texacaliago Tuesday: Easily the most boring day of the week, every Tuesday I’ll share a recent or classic album or concert review direct from the site itself. Hooray for reading!
Wednesday - WTF Wednesday: Also known as “Weird Wednesday” (catchy right?) this is the day for all things peculiar, bizarre, perhaps amusing, or occasionally disturbing. Weird is good. We need more weird in this world, so I’ll try to keep you on your toes every Wednesday.
Thursday - Throwback Thursday: I think to qualify as a throwback, it’s gotta be at least 20 years old, so I’ll be digging up an eclectic mix of tunes from 1997 and back that aren’t particularly heavy (Monday has that covered) and not from the 60s (Saturday has that covered). Basically pulling from the near infinite pool of great music made from 1970-1997.
Friday - Funny Friday: It’s comedy day! Classic and new stand-up, sketch comedy, movie clips, etc that will likely give you a good chuckle or two. Some real knee-slappers! Trust me, you’re gonna laugh.
Saturday - Sixties Saturday: The 60s were kind of the greatest decade in music am I right (with apologies to the 90s)? Dylan, Beatles, Hendrix, The Doors, Motown, etc. the possibilities are endless!
In the meantime, I invite you to kick back, relax, and have a look around at the treasure trove of tossed-off (but occasionally brilliant) writings I have accumulated over the years.