Final Meal Requests from Death Row Prisoners in Texas

Final Meal Requests from Death Row Prisoners in Texas
Below is an array of food like full stops as chosen by prisoners in Death Row. Follow the links to each prisoner for further information. I am no way responsible for how you use this information. The empirical summary of what you eat before execution still surprises me in that it seems to say so much and so little at the same time about our perception of the prisoner

 

Link Last Name First Name TDCJ Number Date Final Meal Request  
Offender Information Alexander Caruthers 704 01/29/2001 No final meal requested
Offender Information Goodwin Alvin 879 01/18/2001 Chicken fried steak, baked potato stuffed with ground meat, cheese, jalapenos, large order of french fries with ketchup, 10 Cheesesticks, pitcher of grape juice, and cheesecake with cherry topping
Offender Information Clark Jack 994 01/09/2001 Jar of polish pickles, small wedge of cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, cheeseburger with mayo (all the way), large order of french fries with ketchup, relish tray, and a pitcher of grape juice
Offender Information Jones Claude 980 12/07/2000 8 soft fried eggs, bacon, sausage, 1 t-bone steak (well-done), 6 slices of buttered toast with strawberry jelly, and a pitcher of cold milk
Offender Information Hittle Daniel 981 12/06/2000 Relish tray (green olives, cheese, pickles, celery), french fries (with ketchup), 2 grilled cheese sandwiches, 2 cinnamon rolls, and a pitch of milk
Offender Information Miller Garry 947 12/05/2000 2 grilled cheese sandwiches, french fries, ketchup, 2 boiled eggs, 2 cinnamon rolls with icing, 2 cans of grape juice, and coffee
Offender Information Chambers Tony 999009 11/15/2000 5 chicken patties, 10 slices of cheese, 5 hamburger buns (mustard on each side), 2 sliced pickles (whole), 2 bags of Doritos, 2 cokes, and 1 pint of tin roof ice cream
Offender Information Lawton Stacey 999066 11/14/2000 1 jar of dill pickles
Offender Information Flores Miguel 983 11/09/2000 3 beef enchiladas with onions, 3 cheese enchiladas with onions, spanish rice, bowl of jalapenos, french fries, cheeseburger all the way, bowl of mayonnaise, bowl of ketchup, bowl of pico de gallo, 3 Dr. Peppers, pitcher of ice, banana split ice cream, and 4 quesadillas
Offender Information Dillingham Jeffery 999071 11/01/2000 1 Cheeseburger with American, Cheddar and Mozzerella Cheese, without out mayonaise, mustard or onions; Large French Fries; Bowl of Macaroni and Cheese; Lasagna with 2 slices of Garlic Bread; 4 oz. of Nacho Cheese; 3 Large Cinnamon Rolls; 5 Scrambled Eggs; 8 pints of Chocolate Milk
Offender Information McGinn Ricky 999150 09/27/2000 Chicken fried steak with white gravy, french fries with white gravy, lots of salt and pepper, and sweet ice tea
Offender Information Caldwell Jeffery 938 08/30/2000 None requested
Offender Information Gibbs David 825 08/23/2000 Chef salad (any dressing except oil and vinegar), two bacon cheeseburgers all the way (cut the onions), deep fried home fries (with chili powder on top), pitcher of fruit flavored milkshake, two scotch eggs (boiled and packed in a sausage roll, battered and deep-fried and served with syrup), slice of pie
Offender Information Jones Richard 882 08/22/2000 Two bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches with cheese and mayonaise, three deep-fried chicken breasts, french fries with ketchup, and a pitcher of strawberry milkshake
Offender Information Satterwhite John 651 08/16/2000 Double meat cheeseburger (all the way, with mayonaise and mustard), french fries, 3 scrambled eggs, and a vanilla shake
Offender Information Cruz Oliver 954 08/09/2000 Beef fajitas (spicy), beans, rice, flour tortillas, onions, tomatoes, avocado, banana split, orange juice
Offender Information Roberson Brian 886 08/09/2000 2 double meat cheeseburgers (all the way with mayo and mustard), fries, fried chicken (well done), chocolate cake, onion rings, a pint of vanilla ice cream, and a six pack of Sprite
Offender Information Soria Juan 837 07/26/2000 Chicken, three pieces of fish, burgers, pizza, fruit (grapes, plums, peaches, apples, tangerines), doughnuts, walnuts, chocolate candy bar, plain potato chips, picante sauce, hot sauce, salad with ranch dressing, Coke, and Sprite
Offender Information Joiner Orien 902 07/12/2000 1/2 lb. Hamburger steak (well done), brown gravy and grilled onions, large order of deep french-fried fries with ketchup, five pieces of buttered grilled Texas toast, iced tea with real sugar, hot honey buns with melted butter on the side
Offender Information San Miguel Jessy 999008 06/29/2000 Pizza (beef, bacon bits, and multiple types of cheese), 10 quesadillas (5 mozzarella cheese, 5 cheddar cheese), 5 strips of open-flame grilled beef, 5 strips of stir-fried beef, chocolate peanut butter ice cream, sweet tea, double fudge chocolate cake, broccoli, and grapes
Offender Information Graham Gary 696 06/22/2000 None
Offender Information Nuncio Paul 999158 06/15/2000 Enchiladas, burritos, chocolate ice cream, cantalope (whole, split in half)
Offender Information Burks John 949 06/14/2000 Fried chicken (2 thighs and wings), one pound of bacon, 16 ounce t-bone steak, Big Red, coffee
Offender Information Mason Thomas 999035 06/12/2000 None
Offender Information Carter Robert 999091 05/31/2000 Double meat cheeseburger (all the way), fries
Offender Information Clayton James 921 05/25/2000 Three chicken breasts (fried), fresh lettuce and cucumber salad with light vinegar salad dressing on the side, a large pitcher of ice water
Offender Information Foster Richard 815 05/24/2000 Beef fajita, blooming onion, fried chicken (white meat), jalapeno peppers, large Caesar salad with blue cheese dressing, bread rolls with butter, vanilla ice cream, 3 bananas, 1 Coke, a pot of coffee, a pack of cigarettes (prohibited by TDCJ regulations).
Offender Information Richardson James 867 05/23/2000 Fresh fried chicken (no skin, 5 breasts and 20 wings), carrot cake, white coconut cake, cheesecake with cherry topping
Offender Information McBride Michael 903 05/11/2000 Two chicken patties with Swiss cheese, stuffed baked potato with jalapeno peppers and sour cream, milk
Offender Information Kitchens William 840 05/09/2000 1/2 dozen sunny side up fried eggs
8 pieces of pan sausage
6 slices of toast with butter and grape jelly
crispy hashbrowns
milk and orange juice
Offender Information Jackson Tommy 821 05/04/2000 None
Offender Information Gribble Timothy 929 03/15/2000 None
Offender Information Wilkerson Ponchai 999011 03/14/2000 None
Offender Information Barnes, Jr. Odell 998 03/01/2000 Justice, Equality, World Peace
Offender Information Beets Betty 810 02/24/2000 None requested
Offender Information Goss Cornelius 912 02/23/2000 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 banana, coconut, and peaches
Offender Information Moreland James 741 01/27/2000 Three fried eggs over easy, hash browns, several strips of bacon, toast (white bread), and orange juice
Offender Information McGinnis Glen 999039 01/25/2000 Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, bacon, onion rings, and ketchup
Offender Information Hughes, Jr. Billy 556 01/24/2000 Two chicken fried steak with white gravy, french fries, 4 pieces of white bread, peaches, two Cokes.
Offender Information Robison Larry 748 01/21/2000 No meal requested.
Offender Information Hicks David 930 01/20/2000 Fish, fries, soda
Offender Information Goodman Spencer 999031 01/18/2000 Double cheeseburger, french fries topped with onions and cheese, baked potato topped with sour cream, cheese and butter, 2 fried pork chops, 3 beef enchiladas, and chocolate cake
Offender Information Heiselbetz, Jr. Earl 999014 01/12/2000 2 breaded pork chops, 3 scrambled eggs, french fries, and milk
Offender Information Felder, Jr. Sammie 550 12/15/1999 1/2 pound of chitterlings, fried chicken (dark meat), 10 slices of bacon, 1 raw onion, fried shrimp, peach cobbler, 1 pitcher of whole milk
Offender Information Atworth Robert 999199 12/14/1999 Grilled chicken salad with ranch dressing, nachos and cheese with picante, cookies and cream ice cream, and 2 root beers
Offender Information Beathard James 785 12/09/1999 Fried catfish, fried chicken, french fries, onion rings, green salad, fresh carrots, and Coke
Offender Information Long David 862 12/08/1999 4 bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches, iced tea, and potato chips
Offender Information Gutierrez Jose 970 11/18/1999 2 double meat cheeseburgers with all vegetables and bacon, french fries, 2 cans of Coke, 5 jalapeno peppers, 5 pieces of fried chicken (white/dark meat), 3 buttermilk biscuits, and a steak
Offender Information Lamb John 734 11/17/1999 10 pieces of large deep fried jumbo shrimp, 2 pieces of garlic bread, 2 pieces of fried chicken (dark meat), 1 tossed salad with thousand island dressing, 1 chocolate milk shake
Offender Information Jennings Desmond 999161 11/16/1999 None
Offender Information Cantu, Jr. Domingo 924 10/28/1999 Fried chicken (12 pc white/dark meat) mashed potatoes With gravy, 14 jalapenos, orange juice, chocolate cake, Buttermilk biscuits and strawberry ice cream
Offender Information McFadden Jerry 875 10/14/1999 B L T with pickles and onions, french fries, one pint of
Butter Pecan ice cream and a coke
Offender Information Crane Alvin 888 10/12/1999 Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn on the cob, cauliflower, and chocolate cake.
Offender Information Smith Richard 999116 09/21/1999 Three bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches, french fries, one small bowl of pickles, one half onion and one cup of iced tea.
Offender Information Davis William 614 09/14/1999 Chicken fried drumsticks, one bowl of chili, one bowl of Cheese, five rolls, two bags of barbeque chips, six pack of Coke, one pack of Palmar cigarettes (prohibited by TDCJ regulations) one lighter (prohibited by TDCJ regulations)
Offender Information Barnes Willis 935 09/10/1999 Three fried chicken breasts, three jalapeno peppers, five Rolls and one soda.
Jones Raymond 959 09/01/1999 Doublemeat cheeseburger, french fries, ice cream, and a soda.
Offender Information Trevino, Jr. Joe 767 08/18/1999 Fried chicken, watermelon, salad with Italian dressing, raw carrots, raw cucumbers and a strawberry shake.
Offender Information Earhart James 905 08/11/1999 Steak, french fries and one vanilla shake.
Offender Information Dunn Kenneth 675 08/10/1999 Beef fajitas, stir-fry beef, six cinnamon rolls, one pecan pie, one cherry pie, one diet cream soda and three eggs.
Offender Information Boyd Charles 891 08/05/1999 None.
Offender Information Blackmon Ricky 893 08/04/1999 No last meal request, only requested something to drink.
Offender Information Fuller Tyrone 934 07/07/1999 One bacon, ham & cheese omelet with diced onion & peppers, one cinnamon roll, three slices of toast, three milks, two orange juices, hot sauce, grape jelly, butter, salt & pepper & fruit.
Offender Information Tuttle Charles 999183 07/01/1999 Four fried eggs sunny side up, four sausage patties, one chicken fried steak patty, one bowl of white country gravy, five pieces of white toast, five tacos with meat and cheese only, four Dr. Peppers with ice one the side & five mint sticks.
Offender Information Faulder Joseph 580 06/17/1999 None
Offender Information Little William 788 06/01/1999 Fifteen slices of cheese, three fried eggs, three buttered toasts, two hamburger patties with cheese, 2 tomato sliced, one sliced onion, french fries with salad dressing, 2 lb. of crispy fried bacon, one quart chocolate milk and one pint of fresh strawberries
Offender Information Coleman Clydell 968 05/05/1999 Salmon Croquettes, scrambled eggs, french fries & biscuits
Offender Information De La Cruz Jose 908 05/04/1999 None
Offender Information Foust Aaron 999268 04/28/1999 Cheeseburger, french fries & one Coke
Offender Information White Excell 511 03/30/1999 Two hamburgers, double order of french fries & fried onion rings
Offender Information Rector Charles 721 03/26/1999 Three beef enchiladas, three tacos, french fries & one strawberry shake
Offender Information Green Norman 805 02/24/1999 Barbeque ribs, pork chops, salad w/ French dressing, baked potato, Texas toast & a Coke
Offender Information Cantu Andrew 999 02/16/1999 Pork baby back ribs, hard shell tacos, corn tortillas, french fries, salad w/ Ranch dressing, red & green chili sauce, jalapenos & tomatoes boiled w/ garlic & cumin, Root Beer and chocolate ice cream
Offender Information Barber Danny 673 02/11/1999 Two steaks, baked potato, chef salad, tea & chocolate ice cream
Offender Information Cordova George 706 02/10/1999 None
Offender Information Vega Martin 932 01/26/1999 T-bone steak, shrimp and a Coke
Offender Information Farris Troy 831 01/13/1999 None
Offender Information Moody John 933 01/05/1999 Two T-bone steaks, salad w/ French Onion dressing, rolls, french fries w/ ketchup, five soft tacos, Angel food cake, one pint white chocolate almond ice cream and a six pack of Pepsi
Offender Information Meanes James 689 12/15/1998 One bacon-double cheeseburger, golden french fries, one tall strawberry milkshake and six chocolate cookies
Offender Information Emery Jeff 830 12/08/1998 Two T-bone steaks, french fries, salad, cake, chocolate ice cream, coffee and Coke
Offender Information Corwin Daniel 969 12/07/1998 Steak, potatoes, peas, cake & Root Beer
Offender Information McDuff Kenneth 999055 11/17/1998 Two 16 – ounce T-bone steaks, five fried eggs, vegetables, french fries, coconut pie and one Coke.
Offender Information Nobles Jonathan 885 10/07/1998 Eucharist – Sacrament.
Offender Information Cruz Javier 999061 10/01/1998 Venison steak, baked potato, Lite beer & Camel cigarettes (Alcohol & tobacco prohibited by TDCJ policy)
Offender Information Castillo David 770 08/23/1998 Twenty-four soft shell tacos, six enchiladas, six tostados, two whole onions, five jalapenos, two cheeseburgers, one chocolate shake, one quart of milk and one package of Marlboro cigarettes. (Prohibited by TDCJ policy)
Offender Information Teague, Jr. Delbert 849 09/09/1998 None. Last minute he decided to eat a hamburger at his Mother’s request.
Offender Information Camacho, Jr. Genaro 972 08/26/1998 Steak, baked potato, salad, and strawberry ice cream.
Offender Information Narvaiz Leopoldo 923 06/26/1998 None
Offender Information Pyles Johnny 724 06/15/1998 Chicken fried steak w/gravy, potatoes, pineapple pie and a Coke.
Offender Information Boggess Clifford 887 06/11/1998 Two double-meat cheeseburgers, salad, french fries w/ salt and ketchup, chocolate fudge brownies, cherry cake, a Pepsi and iced tea.
Offender Information Muniz Pedro 575 05/19/1998 Shrimp and salad. Shrimp not available. Served cheeseburger, french fries and cola.
Offender Information Carter Robert 708 05/18/1998 Fried fish fillet, french fries, orange juice, German chocolate cake
Offender Information McFarland Frank 963 04/29/1998 Heaping portion of lettuce, a sliced tomato, a sliced cucumber, four celery stalks, four sticks of American or Cheddar cheese, two bananas and two cold half pints of milk. Asked that all vegetables be washed prior to serving. Also asked that the cheese sticks be clean.
Offender Information Gosch Lesley 842 04/24/1998 Declined last meal
Offender Information Cannon Joseph 634 04/22/1998 Fried chicken, barbecue ribs, baked potato, green salad w/Italian dressing, chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream or both, a thick chocolate shake or malt and iced tea.
Offender Information Hogue Jerry 660 03/11/1998 Old fashioned cheeseburger, french fries w/ ketchup, chocolate cake and two cans of coke
Offender Information Renfro Steven 999229 02/09/1998 Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT) with extra bacon, cherry pie, vanilla ice cream and two cans of Dr. Pepper
Offender Information Tucker Karla 777 02/03/1998 Banana, Peach and Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing
Offender Information Lockhart Michael 917 12/09/1997 Double-meat cheeseburger, french fries, Coke
Offender Information Livingston Charlie 802 11/21/1997 Ribs smothered in onions and gravy, rice with butter, ice water and Dr. Pepper
Offender Information Sharp Michael 740 11/19/1997 Small pizza, dish of Italian spaghetti, marble cake, punch
Offender Information Fuller Aaron 964 11/06/1997 None
Offender Information Lauti Aua 843 11/04/1997 Double meat cheeseburger, french fries, soft drink
Offender Information Ransom Kenneth 772 10/28/1997 Declined last meal
Offender Information Green Ricky 984 10/08/1997 Five scrambled eggs, four sausage patties, eight slices of toast, six slices of bacon, and four pints of milk
Offender Information Adanandus Dwight 940 10/01/1997 Cheeseburger, french fries, iced tea
Offender Information Cockrum John 854 09/30/1997 Cheeseburger, onion rings, banana pudding, iced tea
Offender Information Stone Benjamin 999187 09/25/1997 Coke
Offender Information Turner Jessel 895 09/22/1997 None
Offender Information Davis James 786 09/09/1997 Steak and eggs (eggs over easy), toast, punch and package of Marlboro cigarettes (cigarettes prohibited by policy).
Offender Information West, Jr. Robert 731 07/29/1997 Cheeseburger, french fries, Coke, Camel cigarettes (cigarettes prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Montoya Irineo 847 06/18/1997 Fish, french fries, jalapenos, carrots and ice cream
Offender Information Johnson Eddie 898 06/17/1997 Double meat cheese-burger, french fries, broccoli w/cheese
Offender Information Stoker David 892 06/16/1997 Two double-meat cheeseburgers, french fries, ice cream and cigarettes (cigarettes prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Behringer Earl 914 06/11/1997 Large portion of scrambled eggs, two tablespoons of picante sauce on side, hash browns, two pieces of toast, gravy, two pieces of sausage, and grape juice
Offender Information Losada Davis 798 06/04/1997 Declined last meal
Johnson, Jr. Dorsie 850 06/04/1997 Fried chicken, french fries, chocolate cake, Coke
Offender Information Harris Kenneth 901 06/03/1997 Barbecue, french fries, ice cream, punch, cigarettes (cigarettes prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Rogers Patrick 816 06/02/1997 A coke
Offender Information Madden Robert 822 05/28/1997 Asked that final meal be provided to a homeless person
Offender Information White Larry 640 05/22/1997 Liver & onions, cottage cheese, red tomatoes, and a single cigarette (cigarette prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Callins Bruce 717 05/21/1997 Steak, french fries, salsa, pecan pie and pack of cigarettes (cigarettes prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Lackey Clarence 591 05/20/1997 T-bone steak, large salad, french fries, chocolate ice cream, pack of Camel cigarettes (cigarettes prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Drinkard Richard 846 05/19/1997 Double cheeseburger, french fries, Coke, strawberry ice cream
Offender Information Belyeu Clifton 841 05/16/1997 Cheeseburger, french fries, Coke & pack of cigarettes, (prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Westley Anthony 797 05/13/1997 Fried Chicken, french fires, bread, cigarettes (prohibited by policy)
Offender Information Washington Terry 884 05/06/1997 Steak, mash potatoes, green beans, buttered rolls, chocolate ice cream, punch
Offender Information Baldree Ernest 855 04/29/1997 Doublemeat cheeseburger, french fries, pack of cigarettes (not permitted by policy)
Offender Information Boyle Benjamin 853 04/21/1997 Doublemeat cheeseburger, french fries with ketchup and coke
Offender Information Gentry Kenneth 760 04/16/1997 Bowl of butterbeans, mashed potatoes, onions. Tomatoes, biscuits, chocolate cake and Dr. Pepper with ice
Offender Information Woods Billy 552 04/14/1997 Hamburger, french fries, banana pudding and coffee
Offender Information Spence David 773 04/03/1997 Fried chicken, french fries, chocolate ice cream, Coke, tea and coffee
Offender Information Herman David 999003 04/02/1997 Hamburger, pizza, root beer, and vanilla ice cream,
Offender Information Barefield John 844 03/12/1997 Double meat cheese burger, french fries
Offender Information Brimage, Jr. Richard 899 02/10/1997 Pepperoni pizza (med), Dr. Pepper
Offender Information Gonzales, Jr. Joe 999177 09/18/1996 Strawberry shake and cheesecake
Offender Information Granviel Kenneth 533 02/27/1996 Double meat cheeseburger, french fries, chocolate cake and punch
Offender Information Jenkins Leo 967 02/09/1996 Two bacon cheeseburgers, french fries and Coke
Offender Information Briddle James 711 12/12/1995 T-bone steak (rare), six fried eggs, hash browns, buttered toast, milk and orange juice
Offender Information Banda Esequel 863 12/11/1995 Declined last meal
Offender Information Vuong Hai 904 12/07/1995 Steak, french fries, beans and water
Offender Information Amos Bernard 926 12/06/1995 Two turkey sandwiches
Offender Information Lane Harold 745 10/04/1995 Two double meat cheeseburgers, french fries and strawberry shake
Offender Information Johnson Carl 633 09/19/1995 T-bone steak, green salad, baked potato, banana nut ice cream and Coke
Offender Information Sattiewhite Vernon 857 08/15/1995 Six scrambled eggs with cheese, seven pieces of buttered white toast, fifteen pieces of bacon, three hash browns, a bowl of grits with butter, jelly and orange juice
Offender Information Hammond Karl 865 06/21/1995 Double meat cheeseburger, french fries, chocolate milk and cake or pie
Offender Information Fearance John 626 06/20/1995 Double meat cheeseburger, french fries, vanilla ice cream and milk
Offender Information Allridge Ronald 818 06/08/1995 Declined last meal
Offender Information Mann Fletcher 705 06/01/1995 Two hamburger steaks, sliced onions, four pieces of toast, french fries, mustard and catsup, fruit cocktail and Coke
Offender Information Mays Noble 674 04/06/1995 Four to five fried eggs (sunny side up), three sausage links, three biscuits and coffee
Offender Information Hawkins Samuel 590 02/21/1995 Double meat cheeseburger, french fries and tea
Offender Information Gardner Billy 751 02/16/1995 Hamburger, French fries, tea and any dessert (no preference)
Offender Information Motley Jeffery 789 02/07/1995 Declined last meal
Offender Information Williams Willie 677 01/31/1995 Two double meat cheeseburger, onion rings, cheesecake and root beer
Offender Information Russell, Jr. Clifton 658 01/31/1995 No preference. Asked for whatever was on the menu (chili dogs, baked beans, corn and peanut butter cookies)
Offender Information Marquez Mario 776 01/17/1995 Fried chicken, baked potato, cinnamon roll
Offender Information Jacobs Jesse 872 01/04/1995 T-bone steak, french fries, catsup and tea
Offender Information Kinnamon Raymond 808 12/11/1994 Fish, salad, vanilla ice cream and tea
Offender Information Clark, Jr. Herman 715 12/06/1994 Declined last meal
Offender Information Bridge Warren 668 11/22/1994 Double meat cheeseburger
Offender Information Williams Walter 722 10/05/1994 Hamburger (double meat, double cheese), chocolate cake, peas and corn mixed and tea
Offender Information Lott George 999058 09/20/1994 Three pieces of french toast with syrup, baked sweet potato with butter, two sausage patties, and one fried egg
Offender Information Gutierrez Jessie 971 09/16/1994 Declined last meal
Offender Information Drew Robert 755 08/02/1994 Steak (cooked rare), ham, two hamburgers, two pieces of fish and chocolate milk shake
Offender Information Crank Denton 803 06/14/1994 Cheeseburger (double meat, double cheese), with lettuce, pickles, tomato, onions and mayonnaise, onion rings and two chocolate shakes
Offender Information Nethery Stephen 698 05/27/1994 Two cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato and onion, french fries and milk
Offender Information Rougeau Paul 603 05/03/1994 Declined last meal
Offender Information Anderson Larry 733 04/26/1994 Barbecued ribs, chefs salad, baked potato, peach cobble and tea
Offender Information Beavers Richard 916 04/04/1994 Six pieces of french toast with syrup, jelly, butter, six barbecued spare ribs, six pieces of well burned bacon, four scrambled eggs, five well cooked sausage patties, french fries with catsup, three slices of cheese, two pieces of yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing, and four cartons of milk
Offender Information Webb Freddie 848 03/31/1994 Decline last meal
Offender Information Barnard Harold 683 02/02/1994 Steak, french fries and wine (water was substituted)
Offender Information Phillips Clifford 723 12/15/1993 Declined last meal
Offender Information Cook Anthony 918 11/10/1993 Double meat bacon cheeseburger and strawberry shake
Offender Information Bonham Antonio 700 09/28/1993 Hamburgers, french fries and water
Offender Information James Johnny 839 09/03/1993 Double meat cheeseburgers, double order of french fries, Dr. Pepper and a pint of banana nut ice cream
Offender Information Wilkerson Richard 756 08/31/1993 Two double meat cheeseburgers, french fries, and ice cream (chocolate or chocolate chip)
Offender Information Cantu Ruben 804 08/24/1993 Barbecue chicken, refried beans, brown rice, sweet tea and bubble gum (bubble gum is not permitted under TDCJ regulations)
Offender Information Kelly Carl 688 08/20/1993 Wild game or whatever is on the menu and cold lemonade. Served cheeseburger and french fries, declined last meal
Offender Information Holland David 820 08/12/1993 Cheeseburger, french fries and coffee
Offender Information Jernigan Joseph 699 08/05/1993 Two cheeseburgers, french fries, tossed salad with 1,000 island dressing and iced tea (refused last meal)
Offender Information Harris Danny 649 07/30/1993 God’s saving grace, love, truth, peace and freedom
Offender Information Harris Curtis 637 07/01/1993 Cheeseburger, ice cream and water
Offender Information Duff-Smith Markum 694 06/29/1993 Declined last meal
Offender Information Sawyers John 742 05/18/1993 Cheeseburger, french fries and strawberry shake
Offender Information Herrera Leonel 702 05/12/1993 Declined last meal
Offender Information Stewart Darryl 664 05/04/1993 Steak, baked potato, garden salad and tea
Offender Information Montoya Ramon 737 03/25/1993 Cheeseburger, french fries, ice cream and coke
Offender Information Santana Carlos 695 03/23/1993 Justice, Temperance, with Mercy
Lincecum Kavin 832 12/10/1992 Declined last meal
Griffin Jeffery 647 11/19/1992 T-bone steak, catsup and iced tea
Offender Information Demouchette James 572 09/22/1992 Grilled steak, baked potato, any vegetable except squash or okra, any dessert and anything to drink except punch or milk
Johnson Curtis 761 08/11/1992 Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, jelly, butter and strawberry milkshake
Black, Jr. Robert 819 05/22/1992 T-bone steak, baked potato, bowl of lettuce, corn, roll, chocolate milk shake and tea
Offender Information Romero, Jr. Jesus 801 05/20/1992 T-bone steak, baked potato, salad, vanilla shake and chocolate ice cream
Offender Information May Justin 783 05/07/1992 Cheeseburger, catsup, french fries and shake
Offender Information White Billy 585 04/23/1992 T-bone steak, french fries and ice cream
Offender Information Ellis Edward 749 03/03/1992 Steak, baked potato with butter, salad, biscuits, pineapple pie and iced tea
Offender Information Clark David 874 02/28/1992 Told officials he wanted to fast
Offender Information Garrett Johnny 729 02/11/1992 Ice cream
Cordova Joe 730 01/22/1992 Fried chicken, french fries, hot sauce, rolls, salad w/ 1,000 island dressing and ice cream
Offender Information Green G 576 11/12/1991 Pizza, coffee and tea
Offender Information Russell James 579 09/19/1991 Apple
Bird Jerry 512 06/17/1991 Double cheeseburger with mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, onions, tomatoes and iced tea
Offender Information Cuevas Ignacio 526 05/23/1991 Chicken dumplings, steamed rice, black-eyed peas, sliced bread and iced tea
Offender Information Buxton Lawrence 743 02/26/1991 Steak (filet mignon), pineapple upside down cake, tea, punch and coffee
Offender Information Derrick Mikel 701 07/18/1990 Ribeye steak, tossed green salad with blue cheese dressing, baked potato with sour cream (refused last meal)
Offender Information Smith James 763 06/26/1990 Yogurt
Offender Information Anderson Johnny 732 05/17/1990 Three hamburgers, french fries, chocolate ice cream with nuts and iced tea
Offender Information Butler Jerome 852 04/21/1990 T-bone steak, four pieces of chicken (two breast and two legs), fresh corn and iced tea
Offender Information De Luna Carlos 744 12/07/1989 Declined last meal
Offender Information Paster James 752 09/20/1989 Declined last meal
Offender Information McCoy Stephen 769 05/24/1989 Cheeseburger, french fries and strawberry milk shake
Offender Information King Leon 624 03/22/1989 Declined last meal
Offender Information Landry, Sr. Raymond 738 12/13/1988 Declined last meal
Offender Information Franklin Donald 546 11/03/1988 Hamburger, french fries and catsup
Offender Information Streetman Robert 746 01/07/1988 2 dozen scrambled eggs, flour tortillas, french fries and catsup
Offender Information Starvaggi Joseph 586 09/10/1987 Declined last meal
Offender Information Thompson John 610 07/08/1987 Freshly squeezed orange juice
Johnson Elliot 739 06/24/1987 Cheeseburger and fries
Offender Information Williams Anthony 619 05/28/1987 Fish tartar sauce, french fries, catsup, white bread and milk
Offender Information Moreno Eliseo 759 03/04/1987 Four cheese enchiladas, two fish patties, french fries, milk catsup and lemon pie
Hernandez Ramon 667 01/30/1987 Beef tacos, beef enchiladas, jalapeno peppers, salad onion, hot sauce, shredded cheese and coffee
Andrade Richard 774 12/18/1986 Pizza, pinto beans, Spanish rice and cake
Offender Information Evans Michael 608 12/04/1986 Declined last meal
Wicker Chester 678 08/26/1986 Lettuce and tomatoes
Offender Information Smith Larry 643 08/22/1986 Smothered steak and gravy, french fries, lemon pie and Coke
Offender Information Woolls Randy 646 08/20/1986 Cheeseburger, french fries, chocolate cake and iced tea
Brock Kenneth 522 06/19/1986 Large double-meat cheese burger with mustard, and Dr. Pepper
Esquivel Rudy 606 06/09/1986 Fried breast of chicken, corn on the cob, french fries, jalapeno pepper, and pecan pie
Offender Information Pinkerton Jay 686 05/15/1986 Fish sandwich, french fries, and milk
Offender Information Barney Jeffery 714 04/16/1986 Two boxes of frosted flakes and a pint of milk
Offender Information Bass Charles 662 03/12/1986 Plain cheese sandwich
Offender Information Rumbaugh Charles 555 09/11/1985 One flour tortilla and water
Offender Information Porter Henry 551 07/09/1985 Flour tortillas, T-bone steak, refried beans, tossed salad, jalapeno peppers, ice cream and chocolate cake
Offender Information Milton Charles 628 06/25/1985 T-bone steak, french fries, tossed salad with french dressing, catsup, hot rolls, and chocolate cake
Offender Information De La Rosa Jesse 713 05/15/1985 Spanish rice, refried beans, flour tortillas, T-bone steak, tea, chocolate cake, and jalapeno peppers
Offender Information Morin Stephen 712 03/13/1985 T-bone steak, baked potato, butter, sweet green peas, rolls, banana pudding, coffee
Offender Information Skillern Doyle 518 01/16/1985 T-bone steak, baked potato, butter, sweet green peas, rolls, banana pudding, coffee
Offender Information Barefoot Thomas 621 10/30/1984 Chef soup with crackers, chili with beans, steamed rice, seasoned pinto beans, corn, seasoned mustard greens, hot spiced beets, and iced tea
Offender Information O’Bryan Ronald 529 03/31/1984 T-bone steak (med. to well done), french fries and catsup, whole kernel corn, sweet peas, lettuce and tomato salad with egg and french dressing, iced tea, sweetener, saltines, Boston cream pie, and rolls
Offender Information Autry James 670 03/14/1984 Hamburger, french fries, Dr. Pepper
Offender Information Brooks, Jr. Charlie 592 12/07/1982 T-bone steak, french fries, catsup, Worcestershire sauce, rolls, peach cobbler, and ice tea
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Billy Preston RIP

The great singer-songwriter and performer Billy Preston, the “Fifth Beatle” has died after a long illness as a result of malignant hypertension that resulted in kidney failure and other complications. He dies in Arizona where he’d been in a coma for nearly a year.

Billy was menatuared by Ray Charles early in his life and went on to a play important roles in a number of important records. Billy played on Let It Be, The White Album and Abbey Road, he played a major role in Exile on Main Street by the Stones….AND was the organ player for Sly and the Family Stone. That’s not all his credits but those alone are pretty heavyweight…

I’ve heard alot of Billy’s playing but I haven’t seen a whole lot of him playing on film. The one bit of footage I do know is the where
the beatles are trying to make abbey road and there is alot of bad sniping going on between the fab four arguing like spoilt kids Then Billy comes in – boom the atmosphere changes and all of sudden the beatles get busy making music. Everyone is smiling ..the playing has improved..the Beatles want to impress Billy…..
Well done Billy Preston.
RIP

Hank Shocklee: Louder than a Bomb – interview by Jim Welte at mp3.com


Thought I’d reprint this – cos Shocklee is the man…
it’s from mp3.com

He has a new website launching soon at www.shocklee.com/

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With a book and a sci-fi audio-visual project on the way, the creator of the Public Enemy sound is putting in work.

From the moment he sat down with MP3.com for a chat, it was clear that Hank Shocklee was ready to bring the noise.

As cofounder of Public Enemy and creator of the Bomb Squad beats that propelled dozens of sonic bombs, from “Fight the Power” and “Bring the Noise” to “Welcome to the Terrordome,” Shocklee invented the sound that defined an era and served as the backdrop for Spike Lee’s seminal Do the Right Thing.

Shocklee has been away from the game for a while, having served stints as a soundtrack producer (Juice, He Got Game) and a record exec (Universal)..

But that doesn’t mean the 40-year-old Shocklee has retired from the game. He’s just on a different vibe right now.

As head of Shocklee Entertainment, he’s writing a book on the making of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, PE’s second album that almost started a revolution.

He’s also working on an audiovisual sci-fi project called Shocktronica, listening to lots of drum and bass and, not surprisingly, eschewing much of today’s mainstream hip-hop. He also hasn’t yet heard the latest album from Chuck D and company.

Here’s MP3.com’s lengthy interview with Hank Shocklee.

MP3.com: So, let’s start off with talking about what you’re up to these days. It sounds like you have a number of things cooking, one of which is the book about the making of Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The album that defined PE’s sound.

Hank Shocklee: Yeah, that’s going very well right now. It’ll be out next year. I’m approaching the book from a different angle, looking at the whole philosophy and reason for making the band, what everyone’s role was and how the whole thing came together. It was different from any musical group on the planet.

MP3: How so?

HS: With PE, we got together as a DJ group, and when we crossed over into doing records, we adopted a whole new philosophy. I wanted to do a personal experiment to see whether you can create something that inspires, teaches, and connects with people on a multi-dimensional level, not just with sight and sound but with also with also vibrations and feelings and emotions and things of that nature.

I think we succeeded, because even 20 years later, people come up to me to tell me that our music changed their lives in a deep way.

MP3: That’s right, we’re almost at the 20th anniversary of It Takes a Nation of Millions.

HS: Yeah, isn’t that crazy? Time flies, man. And that means that the second generation of hip-hop will be celebrating its 20th soon. I’m not talking about the early years. Those guys were doing something that had never been done before. They were basically like, “We have no clue what the f*** we’re doing, but this feels good and we should keep it going.”

I’m talking about the second generation, like Run DMC, Rakim, Slick Rick,Salt-N-Pepa, Biz Markie, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, and PE. That’s when hip-hop found its voice and got its personality and started to reach that superstar level. That was like the Marvel Comics of hip-hop, where there were so many characters on the scene.

MP3: I’m curious if you think that a record like It Takes a Nation of Millions could get made today. From a sampling standpoint, a record like that with so many samples in it would cost a fortune today in licensing fees, and politically, major label artists these days seem less willing to take chances.

Bringin’ the noise.

HS: Yeah, that second generation of hip-hop came before the sampling crackdown. The laws of sampling need to be brought in check and standardized, because it stems from a lack of understanding and it’s leading to greed.

Sampling was so different back then. The sound of that time was a direct reflection of where you took your samples from. Marley Marl gets the almighty respect because he changed the game prior to that by sampling the kick and the snare [drum] from a record. That gave his sound a whole unique tone, because before then, everybody had pretty much the same sound. So then it was like, well if he took the kick and the snare, why can’t I take the guitar riffs too?

At that point, I looked at the landscape and said, “Oh, I see where this is going. I have a s*** load of records.” From then, I just wanted to take the sampling and OD [overdose] on it. You know, I wanted to use it so much that you didn’t know what anything was and where things was coming from.

And there was this sonic resonance that I wanted to hear throughout the record, bringing in noise from everywhere. I felt like I had to make records that superseded everything on the marketplace at that moment. Otherwise nobody was going to even take any kind of notice.

MP3: Because you guys didn’t already have an established fan base in one of the boroughs, say with KRS in the Bronx or BIG in Brooklyn?

HS: Yeah, that was the premise of our existence. We just had to break into the game.

MP3: What kind of music are you making these days? We don’t see you out there in the mainstream.

HS: The thing is, what got me involved in hip-hop was its alternativeness. Hip-hop was the alternative music life back then. But now, hip-hop is the mainstream. So, now, it incorporates all the mainstream elements. It’s more homogenous. There are more harmonies. There’s singing. To me, there’s nothing insightful about making a Christina Aguilera record or a Ja Rule record.

MP3: So you’ve stayed away from mainstream music because of how formulaic it is?

HS: Exactly. No matter how you do it, as long as you conform to the melody of the song, it’s going to work. That’s not what I’m looking for. I’m working on an electronic, sci-fi, audiovisual project right now.

MP3: Really? I’d read a quote from you a while back to the effect of, “I don’t want to make music that you listen to. I want to make records that move you.” Is that what we’re talking about here?

HS: Yeah, definitely. I’m creating a record that you can watch–a record that you can put on that allows you to take the experience to another level. When you listen to a record, you’ve got to visualize what’s going on. That’s cool, you know, but I’ve always been a visual person. So, musically, I want to be able to show you images that give you that extra excitement.

And then there’s the music. Since we can now all carry around 8,000 records with us, what’s new? What’s the next phase? What I’m developing is called Shocktronica. It’s designed to make you think. It’s designed to make you feel.

I’m dealing with frequencies that are rhythmic and will keep you in the groove but will also have the appeal of a soundtrack or a score.

I’m doing this thing called subsonic frequencies, which is all about fear, allowing you to feel the emotion that’s involved in it.

For me, music is moving into another zone, which allows you to participate on a more intellectual and physiological and psychological level. I’m talking about psychedelic, ’60s kind of operation but with a 2006-2007 kind of feel to it. It’s called Subsonic Frequencies.

MP3: It’ll be a DVD?

HS: Yeah, or an enhanced CD with visuals. And I would definitely want to get it out to the video iPods as well. It’ll be out late this year.

MP3: You’re an iPod guy?

HS: I tell you, the iPod has to be one of the most incredible inventions of the last 20 years. People don’t even understand how revolutionary it is unless they actually were a DJ and tried to carry 300 records around on their back. We used to have to carry seven, eight crates to every gig.

Now you’ve got situations where you can carry 60-80 [GBs] of music, like 10,000-15,000 records. You could change records up every one minute and you could be doing the gig for 25 hours and never play the same record again twice. It is just so amazing right now.

MP3: What are you feeling out there these days? What are you listening to?

HS: I’ve been listening to a lot of drum and bass, even though all these “experts” are saying that drum and bass, jungle, two-step, that that music is over. Music comes in waves. It peeks its head up and then it sees what’s happening out here and then it finds out, “OK, the people are not ready for it yet.” Then it goes back underground and just starts brewing again. It doesn’t disappear. It’s going to come back up again. Hell, rap was supposed to have been dead in ’87.

And I’m also into a lot of eclectic electronic music too. But there’s so much music out right now from all over the world, from Brazil and Spain and Cuba, all over the place. I’ve heard stuff where Nigerian rhythms and juju music are put together with hip-hop.

And to me what’s even hotter than anything is music with no genre. It’s like, “Don’t even f***ing tell me what this sh** is. Just let me put it on and let me vibe to it.” I think that the day is gone where everybody is on one vibration.

I’ll even put on some classical shit and be like, “I’m vibing to some Rachmaninoff right now. You know what I’m saying?” We’re moving away from the style police where everybody’s got to sit there and follow one mode. That’s dead.

MP3: I’m curious where you think hip-hop will be in 10 to 15 years. Do you think that some of this creative kind of multigenre, you know, stuff that’s coming from all over the place will bubble to the surface, or will this formulaic homogenization continue?

HS: No, we’re heading in the direction of musical freedom, I believe that. Part of the reason is that the hip-hop generation is growing up, and it’s feeling a lot of different kinds of music that might not be what’s on the radio. Each artist is going to sell a lot less now, so those superstar ranks will diminish.

MP3: So that means more music will be popular among a critical mass of consumers?

HS: Exactly. There’s going to be less for everybody but it’s going to be better because now the cream is going to have to rise to the top in order for you to get to that level. And so when you do get to that level it’s going to be because you truly earned it.

MP3: Before we let you go, what are your thoughts on the new PE record that was written and produced by Paris?

HS: You know something, it’s funny. I’ve never even heard it.

MP3: Really?

HS: It’s like everybody’s keeping it from me for some reason. Nobody will give it to me.

MP3: Interesting. Well, a lot of people are saying that he lit a fire under them a little bit.

HS: It doesn’t take a genius to do that, to be honest. It’s because Chuck finally gave up the reins a bit. That was one of my biggest qualms with that situation. Chuck is a great guy. But from a musical standpoint, he’s not like the greatest musical person. But he’s been like controlling and doing all the records ever since Apocalypse. And I think ever since then he’s been making records that have been substandard.

Chuck D and Hank Shocklee

But the bigger issue is that PE wasn’t just a sound, it was also a philosophy and a mission. No disrespect to Paris or anybody who has written or who was on the record. I look out there on the streets, man, and I’m asking, “Is anybody even dealing with these issues?” I think that it’s been reduced to the music just being music.

MP3: Are you guys still in touch, you and Chuck and Flav?

HS: I still see Chuck, and I still speak to Flav when I see him. Everybody’s older now. I think that people are more interested right now in maintaining their “existence,” as to trying to do something new or to change the climate. What I’m not seeing is anybody taking their power and using it for the betterment of changing the environment.

It’s like we can all go out here and make millions of dollars but can we do anything of any substance? Can we change anybody’s lives? Can we make this world a better place? And I know that sounds idealist, but we don’t live in a vacuum. It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve made.

MP3: So too many people are just looking to maintain their existence, like with Flav doing the reality show and all that stuff, but no one looking to “Fight the Power,” so to speak?

Flavor Flav’s reality show, Flavor of Love

HS: Yeah, but I’m not saying that you shouldn’t [make your money]. But we’re lucky enough to be able to make a living doing what we do, and we owe it to try and do something more than that. The voice of hip-hop used to have this tremendous strength of change and consciousness.

You know, Kanye is the only one that’s saying anything of any relevance, and he speaks out of both sides of his mouth at the same time. I’m not downing this kid, all right? He’s the one that’s got the most amount of balls out of everybody that’s out there. So I’ve got to give him the torch. But who’s mentoring him?

Some of these cats, they’re only commodity is that they’re known and famous. That’s not a commodity. What do you do?

If you’re Puffy, what do you do? Don’t tell me that you make clothes because you don’t make the clothes–you license your name. And he learned that from Russell [Simmons], because that’s all Russell’s career was, licenses and name. That’s why Russell has no real power.

Everybody is good in their own right, but it’s those special people who can go above and beyond so that when you listen to their creativity, their creativity is backed by their word, which you know that their word means something because you’d know the things that they stand for.

I’m looking at this world now, and I’m saying, “OK, guys, you’ve made it now. How much more do you need to make it?”

Look at Mel Gibson. Whether you agree him or whatever, the cat is saying something with his art and his money.

MP3: It gets back to the fact that PE really stood for something that made people stop and think.

HS: Exactly. That’s one of the reasons why I’m doing this book, because it’s the philosophy that makes it important, not just the music. We’re supposed to be living a righteous life, a positive life, and then all the art is going to amplify that.

MP3: Words to live by from Hank Shocklee. Thanks a lot for the time. It’s been a pleasure.

HS: Thank you very much.

Kostas Kostadinos (bass) Orbituary

I just got a call from Greece telling me that my very good friend Kostas Kostadinos decided to take his life in Naxos Island, Greece two days ago – they found him yesterday.

Kostas played electric bass on two tracks from Scale – ‘Money’ and ‘I Am Me and She Is She’. I especially loved his playing on ‘Money’ as we were both super broke at the time and the song seemed perfect for us to do together – he definitely knew how to play the stretched out blues.

When I visited him in Naxos at New Year 2005 he was in a very dark mood – not even my producing a CD he was on could rouse him. He was motionless and his language was peppered with negatives. His tone dropped into nothing before sentences were over. My senses were picking up real danger from him and a visited him a couple of times over the next few days before he headed out to Athens.

He was excellent with his hands and he had helped restore a fretless acoustic bass that I had. He gave it to me there complete at Christmas. He looked after it when I wasn’t on the island because he liked to play with a crazy drum maker on the other side of the island but the fella distrusted electricity and consequently chose to have none….it was always a long story with Kostas but never a dull one – you always felt reassured that your life was movie standard when he was around.

He told that in the past he had been admitted to a mental institution and that he was a manic depressive. His heart was big and true but he had scars of kinds I wont go into here. It is the nature of bass players musical role that they are the medium between the rhythm of drums and the chordal/melodic nature elements. So too in non musical life was Kostas a glue between elements when he was around – people felt like things were ‘solid’ and ‘taken care of’. He wasn’t precious with reputation and he spoke his mind. It’s a bass player thing you see….

His marriage ended more than 10 years ago and he then moved from Athens to the island of Naxos where I met him for the first time – a place called JamBar. A pub which had music gear for local or visiting musicians to jam on…hence the name. I met the owner first and he told me someone would come down and play bass and drums later on. ……Kostas came in with his big eyes, round belly, curly hair and mischievous smile… dressed terribly… but he pulled out a vintage Fender, got a joint arranged and asked what key we were in. We had a great jam – I played electric guitar and sang while the insane bar owner (another story) played lead guitar….a novice drummer fella leathered a 4/4 beat for hours…you don’t have your pick of drummers on the islands…it was a great night….highlights were a version of God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols…

From there I got to know Kostas more and more – even when Jam Bar became enemy territory we still hung out at one anothers place on the island. Kostas made money from jewellery during the summer and in the winter tried to co-erce the rest of the musicians on the island to get a band together … his tenacity was admirable but I knew he was disappointed with the others and their efforts…islands have alot of social freaks that retire there and it can get difficult in trying to get progress. Even the folk music was locked up so tight that they didn’t want a sacrilegious bass guitar to be in the equation. I felt for him.

I knew all those times I called his phone in January when it was disconnected that he was slipping and I couldn’t do anything about it. Those that are serious about suicide never tell you they are going to do it. What a quiet place that decision must be taken in – where nothing moves and the world begins to look like a photograph that’s already fading. I’m angry at him but it’s ultimately his call how he plays it. The last thing I said to him was “don’t leave the island without telling me.”

His wonderful kitten was stolen from him last summer and he was so skint five years ago that he had to kill 8 puppies from an accidental massive litter by his own hand – he couldn’t afford to feed them or pay the vet. I remember his face telling that story. I remember him being so broke that he practically only ate spaghetti for months and him driving with no brakes on his chitty chitty bang bang motor for ages…I remember him playing bass in my tiny recording room in the belting heat with his top off and big hairy belly out…I remember sharing beers and chat’s about philosphy and life and music. I remember his help and I remember him breaking the mould of my preconceptions about Greek men.

I don’t have a photo of Kostas but I can remember him vividly. A poet with a couple of lines I didn’t understand.

Suck life dry people….all hail to a great man Kostas.

It’s about time – you know pinball kerchunk ting…

yep – wackyness in a row deserves a few strokes…

the past two weeks I have been up in Scotland plugging into the beautiful drink of water that is my folks and people……me and some OLD friends went up north for a few days- a spot on the water next the islands – where three oceans meet – islands in the North West of Scotland….1-2 hours from Loch Lomond – for a stag doo….the final pissup of my mate before he gets married –

This is the same place that the KLF came to burn a million quid on the island of Jura. They took a million in cash out of the bank, flew up and then burned the lot in a disused shed. They also filmed it.

the water – which is a big deal for me – was really otherworldly round the islands…

when three oceans meet the water is calm and still in places
and rushing horses right next to it
the height of the water varies making the ocean seem like a drunken
set of stairs have been imparted upon the water
it’s the truth of the soups
and our lives are like this
memories and peoples like swells
the dream of a wave can never get you wet
no photograph is ever a touch
and the people and the things and the moments
rush in and around us…..
we are our own carbon filters…..
shutting out the noise lest we revert to our chemical state…

it’s been snowing here and my trip back down to Manchester was fucked up with…wait for it…frozen tracks……an extra 8 hours running around going north west to get south….sometimes the steps are easy and sometimes they are hard….

luckily the journey had it’s share of characters who had to trail around the same as me on alternative routes…

– the young gay bear cub performer and his daddy bear who had just came out. They were sitting next to me on reserved seats. I’m sure the whole day was a hidden camera thing. We ended up singing things like Like a Bat Out Of Hell, Kate Bush, and a good way through the 80’s and 90’s. The big daddy bear had only recently come out and they were both wearing kilts – which is well worth mentioning….fucking hilarious good fun…as a result the hen party became attracted to the noise – nine non-bashful lasses from a factory in Scotland…..fruity as you like and then of course they attracted the two death metal prono stars – long lank hair gawky white pallour black clothes – the funeral yet to happen… These guys had business cards with “Glamour model and below in itallics it said that their speciality was a ‘GagShag’…..these motherfuckers were ugly as sin and as he went onto explain that he got 500 quid for 4 hours..and that a gagshag was either when the woman bled or …he started flipping out though as it got more weird though and i thought he was going to go for a Semi-auto …fully automotive knee jerk kaboom….

yep we were in Manchester…

Scale will be out on Feb06 in the UK.
You heard it here first.
Even the concept of time is locked in time therefore rendering logic only applicable to human brains and NOT the universe.
You heard it here first.
Franz Ferdinand are parlour Scots being paraded like poodles for the queen
Off with their heads. Do not cheat the children out of real rebellion.
Buy my records or it might get ugly. 😉