Sweet Spirit

Texas Standard: April 6, 2017

Marathon: more than a city in west Texas, a description of a drama unfolding at the capitol right now. Also the number of people apprehended at the border hits a 17 year low. History says they’re supposed to be on the rise. What’s up? Some answers from the front lines. And as fears escalate over deportation in Spanish speaking communities, some Texas businesses try adaptation: the new rules of engagement with customers. Also a spike in disability claims in rural America has researchers asking how ya gonna keep em down on the farm, or the ranch. And if internet companies are gonna share your info, what can you do to keep it to yourself? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

This Song: Mark Mothersbaugh // Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen

It’s an extra special, extra long,  SXSW extravanganza episode of This Song!  First Mark Mothersbaugh describes in vivid detail what is was like to see the Beatles for the first time on Ed Sullivan, and how he became the 5th Beatle, at least in his mind.  Then Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen from A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit talk about the the riffs and raw power of Iggy Pop, the songwriting of Regina Spektor how they came to write songs together.

Check out the Mark Mothersbaugh’s Myopia at the Contemporary Austin

Watch Sweet Spirit perform “Baby When I Close My Eyes” live from KUTX on VuHaus

Watch the video for A Giant Dog’s “Sex and Drugs”

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