Pics, sound, & art from the 1960's Texas music scene of psych/garage.

13th Floor Elevators

13th Floor Elevators

The Sixpentz at the Living Eye, 1493 Silber Road, in 1966, Houston.

The Sixpentz at the Living Eye, 1493 Silber Road, in 1966, Houston.

Once again, pre- Moving Sidewalks, The Coachmen - Mike Frazier, Billy Gibbons, Virgil Harris and V.E. Harris - Houston 1965.

Once again, pre- Moving Sidewalks, The Coachmen - Mike Frazier, Billy Gibbons, Virgil Harris and V.E. Harris - Houston 1965.

This is Billy Gibbons even before the Moving Sidewalks with his band the Coachmen in 1965.  V.E. Harris and Virgil Harris are also pictured.  

This is Billy Gibbons even before the Moving Sidewalks with his band the Coachmen in 1965.  V.E. Harris and Virgil Harris are also pictured.  

Moving Sidewalks, earliest known photo, at the Catacombs in Houston, on or before Oct 1966, Billy Gibbons and his White Fender Jazzmaster, and Dan Mitchell on drums.

Moving Sidewalks, earliest known photo, at the Catacombs in Houston, on or before Oct 1966, Billy Gibbons and his White Fender Jazzmaster, and Dan Mitchell on drums.

I know this is off topic for the blog, but JJ Watt’s pick 6 interception is too awesome not to post.

13th Floor Elevators play the Catacombs, Houston, 1967.  Roky and John Ike shown here.

13th Floor Elevators play the Catacombs, Houston, 1967.  Roky and John Ike shown here.

There can be no love without justice. Until we live in a culture that not only respects but also upholds basic civil rights for children, most children will not know love. In our culture the private family dwelling is the one institutionalized sphere of power that can easily be autocratic and fascistic. As absolute rulers, parents can usually decide without any intervention what is best for their children. If children’s rights are taken away in any domestic household, they have no legal recourse. Unlike women who can organize to protest sexist domination, demanding both equal rights and justice, children can only rely on well-meaning adults to assist them if they are being exploited and oppressed in the home. We all know that, irrespective of class or race, other adults rarely intervene to question or challenge what their peers are doing with ‘their’ children.

(Source: isupportyouthrights)

Off topic, but i had to post JJ Watt’s touchdown reception as an eligible receiver on offense for the Texans. Is there anything this man can’t do?

Off topic, but i had to post JJ Watt’s touchdown reception as an eligible receiver on offense for the Texans. Is there anything this man can’t do?

It’s a moo point.

It’s a moo point.