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Ball of Wax 49 Songs: The Ex-Optimists – “DeSoto Down”

From College Station, Texas, The Ex-Optimists know how to plow into a power pop tune. Somehow I’d forgotten that the father of power pop, Buddy Holly, honed his craft in Texas. For this revved up rock tune, there’s a hint … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 35 Songs: The Ex-Optimists – “Let’s Go to Sleep and Dream”

Former Seattleite and now apparent founding father of College Station, Texas’s rock and roll scene Kelly Minnis (also, in full disclosure, first drummer in my band The Luna Moth and onetime sometime hitter of skins in my other band The … Continue reading

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