Greg Abbott weighed in Thursday with a letter to the Texas State Guard that read in part, "During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed." By the end of the week, several national news outlets had picked up the story - it even came up in a White House press briefing on Wednesday, when press secretary Josh Earnest said of Abbott, "I have no idea what he's thinking" - which reminded us of Boondogs
' "What was On Your Mind."
Max's artist roster reads like a who's who of both accomplished and up-and-coming Arkansas bands: American Princes, Big Cats, Big Silver, Boondogs, Chinese Girls, Il Libertina, Kevin Kerby, Sugar & the Raw and others.
It meant that Sugar & the Raw's "Translucent," the Boondogs' "Fever Dreams," Kevin Kerby's "Secret Songs of All Night Radio Shows," the Big Cats' "Worrisome Blues," and other records that had been stocked on shelves at Anthro-pop and other local independent record stores were suddenly available at national retail chains.
Max Recordings, an independent record label in Little Rock that boasts a roster of rockers that includes the American Princes, Kevin Kerby and the Boondogs
, will mark its fifth anniversary in May.