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2007 Stories by Alex Weir

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  • Tabla for Two, Please

    published November 7, 2007

    A Beatle-freak kid asks for a copy of George Harrison’s The Concert for Bangladesh for his sixteenth birthday. He discovers he loves... More >>

  • To Market!

    published August 29, 2007

    It’s nice to see the family farmer getting some respect. Musicians, such as John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young, and writers, such... More >>

  • Don’t Pass on Grass

    published August 15, 2007

    As good as beef is, it begins to get a whole lot less tasty once you explore the real-life ramifications of buying it. Our industrialized... More >>

  • On the Road

    published June 20, 2007

    Maybe, like us, you’ve always wanted to drive coast-to-coast across the USA, but you lack the time -- and the gas money. If so, steer your RV... More >>

  • Walk the Walk

    published May 23, 2007

    Everyone who thinks running is overrated and walking underrated, wave your Adidas in the air. (Well, take ´em off first.) Now, put your... More >>

  • The Sunshine Is Out Tonight

    published May 16, 2007

    Haven’t seen Little Miss Sunshine? For not much more than a DVD rental fee, you can enjoy the film on a big screen tonight at... More >>

  • He's a Fuel for the City

    published April 4, 2007

    Are the odds stacked too high against us in St. Louis? (Public schools, crime stats — you know the score.) Thankfully, there are enough... More >>

  • Love Him Now

    published March 14, 2007

    If playing rock & roll well is difficult enough, writing well about rock might be harder. Good rock-music writing is nearly always the province of... More >>

  • What's Hotter than Hott? Torrid.

    published February 28, 2007

    There's something about the catwalk: all those beautiful clothes; the sashaying, silken legs; the astringent zing! of foundation applied to... More >>

  • Hump-Day Happy Hour

    published February 7, 2007

    The brothers Gibb put it plainly: You should be dancin'. That's sage counsel, so meet up at Finale Music & Dining (8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton;... More >>

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