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November 2012


On his first solo album, Denton emcee Pudge Brewer has left the club-thumper, joint-bumper party tracks to his crew, Fab Deuce. One of Those Nights is an urbane, grown-up twist on Brewer’s persona with his crew. It’s not that the record won’t inspire some twerking; It’s that you’ll find One of Those Nights playing while you’re cooking or sneaking in some couch time with a good book. “A lot of the stuff I like, the stuff I’ve pretty much been looking for, I found it,” Brewer says. “This is really the record I’ve been wanting to make since I started doing this.” Story by Lucinda Breeding

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2, and two Denton acts made the cut: poprock artist Andrew Tinker and singer-song>>

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Psychedelic Furs, 7 p.m. $25. Granada Theater. Retox, Regents, Akkolyte, Sin Motivo, Innards, 7 p.m. $6-$8. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. Delta Spirit, Fidlar, 7:30 p.m. $17.50-$25. House of Blues. Blitzen Trapper, Telegraph Canyon, 9 p.m. $13-$16. Dan’s Silverleaf.



Link Chalon, 6 p.m. Free. Banter. Innards, Two Knights, Two Hand Fools, All Dinosaurs, Itto, 7 p.m. $5. J&J’s Pizza. Public Image Ltd, Hello Lover, 7 p.m. $32. Granada Theater. Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. House of Blues. Freak the Mighty, Agent Ribbons, Nevaeh, 9 p.m. $3-$8. Hailey’s Club. Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard, 10 p.m. $10$13. Lola’s.


Band of Heathens, 7 p.m. $20-$27.50. The Kessler. UNT Baroque Orchestra, 8 p.m. Free-$10. Winspear Performance Hall. Keller Williams, 8 p.m. $22-$30. Granada Theater. Helio Sequence, the Ramona Falls, 8 p.m. $13-$16. Dan’s Silverleaf. Mary Walker, Celia Rocha, 9 p.m. $4-$6. Hailey’s Club. Cult of Youth, Black Leather Jesus, 9 p.m. $5-$7. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.



Red Fang, Black Tusk, Lord Dying, 7 p.m. $12-$14. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. UNT Brass Band, 7:30 p.m. Free-$10. Winspear Performance Hall. David Liebe Hart Band, Browningham, New Science Projects, 10 p.m. $8-$11. Dan’s Silverleaf.


Seryn, 9 p.m. Dan’s Silverleaf. Fungi Girls, the Longshots, Oddlots, Street Arabs, DJ Son of Stan, 9 p.m. $5-$9. Lola’s.


Maria Cecilia Rocha, Elisa Petrosky, 8 p.m. Free. Banter. The Matt the Cat Trio with Matt Hillyer, Steve Berg and Arjuna Contreras, 9 p.m. Dan’s Silverleaf. White Denim, 9:30 p.m. $13-$16. Lola’s. Knifight, Moving Castles, Hugh Noble, 9 p.m. $5-$7. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. Electric Vengeance, Top Hat Ted, One Short, 8 p.m. $6$10. Hailey’s Club.

10 Jake Dester, 6 p.m. Free.

MUSIC elsewhere


Yellowcard, the Wonder Years, We Are in the Crowd, 7 p.m. $20-$28. House of Blues. Mister Joe & Friends, Le Not Quite So Hot Klub du Denton, 8 p.m. Free. Banter.

Election Day


County Rexford, 7 p.m. Free. Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub. All Time Low, the Summer Set, Hit the Lights, the Downtown Fiction, 7 p.m. $22-$25. House of Blues. Lights, Arkells, 7 p.m. $16. Granada Theater. UNT Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Free$10. Winspear Performance Hall.

Daylight saving time ends 11 Two Tons Of Steel, Basically

Basie Big Band, 5 p.m. $20. Dan’s Silverleaf. Mayday Parade, the Maine, 7 p.m. $20-$25. House of Blues. With the Punches, I Call Fives, Ederville, They Cried Apollo, Not Half Bad, the Background, 7 p.m. $10-$12. Hailey’s Club.

18 David Choi, Clara C, 7 p.m.

$15-$25. The Kessler. Collective Soul’s Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project, 7 p.m. $24-$42. Granada Theater. School Boy Humor, Consider Me Dead, Boy Epic, Young London, Jacko Suede, Under Dog House, 7 p.m. $12-$15. Hailey’s Club.

25 Linvey, Richard Gilbert,

Tiger By Toe, 9 p.m. $5-$7. Hailey’s Club.


12 Jens Lekman, Taken by

Trees, 7 p.m. $18. Granada Theater. Pete Anderson, 8 p.m. $10. Dan’s Silverleaf.

Veterans Day

19 Matisyahu, the

Constellations, 8 p.m. $25$35. House of Blues.

13 Cold Specks, 10 p.m. $12$15. Dan’s Silverleaf.

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Banter. Cornell Hurd and Friends, 7 p.m. $10. Dan’s Silverleaf. Street Hop, Kick-Door Records, Fab Deuce, Renzo, 9 p.m. $8. Hailey’s Club. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Rayland Baxter, 9 p.m. $25$39.50. House of Blues.

14 Earl Bates’ “Celtic

15 Link Chalon, 6 p.m. Free.

16 Drew Zaremba, 6 p.m.

17 Junior Brown, 7 p.m. $20-

21 County Rexford, 7 p.m.

22 Frontier Brothers, Oh

23 Stage Fright, Denton Does

24 Michelle Shocked, Tiger

Sessions,” 7 p.m. Free. Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub. The Terrestrials, Horse Thief, Henry and the Invisibles, Whiskey Shivers, 8 p.m. Free-$5. Hailey’s Club. Deftones, Scars on Broadway, 8 p.m. $28.75. Palladium Ballroom. Joshua Radin, A Fine Frenzy, Madi Diaz, 9 p.m. $20-$30. House of Blues.

Free. Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub.

Banter. My Empty Phantom, Ash Reiter, 9 p.m. $5-$7. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. Afro Deezy Axe, 10 p.m. The Abbey Underground.

Whitney, 10 p.m. $7-$10. Lola’s.

Thanksgiving Day


Unveiled, Far From Nothing, SIlver Loves Mercury, Burying the Trend, Light the Fire, Like Bridges We Burn, Benjamin Foster, 8 p.m. $8$10. Hailey’s Club. Maria Muldaur, 9 p.m. $18-$30. Dan’s Silverleaf. Knockout, How’s My Driving, Bad Times, 9 p.m. Andy’s Bar. Indian Jewelry, New Fumes, Midnite Society, Strange Towers, 9 p.m. $7-$9. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.


NOVEMBER 2012 MUSIC at Denton venues


28 Earl Bates’ “Celtic

Sessions,” 7 p.m. Free. Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub.

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29 Bettye LaVette, 7 p.m. $25$35. The Kessler. Milkdrive with Danny Barnes and Nick Forster, 9 p.m. $15. Dan’s Silverleaf.

Free. Banter. Glen Phillips, Grant-Lee Phillips, 7 p.m. $15-$20. The Kessler. Asia, 7 p.m. $33. Granada Theater. Opposite Day, David Willingham, 9 p.m. The Abbey Underground. The Wallflowers, 9 p.m. $29.75-$35. Palladium Ballroom. Tim Easton, the Spring Standards, 10 p.m. $7-$10. Dan’s Silverleaf.

the Band, 8 p.m. $10. Dan’s Silverleaf. Blue October, Barcelona, A Silent Film, 8:15 p.m. $28$67.50. House of Blues. Boan, Ssleeperhold, Vulgar Fashion, 9 p.m. $3-$5. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.

$30. The Kessler. Rhett Miller, Gourds, the O’s, 7 p.m. $25. Granada Theater. Rock Lottery Eleven, 9:30 p.m. $15. Dan’s Silverleaf. Great White, Seventh Rize, 9 p.m. $15-$35. House of Blues.

Darrow, 7 p.m. $20-$30. The Kessler. BeerGnomes, the Virgin Wolves, Not Half Bad, Polish Cops, the Nicholsons, 7 p.m. Hailey’s Club. Turnpike Troubadours, Two Tons of Steel, Goodnight Ned, 7 p.m. $16-$20. Granada Theater. Blue October, Barcelona, A Silent Film, 8:15 p.m. $28-$67.50. House of Blues. Eleven Hundred Springs, 10 p.m. Dan’s Silverleaf.

30 Sufjan Stevens X-Mas Singa-long, Sheila Saputo, 7 p.m. (sold out) Granada Theater. Brave Combo, 9:30 p.m. $5-$10. Dan’s Silverleaf.

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ver the past two years, we who came together to form Little d After Dark wondered it aloud. “Hey,” we asked our colleagues, “what ever happened to Rock Lottery?” At one time, Rock Lottery was a highly anticipated event. Musicians who could play multiple instruments cracked their knuckles at the thought of playing with another group of hip, creative musicians. It would happen and every so often, it would spin off happy-hour tales about the blessings of inspiration. We have a feeling it might have created new side projects, too. What is Rock Lottery, you ask? Rock Lottery is fairly straightforward. Here’s how it’s done: 1. Twenty-five hand-picked musicians show up at 10 a.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. 2. Five groups are chosen in a lotterybased selection.


3. The bands scatter. 4. The bands choose a name, and create three to five songs in 12 hours — there is a one-cover-song limit. 5. Bands return to Dan’s to perform their sets. 6. People in the audience — and in the other lottery bands — drink, talk smack and enjoy music made in a day. It’s like a reality television show, but without the staged drama. (OK, maybe not.) Folks, Rock Lottery is back after a fiveyear hiatus. The show is at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Cover is $15. Watch for more information, because this show tends to sell out. And sorry, kids, it’s for ages 21 and older. We’re glad to see this tradition revived, and we’re planning to be there. Bring your A game, musicians. And may the best band win.

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While you’re sipping, listen to these cowboys: Jason Aldean (his blues-tinged guitar riffs are just the thing to get a crowd psyched; with a chart topper like “Take a Ride,” Aldean enjoys a stout motor, a rural landscape and a pretty passenger), Luke Bryan (with rocking rhythms and his ball cap on backward, Bryan understands the autumnal ritual that is the gridiron battle), Ray Wylie Hubbard (legendary Americana man and onetime UNT student who just released a new album, The Grifter’s Hymnal).

Fill a punch bowl with ice (use large chunks instead of cubes, as chunks won’t melt as fast). Pour the ingredients into the bowl using the ratios listed. Stir well. This punch is best served over ice. Have an ice bucket full of ice nearby for your guests to fill their glass before pouring the punch. — recipe via Are you a Cowboys fan? If not, congratulations on all the free time and stress-free Sundays! If so, wipe those tears and whip up this drink that’ll help nurse your wounds, an effusive blend of liquor and neon sports drink. Misery loves company, so invite some of your favorite commiserators over to enjoy your big bowl o’ booze and watch the ’Boys snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.

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n his first solo album, Denton emcee Pudge Brewer has left the club-thumper, joint-bumper party tracks to his crew, Fab Deuce. One of Those Nights is an urbane, grown-up twist on Brewer’s persona with his crew. It’s not that the record won’t inspire some twerking; it’s that you’ll find One of Those Nights playing while you’re cooking or sneaking in some couch time with a good book. “A lot of the stuff I like, the stuff I’ve pretty much been looking for, I found it,” Brewer says. “This is really the record I’ve been wanting to make since I started doing this.” Clocking in at 17 tracks, One of Those Nights, is stitched together with jazzy samples — some Sinatra here, a bit of dialogue by Mark Ruffalo there, and lots of sax hooks. The title track starts with a Rosemary Clooney bit (sped up to that chipmunk-esque pitch) backed by piano circa 1945, before resting a beat and spraying rapid-fire rap to a musical bed of Ol’ Blue Eyes crooning “one of those nights.” A saxophone riff warbles, thanks to digital voodoo. Brewer says Xegesis beatmaker Ritchie Flo made the title beat, as well as 13 other on the albums. “We wanted it to be way underproduced, cutting and pasting almost, but in a creative way,” he says. There are still big promises made about Brewer’s skills between the sheets and references to pot. This is honest hip-hop, after all, but the references are leavened by cool beats, a good-natured sense of humor and Brewer’s optimism. Last year, Brewer released No Sle.EP with San Francisco rapper and fellow Rec League crew member Qm. “There were a lot of party songs, feel-good rap songs on that record,” Brewer says. “This record is more about the downside of being a musician. I call these the hangover songs.” Things do get a little jaded on One of Those Nights. “Pain Pills” is Brewer’s midtempo lament about feeling stalled economically even as his creative current flows steadily. Without a college degree and with a low-wage job, Brewer wonders about the nervous, shiftless feeling that dogs him. >> Continued on 12

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Representing for Denton Local musicians Tinker, Schneider make the cut on label’s compilation record ketable music but need help with marketing and media navigation. Blocker says the label asked for submissions and got more than 60 from he owners of the Dentonbands, some of them from outside the Dallas label Hand Drawn U.S. Records won’t be disapThe compilation’s 14 tracks play like a pointed if the company doesn’t end up survey of North Texas bands and solo flush with cash. artists, with bonus tracks from beyond. What will grind Dustin Blocker’s gears, Fort Worth is well represented by the likes though, would be overlooking a worthy of the Hanna Barbarians, Swindle Boys, emerging band or artist. Endless Sky and Fontanelle. So is Dallas, “I’m not trying to get anything out of with songs by Spookeasy, My Wooden Leg this, money-wise,� says Blocker, who is and Altered States. San Marcos’ Grey Sky better known as the guitarist of the Dallas Symphony made the cut, as did Burleson’s band Exit 380. “We want to work with Derek Larson. Crankshaft and the Gear some great bands. Financial gain isn’t a Grinders are from Anoka, Minn., and duo big deal for us.� Sid Bowden and Joe Turone hail from The company has just released its secHarlow, Great Britain. ond anthology, Hand Drawn Records: A Two Denton acts made the cut: popCompilation — Volume 2, and Blocker rock artist Andrew Tinker and singersays he and co-owner Chris Whitehead songwriter Kelsey Schneider. are getting the hang of scouting bands Tinker opens the album with “I Don’t and choosing acts that have written marMind,� a song that’s heavy on acoustic guitar, brushdrumbeats and a swingy tempo. It straddles country and folk with ease, too. “I’ve always had a country vibe,� Tinker says. “The song form is real straightforward verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus, verse, chorus. I’d done a recording of it before, and when I and my engineer, Jacob, started working on it, it took on a new life.� Tinker is known as a versatile pianist and vocalist who can beat the keys to a 12-bar blues ditty one second and then play poppy piano rock the next. “I played acoustic guitar, which is what I played a lot in my early years and what I started writing songs on. But when you revisit an old song, sometimes you can’t help but take a different musical approach.� Tinker was one of the Andrew Tinker. Courtesy photo few acts on the compila-



tion that didn’t submit songs. “I reached out to Andrew initially,� Blocker says. “I’d heard his name for so long, heard he’s really good, and then I finally saw this video and he was a great live performer. I was really impressed, so I reached out knowing what his music was like. It’s upbeat, it’s not cheesy and it’s got a little pop in it, but it’s hard-driving.� Tinker says the project was low maintenance on his end. “I’d just recorded some tracks that I wasn’t sure what to do with, and when Dustin called, we talked about them and I sent some over to him,� he says. “What

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was great about it was that I just sent it to him and the record label handled it. They >>

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Continued from 10 >> didn’t ask me for any artwork or anything. They just took it, made it and then put it out there. Then they put the shows together. A lot of times, when you’re doing your own project, you finish the recording and then you’re left there wondering, ‘Do I have enough money to make a CD, or do I put it online or what?’ I didn’t have to worry about any of that.” Tinker says being on the compilation means he might pick up some new fans. He’s already discovered some new bands and musicians — including Schneider. “She has a good voice,” he says. “I also liked the second band on the record, Crankshaft. I could tell the playing was above par, and there was some really good piano, which I’m going to notice.” Hand Drawn Records was established in February 2011. Blocker says Exit 380 had been using Whitehead’s now-shuttered Oklahoma City clothing company to produce merchandise. The relationship eventually moved into musical territory, with the pair collaborating on Blocker’s side projects. Hand Drawn Records now works with four bands. The compilation albums grew out of Blocker’s wandering ear. “The first one was [a compilation of

“My thinking was that we would put out an album of bands that are out there doing it and trying to grow a fan base.”

identical. The compilation music by] people we’d has a largely low-fi, indiealready worked with,” rock sound, with My Blocker says. “It was a way Wooden Leg edging closest to take what we were doing to metal with “Jealous and give people an idea of Disco” — at least in the ratwhat the bands we were a-tat bass line and affected, working with sound like.” octave-hopping vocals. The second volume took There are electronic touches, some hunting and gathertoo. Sid Bowden and Joe ing. Turone lay grime-influenced “This one was more a English rap over very indieproject to build something folk songwriting. from a communal sense,” he Blocker says the compilasays. “Fan bases aren’t usutions can introduce the label ally energized to other to future acts it might sign. bands. They go to shows to “It’s hard to want to go see the bands they love, out and sign bands when yeah. But they don’t necesyou don’t know all that sarily just listen to other much about them,” he says. bands or look for them. My “We’re able to make better thinking was that we would choices if we work with put out an album of bands them. that are out there doing it “Some musicians make and trying to grow a fan — Dustin Blocker, base. I was looking for peoco-owner of Hand really good music, but not ple who really get out there Drawn Records only do they not know how to reach out to their friends and market themselves.” or family or their wives, but By dropping the compilathey don’t know how to promote their tion for free on the label’s site, Blocker says music, period. They don’t know how to fans of the bands will hear other acts that talk about their music. We can help them are making similar music. Similar, but not

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Shouldn’t his dedication to music have paid off by now? Instead of being able to write rhymes for a living, Brewer muses, “I guess I didn’t see it/didn’t read it in the fine print/Held me to agreements I never even signed with/Not the type to look for love/she was trying to find it/Stranger to commitments or contentment that’s a sidekick.” And with all the bravado available in hiphop in general, Brewer gets real, seeing himself as that guy: “Everybody loves him/but not a soul desires him,” he raps. “Slave to the work life, pain pills and Vicodin.” In the very next song, “The Grind,” Brewer’s back in love with his craft, even though it has as many flaws as a flesh and blood human. Brewer makes judicious use of guest artists. Unrill takes a verse or two on the title track, a challenge to make this “one of those nights.” You know, something to remember the next time you gather your buddies for beers. Unrill gives us fair warning. Every memorable night is followed by a rough morning. Rapper Quiz drops in for a spin on the kicky, swingy number “Put a Lid on It,” a requisite battle song cheering the skills of our confident hosts. Oft-over-

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looked Denton hip-hop artist Ernie McCrackin and local heavy-hitter AV the Great propel “Cigarettes” through Brewer’s verses about artistic devotion, served up with a fat blunt and beer. “Picking which guests to use, it came down to me actually not being able to fit all of them in,” Brewer says. “There’s one guy, Quiz, living out in Denver but who used to live in Denton. He’s always been one of my favorite people to work with. I hadn’t talked to him in a while, but he called me the week of the deadline [to finish the album] and I just had to make room for him.” One of Those Nights wasn’t finished until the emcee was happy. And Brewer has just one test to determine a song’s appeal and its place on a record. “It’s the repeat factor,” he says. “If I make something I really like, when I burn something and go for a ride in my car and I keep playing it, I know I’ve got something.”


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We don’t know if Brewer was borrowing from the 1954 film Three Coins in the Fountain or if the music and the lyrics just conjure the association. Verses about having a “fistful of pennies” and throwing every last one of them into a dream are backed by the tinkling, jazzy piano of the movie’s era. Brewer shows his gift for clever rhyme in this track. He confesses that he’s not getting anywhere near rich with his rap, but explains that the chump change he does make on it is reinvested in his music. Brewer can be proud on this account: One of Those Nights doesn’t sound like a cheap gamble.

This standout track wasn’t originally part of the album, but good instincts and spot-on collaboration (between Brewer, Ernie McCrackin and Chris “AV the Great” Avant) made it more than a good bet, but a sure thing. A sugary, romantic intro by a torchy songstress turns into a pounding anthem about the self-rolled inspiration that creates infectious rhymes. Sure, they’re thinking more along the lines of hydro than tobacco here, but God bless AV if he doesn’t rip off the songstress’s lament — “While a cigarette was burning/my heart was burning, too/A smoke ring for your finger/I fashioned in the blue” — and reimagine it as the slow burn that heats up both his rage and passion for the hip-hop game.

Denton’s emcees are as big on “honesty” as Denton’s indie rockers. In this albumending track, Brewer indulges in a little uncertainty. He walks through his days with empty pockets and an ever-growing hunger for credibility and success on his own terms: “Blue-collar dollars take a piece of the tips/While all these whitecollar poppas treat me like shit/Mentally I can’t take it/Physically I can’t quit takin’ orders from the man/like I’m Uncle Sam’s bitch.” You too, huh?


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The one with Ross’ sandwich Feeling hungry and nostalgic for Ms. Chanandler Bong? Try this post-Thanksgiving nosh


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hanksgiving is upon us, friends, which means turkey (or tofurkey, or even turducken) and all of our favorite family recipes are all about to come out to play. Mom’s making the stuffing, Dad’s frying the turkey, and aunts and uncles from all around are bringing in the best dang casseroles that Thanksgiving has ever seen. Or so you hope. I don’t know about you, but I generally stay out of the way on big holidays. Since it’s my job to cook large meals on a normal basis, on this day I step aside; my family always seems to have everything pretty well under control. I generally make the cranberry sauce or the cranberry relish on Thanksgiving. (Ahem, this is the real stuff, not the canned, although we also have a plateful of the ridged slices that are so loved by some people.) While I do love the actual meal itself, there is that part of me that prefers the leftovers. Maybe it’s because there is less fuss the second time around; maybe it’s because some dishes are just better as leftovers. Or maybe it’s because I love the old Friends episode where Ross’ Thanksgiving leftover sandwich gets stolen, and he causes a big scene. Note: If you are reading this and are too young to know what Friends is, or you have no idea what I’m referring to, I suggest you Google “Friends, Ross, sandwich” — and thank me later. That in mind, what we have here is Monica’s Moist Maker Turkey Sandwich. It’s pretty amazing, and chock-full of Thanksgiving goodness. Believe me: It’ll be worth your while to make this bad boy after the big game’s over, and you start getting hungry again. ALYSSA JARRELL is an adventurer in the kitchen who enjoys giving her culinary creations to family and friends. Her website is >>


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“Just a sandwich? Look, I am 30 years old, OK. I’m gonna be divorced twice, and I just got evicted. That sandwich was the only good thing going on in my life. Someone ate the only good thing left in my life!” — Ross Gellar, Friends

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Best Darn BBQ in town!

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Monica’s Turkey Sandwich with Moist Maker 3 slices good bread, toasted (you may also substitute leftover dinner rolls) 3 slices canned cranberry sauce 1/2 cup turkey gravy, divided use

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In a shallow bowl or plate, soak a piece of bread in 1/4 cup gravy for 10 minutes. (This is the “moist maker.�) On another piece of bread, layer the turkey, remaining gravy, canned cranberry sauce slices and stuffing. On the third slice of bread, spread the whole cranberry sauce. Sandwich the gravy-soaked bread between the other two pieces.

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Monthly entertainment guide of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

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Monthly entertainment guide of the Denton Record-Chronicle.