A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 25, 2007
“Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things…” (Butch Hancock)

Butch Hancock is a musician who was born in the largely Christian fundamentalist city of Lubbock in 1945. Hancock’s long quote about the town’s Christian values has made t-shirts!


Wikipedia: Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock (IPA: /’ləbək/) is the 10th-largest city in the state of Texas. Located in the northwestern part of the state—a region known historically as the Llano Estacado—it is the county seat of Lubbock County. According to an estimate by the U.S. Census in 2005, the city population was 209,737. The Lubbock metropolitan area, however, has a population of 257,663.

Lubbock’s nickname is the “Hub City” which derives from being the economy, education, and health care hub of a multi-county region commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer. 

Wikipedia: Butch Hancock
Butch Hancock is a country/folk music recording artist and song writer. He was born July 12, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas. Hancock is a member of The Flatlanders along with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Interviews with Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore along with many others of the Lubbock Mafia appear in the film: Lubbock Lights, which was released in 2005. In addition to the more traditional sounds Butch Hancock has infused many different styles in this earlier recordings with artists Alex Coke, Austin Klezmorim’s Bill Averbach, Spyder Johnson, John Hagan, the Squeezetone’s Ponty Bone, and pianist Marcia Ball. 

Atheist Shirts and Atheist Merchandise
“Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things. One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, dirty thing on the face of the earth and you should save it for someone you love.” - Butch Hancock.

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“Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell.  The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth.  And you should save it for someone you love.”—Butch Hancock

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Film Review: “The Education of Shelby Knox”
by Juliet Moser
Issue date: 2/3/05 Section: Sundance Film Festival

“The Education of Shelby Knox” opens with Butch Hancock, guitar player for the Flatlanders, saying, “life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you, and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love.”

Welcome to the home of Shelby Knox, an ambitious teenager who fights for comprehensive, fact-based sex education in the town’s public schools. The audience meets Knox at the age of 13 and watches her evolution from a naïve child into a mature teen.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, November 25, 2007 • Permalink