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Kinky Friedman Birdnapped! Please Help!
Photo by Brian Kanof
Russ Erickson's beloved pal of 16 years, a gorgeous pet macaw named Kinky Friedman, was stolen from his perch in Coral Gables, Florida.
Supporters of Kinky's 2006 gubernatorial campaign will recall the bird gave Kinky a ringing endorsement. We'd really love to see Russ and Kinky reunited immediately.
For more on this story, click here.
Kinky and Dwight: Unstrung Heroes
Photo by Brian Kanof
During Kinky's recent Bi-Polar Tour, his longtime BFF Dwight Yoakam embodied the true Spirit of 76 by showing us who'd get his vote. Then, Kinky shared a different kind of spirit with Dwight: his hot-selling Kinky Friedman's Man in Black Tequila. To enjoy high-resolution images so breathtaking that you'd swear you were just stopping by to buy some mandolin strings and found them offering you a nice bumper sticker, click here.
The Kinkster on a Humid Day?
No, actually it's a 1972 photo of the great radio, film, and television star Vincent Price. Even Doctor Phibes could get a little Kinky.
Get the new Bi-Polar Tour: Live from Woodstock CD at CD Baby now!
And to learn about Jesse Dayton's special appearances with Kinky
in honor of Jesse's new CD, Jesse Sings Kinky, click here!
Kinky Shines at the Lone Star Film Festival
Kinky was on hand at the Third Annual Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth to present the Stephen Bruton Award to the most-deserving Billy Joe Shaver. Check out the photos in our Gallery!
Mojo Gets His Kinky Up!
Or Kinky gets his Mojo up. Either way, everybody's favorite cowpunk Mojo Nixon has recorded what should be (at the very least) the official song of the Republic of Texas: "Kinky Is Everywhere." Click on this link to hear what the bats under the Congress Street Bridge have asked Mojo Nixon to pass on to the rest of the world.
Take it away, MOJO!
Kinky's E-Books: Ready to Download!
Kinky gets digital in a big way with the release of many of his popular whodunnits for Amazon Kindle, a Barnes & Noble Nook, or an Apple iPhone, iPad with iBooks, or iPod Touch
. Visit our brand-Spanking-Watson-new E-Books page
to download your favorites! And just added: Heroes of a Texas Childhood
More titles are on the way—all of them featuring new introductions by the Kinkster. And audio books, read by Kinky himself, will be available soon to brighten up your iPod
or other listening device.
Read the Examiner.com article on Kinky's audio books!
Here is what The Washington Post
says about Kinky's mystery series: "How is this mystery writer different from all other mystery writers? We don't read him to find out what happens next, we read him to find out how far he will far he will go."
Lifesaving Efforts and Successes! This Is Kinky's Lifelong Passion!
Watch Kinky Friedman talk about one of his most important causes, then watch the story of the Utopia Rescue Ranch.
Follow That Jewford!
Will technological wonders never cease? You can now follow Kinky's sidekick, Little Jewford, on Facebook and on Twitter. Stay updated on all sorts of quality-cigar and backwards-piano-playing hijinks courtesy of Señor "You're Welcome, Kinky!" himself!
Go now! Run like the wind!
Illustration by Gary Clement
Kinky was quite tickled by this clever comic history of his life as rendered by Gary Clement
for the May 4th interview that appeared in the Canadian National Post
. Oil vay indeed!
Gasp! Billboard Magazine Dares to Question Kinky!
And as for Politics . . .
Kinky may be finished with politics, but politics may not be finished with Kinky. He continues to be a popular guest on cable news channels, appearing with hosts as diverse as John Seigenthaler
and Bill O’Reilly
, and his regular contributions to Texas Monthly
never fail to take proper shots at the insanity of Texas politics. He also contributes to such national media as The New York Times
, more often than not skewing deserving politicians wherever they may be.
Dedicate These Songs with the Dedicated Kinky Friedman Jukebox!
Want to hear samples of the live Kinky experience? Click here!
Enjoy the dedicated Kinky Friedman jukebox!
Kinky Friedman - Keynote King
Smack in the middle of the political high season, guess who is the most authentic and sought after keynote speaker in Texas? Here's a hint: it's not the hair guy, and it's not the no-hair guy. It's the kinky-hair guy.
That's right, Texas' most in-demand keynote and feature speaker is none other than Kinky Friedman.
With an understanding that all conventions and professional gatherings demand a great kickoff, Kinky brings with him the perfect blend of satire, political humor, hilarious insights into the human condition, and wicked social commentary.
As a media darling, he also brings a very large spotlight to every event. So popular are Kinky's engagements that many top organizations are rebooking him for future events. For more information and bookings, contact Cleve Hattersley
or at 512-873-8925