Austin PBS recently moved the show “Austin City Limits” to new digs and decided to auction 20 panels of the original set to raise money for the station. The large 8′ x 8′ panel depicting the capitol drew the highest bid – $80,050.
Less desirable panels sold in the two to three thousand range. A former “Austin City Limits” crew member, Robert Moorhead, posted about his panel on social media.
“My kids went in together and bought this section of the original Austin City Limits set at auction. I’m exceedingly proud of this thing. 2 circuits of lights, a dimmer and a switch. This is set piece #4. So it was camera left of the stage at about the 9:00 o’clock position, relative to the stage so I flew in front of this piece every show for years running the old MGM crane.”
It’s hard to choose, but my all-time favorite ACL performance would be Leonard Cohen as he kicked off his “I’m Your Man” tour, recorded on Halloween night in 1988 and first broadcast in 1989.
Thought in Memory of Thomas Brown
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”Joseph Campbell