Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mixerr Reviews discovers Wade Cave in Austin, Texas.

On the date of October 15, 2017, Michael Mixerr of Mixerr Reviews discovered Wade Cave at Goat Cave Karst Preserve in Austin, Texas while during a caving outing. Wade Cave is one of the many forgotten caves of Austin/Travis County being that Wade Cave is one of the lesser known caves. Not much is known about the history of Wade Cave or the discovery backstory for it.

Wade Cave is difficult to enter group to due to the steep drop inside the cave and not just the steps. Bringing groups will be difficult to due to a steep drop inside the cave. Going in small groups is recommended when touring Wade Cave.

Wade Cave is a cave with a subtle moist environment with a high level of moisture perfect for mosquitoes and bats. Mosquitoes and bats are the natural wildlife that inhabit Wade Cave. The moist environment is a subtle breeding ground ideal for mosquitos among other insects, spiders, flies, and other insects of course. Many insects inhabit Wade Cave as insects inhabit and compromise a huge portion of natural wildlife in the caves of Texas. The caves of Goat Cave Karst Preserve Park are no exception however.

“Upon entering Wade Cave, I felt a sense of moisture the first 20 seconds I was down there. You can feel a sense of moisture down in that particular cave. The moist environment is a subtle breeding ground for mosquitos. I had noticed mosquitos had been swarming over me while I was 20 feet-30 feet into Wade Cave.” said Michael Mixerr.

Apparently Balcones Canyon Preserves is contracting construction of steps into Wade Cave. A staircase with rails is going to be installed sometime in 2017. Construction began August 2017. Rails have been secured around the perimeter of the Wade Cave entrance. Yellow caution tape has been placed. During construction, contractors found out that Wade Cave connects to Goat Cave and Maple Run Cave inside Goat Cave Karst Preserve Park.

A hydrogeological study of Goat Cave, Maple Run Cave, and Wade Cave is anticipated to be completed in 2017.

Pleasant Hill School deemed to be the oldest school in Austin, Texas.

Many historians, news reporters, journalists, writers, and Austin ISD staff can agree that Pleasant Hill School (Pleasant Elementary Hill School) is the oldest school in Austin, Texas. In fact, Pleasant Hill School is one of the oldest public schools in Austin, Texas next to Pease School (Pease Elementary School), Eanes School (Eanes Elementary School), and Austin High School. The Pleasant Hill School is/was both a negro school and a white school.

History of Pleasant Hill School began in 1858 at Onion Creek Lodge #220 (Onion Creek Masonic Lodge #220) as Red Cedar School and later Union School. The Masons discussed the issue of opening their own lodge. The Masons petitioned for their own lodge in 1858. Pleasant Hill School first began inside a small one-room log cabin built from red cedar which was conceived from Bastrop County.

In those days, Pleasant Hill School was a K-12 school teaching 1st grade through 10th grade operating as a 1-10 school. 11th grade was added sometime during the 20th century. From 1858-1935 is when Pleasant Hill School operated in the Onion Creek Lodge.

The log cabin later destroyed by Indians in the fall of 1859. Everything was salvaged by Indians with the building being beyond repair. The building burned. The result of this fire was believed to have been antics by local school children. Exact details as to how the Pleasant Hill School burnt down is still a mystery to this day.

A new building was required to be built. Native white limestone was quarried in from Oak Hill. The stone lodge building was completed in 1860. First floor of the Onion Creek Lodge was used by the Pleasant Hill School and the second floor was used to hold religious services by the Masons, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists by alternating on Sundays. The Masons leased their lodge building to various religious groups and religious organizations over the years.

The Union School House changed name to Pleasant Hill School in 1869. The Mason’s assumed full ownership of the entire building the same year. 1869 was a year that brought forth a lot of changes for the Onion Creek Masonic Lodge and Pleasant Hill School.

Extra additional space was added at a cost of $440 dollars in 1870. 1870 is when more changes were brought forth.

Extra additional space was added at a cost of $770 dollars in 1908. The 1908-1909 school semester saw an increase in enrollment. Austin Public Schools (Austin ISD) began overseeing administrative duties for Pleasant Hill School during this time. 1st grade through 9th grade were taught here. Pleasant Hill School was a 1-9 school. School never went past 10th grade.

In the 1934-1935 school semester, Pleasant Hill School had 28 students. The average daily attendance was 15 students daily. There was one teacher for 28 students. The cost per year was $435. One teacher taught 1st grade through 9th grade for 120 days.

First floor of the Onion Creek Lodge was used by the Pleasant Hill School to educate students until 1935 when the present school building was built and opened. 1935 is when Pleasant Hill moved into a new and improved school building a mile north on Circle S Road. For the school semesters of 1935-1936 and 1936-1937 is when Pleasant Hill School became a 1-9 school teaching 1st grade through 9th grade. After finishing 9th grade, students attended Austin High School in town.

1956 is when Austin ISD took full control over Pleasant Hill School and the Pleasant Hill School District by incorporating and annexing the property around the school. The Pleasant Hill School District lasted from 1953 to 1956. It was never really powerful and did not last long due to the city of Austin annexing that area in 1956. Lifespan and duration of Pleasant Hill School District was short. Pleasant Hill School integrated in 1956.

By 1960 Pleasant Hill School was a known negro school. Despite integration, a majority of the student population was African American. Much of Southeast Austin had a large black population by 1960. Pleasant Hill School was no exception. 1960 is the same year Austin ISD added Kindergarden to the Pleasant Hill School and that is when Pleasant Hill School became a K-9 school.

By 1975, Pleasant Hill School became Pleasant Hill Elementary School and was no longer a 1-9 school that taught grades 1st through 9th as the school had in the past. Pleasant Hill School reformed and was restructured into an elementary school which would become Pleasant Hill Elementary School that grades Kindergarden through 6th.

By 1985 during the 1985-1986 school year, Pleasant Hill School is no longer a negro school or an all-white school. Hispanic students and families had been moving into the area compromising more than 50% of the student population.

By 1989, Hispanic students compromised 50%-65% of the student population for Pleasant Hill Elementary School. A majority of students at this school were Hispanic as of that year.

In May 1992, the Pleasant Hill Elementary School playground was renovated in honor of former kindergarten teacher Jo Ann Hinte through a fund-raising campaign. The school's playground roof was a mere inconvenience.

As of 2017, Pleasant Hill School is the oldest free public school in Texas and is the oldest school in Austin overall. Today the early Pleasant Hill School and school building still stands which is now Onion Creek Masonic Lodge #220.

Hispanic students compromise 85% of the student population for Pleasant Hill Elementary School. A majority of students at this school that are Hispanic come from a Mexican background/ancestry. Hispanic students compromise a majority student population for Pleasant Hill Elementary School as of this time currently.

Coker School history found to be dating back to pre-Civil War era.

The North East ISD (NEISD) 50th Anniversary Newsletter cites “Coker School was in operation prior to the Civil War”. Past records indicate that Coker School clearly existed before 1861.

Early settlers in San Antonio, Texas founded and organized Coker School in 1841. Coker School was never located in a permanent location prior to 1861. According to the NEISD 50th Anniversary Newsletter, “In the early days, school was taught in different parts of the community in order to equalize the distance children had to travel to get to school. “ In 1861 is when Coker School received one-room log cabin that would serve as a school building.

Coker School started out as a co-ed public school that fees were paid by tuition. Parents paid a two dollar tuition to cover the teacher's salary. Students bought their own books. In 1861 is when Coker School became the Coker Common School. Gradually more families moved into the Coker community.

Clarksville School in Austin, Texas long forgotten revisited.

The history of Clarksville School and Clarksville School itself have been long forgotten. Clarksville School has faded away with time away from people’s minds. Clarksville School is one of Austin’s many forgotten institutions from decades ago. Most never really heard or seen the former Clarksville School. Clarksville School was one of the many schools historians never wrote a book about or news stations have either covered.

Clarksville School was an elementary school for African-American students from 1881 to 1964. The Clarksville School was at the location of 1811 West 11th Street, Austin, Texas, US 78703. Clarksville School was zoned to Austin Public Schools (now Austin ISD) during its time of operation.

Basic instruction such as home economics, spelling, history, and literature (reading course) were taught and provided. Spelling was one of the most highly important subjects taught at this school next to their reading courses.

Clarksville School was built as a one-room schoolhouse as a log cabin in 1881 at the location of 1811 West 11th Street in Austin, Texas. The log cabin was built from cedar trees grown in the area. The Clarksville School was a negro school established by Austin Public Schools school board. African American children were taught here.

Clarksville School taught Grades 1st through 7th. From 1881 to 1886 is when Clarksville School conducted classes inside a log cabin. The log cabin school was demolished in 1886. In 1886 the Clarksville School had an enrollment of 27 students.

From 1886 to 1889, Clarksville School conducted classes at the AME Church on 11th Street. Classes were held temporarily in the AME Church for a short period of time. AME Church leased classroom space to Austin Public Schools at the time for Clarksville School and Wheatville School (Wheatville Elementary School).

In 1889, a new log cabin building built from cedar trees grown in the area was constructed. Clarksville School students then moved into the new building in the same year. By 1889, Clarksville School taught Grades 1st through 7th. In 1896 the Clarksville School had an enrollment of 47 students.

In 1900 during the 1900-1901 school year, only grades 1st through 6th were taught at Clarksville School. Students who wanted to continue their junior high school education and high school education were transferred to Kealing Junior High School (now Kealing Middle School) and Anderson High School in East Austin. Some pupils were transferred to Campbell School (now Campbell Elementary School).

The 1900-1901 school year saw an increase of student enrollment at Clarksville School. School improvements to the building and other structures were made during the 1900-1901 school year. Clarksville School operated as a one-room elementary school then.

Clarksville School was the site of the Clarksville Colored School controversy in 1916. One of the earliest public expressions of this sentiment was the Clarksville Colored School controversy in 1916.

A group of white homeowners from the Enfield neighborhood banded together in opposition of the planned construction for a "Colored" elementary school in Clarksville which would become Clarksville Colored School. Clarksville began to shift and the Values of land in the Clarksville neighborhood began to rise in the year of 1916. A number of West Austin's Anglo (white) residents began to voice their opinions that the presence of the African American Clarksville community would devalue their land.

A year prior, the Austin Public Schools school board voted to set aside some money to finance construction for the Clarksville Colored School and the “colored” West Austin Elementary School (West Austin School) that educated African-American students and Hispanic students. West Austin Elementary School served the rapidly expanding Mexican-American population in the area.

Clarksville Colored School was built because of the largest concentration blacks in West Austin in the Clarksville neighborhood. Austin Public Schools reasoned that the new elementary school for African-Americans that lived in West Austin be built in the Clarksville neighborhood.

White West Austin residents opposed the construction of the new elementary school in the Clarksville neighborhood because they reasoned that it would encourage blacks to remain in Clarksville. White West Austin residents thought it best that the school be built in East Austin where the majority of black Austinites lived and where the black high school was located.

In May 1916, the school board voted to allow for the school's construction. The old Clarksville School log cabin was demolished. A wood-frame dwelling that had previously occupied the site was remodeled and enlarged to include 6 classrooms at a cost of about $1,500 as stated in a 1916 news article from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. The new Clarksville School was built as a red brick building. 1916 is when Clarksville School became Clarksville Colored School. Expansion was never really needed because enrollment was at a flat rate.

In 1917 is when the new Clarksville School was built as a red brick building. The school conducted education was not in one room as before. School was conducted in 7 classrooms this time around. Expansion was never really needed because enrollment was at a flat rate.

According to the history article TSHA wrote about the Clarksville neighborhood titled CLARKSVILLE, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY), “In 1918 the Austin school board closed the Clarksville school”

Apparently Austin Public Schools closed down Clarksville School in 1918. Whether or not the school would be temporarily or permanently closed is unknown. How long the school was closed is undetermined. Clarksville children still attended elementary school at West Austin School (West Austin Elementary School). Junior high school students and senior high school students from the neighborhood attended school at Kealing Junior High School and Anderson High School.

From the 1920s to the 1940s, student population never went past 70 pupils. Usually enrollment stayed above 60 or 62. Enrollment was usually at a flat rate most of the time. The student population was 70 in 1940.

Because of the 1954 court ruling of Brown vs the Board of Education that determined that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, Clarksville School closed in 1964 and the children were bussed to the formerly all white Matthews School (Matthews Elementary School). The school building was reported to be in dilapidated condition in 1964. For the 1964-1965 school year, the former Clarksville School building sat in a dilapidated condition almost beyond repair it seems while still extant of course.

The Clarksville School building was moved to O. Henry Junior High School (now O. Henry Middle School) in 1965. The Clarksville School building now serves as an added on addition to O. Henry Middle School now serving as a cafeteria.

The former Clarksville School campus was converted into a park called Clarksville Park in 1966. A pool and basketball court were installed. Playground equipment was brought in by Austin Parks & Recreation. A volleyball court was built next to the basketball courts. Clarksville Park was established for $50,000 dollars.

Today the cement pavilions where Clarksville School campus one stood is now basketball courts. A volleyball court has been since built next to the basketball courts. More improvements have been made to Clarksville Park as of 2016.

All that remains of the Clarksville School are the cement pavilions. Today the Clarksville School legacy lives on as Clarksville Park.Clarksville School was located at the location of 1811 West 11th Street, Austin, Texas, US 78703.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,382

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Damion The Demon Seed - Dear Momma.

Dear Momma was a track Damion The Demon Seed wrote for his mother Brenda Doxie. He tells her sorry for all the drama he’s surely caused. Damion Brown wants to tell his mother he loves her but he doesn’t know how. Dear Momma is surely a heartfelt track. Damion shows us that he’s learned his lessons from the trials and tribulations of his life through trial and error. He knows he’s smart but he doesn’t apply himself in school.

He roams the streets every night and tries to fake it as he were living his life right. His mother worries about him every night wondering when he will come home or not. She thinks about him every night. He always told her he would change. But years later he's out doing the same thang. He is smart but his grades in school reflect so otherwise. (His grades are poor.)

Damion wanted to impress her by making it on his own, but fast money doesn't last too long. The fast money in the streets is tempting him to earn a living illegally otherwise. His grades are poor so he can't get a job. Being a young black male makes things twice as hard. He reconciled his difficulties with his mother at the end of the song.

[The legend of the Dear Momma tape is when 2Pac came to Flint with MC Breed in 1993. It was before a 1993 concert in Michigan that MC Breed took 2Pac to record some tracks at U Be U Studios in Saginaw, Michigan. A lot of rappers from Flint, Michigan came to record tracks at U Be U Studios in Saginaw, Michigan.

2Pac heard Damion The Demon Seed record the song Dear Momma at U Be U Studios for his debut album titled Damion The Demon Seed. 2Pac had liked what he heard after he had heard Damion rapping and Damion’s style of rap. What happened was that 2Pac liked the Dear Momma song so much that he 2Pac bought the master copy off of Damion. Damion The Demon Seed was receptive to the idea only if he were to receive credit and compensation for the written composition along with the DAT tape and reel-to-reel. Of course Damion like the idea. But things didn’t go exactly as how Damion planned.

What really happened was that 2Pac bought the master copy off of Damion and then released his own song "Dear Mama" which of course became a national hit. 2Pac did not give Damion credit for the song. Damion's investor sold the master tape of Dear Momma to 2Pac behind his back. Damion and 2Pac got into a fight backstage about the whole issue during a concert in 1993 which turned into an altercation. So they cut ties.

If you listen to the lyrics of the song Dear Momma, they are very similar in style and sound. MC Breed had connections with U Be U Studios in Saginaw, Michigan and that is how Tupac met Damion and the Skanless Family. MC Breed had connections to the Michigan music scene as well.

Dear Momma was only available on reel-to-reel and DAT tape. An estimated guess of how many copies of this single exists is around 25 to 50 copies. Only those who are/were close to Damion have the reel-to-reels or cassettes of Dear Momma. Such as members of the Skanless Family for instance.]

Damion The Demon Seed is the title track which is pretty self-explanatory. Damion The Demon Seed describes himself as an evil person here. He is struck by difficult decisions. The harmonious angelic chorus is warped and treble is terribly low. Sound quality is disheartened. The acid rap element seems to be prevalent with Damion The Demon Seed.

Damion speaks words of the wicked from the wickedest. He looks in the mirror but is unable to see who’s kicking it. The bodies be hanging, man. Eyeballs are dangling. Damion is having thoughts of strangulation. If Damion strangles you, he’ll tell your family first. So prepare for your death. Death is Damion’s specialty. Damion is ripping out people’s spines from Saginaw to Connecticut. Damion is so fucking wicked he scares his own shadow.

Damion pleads insanity on Damion The Demon Seed. He admits he’s guilty. The harmonious angelic chorus chants his name. Also his rap name is chanted in the chorus. Damion apparently needs the bible.

Apparently Damion is walking the paths of death. He’s loosing his breath. He stole so many souls there’s nothing but zombies left. As Tha Jack would. Apparently Damion is the devil. He speaks so much deep shit. I know. The organ is being played in the church chapel. Damion stabs his next victim. Damion took money from victim. Now police are looking for Damion. No witness will tell the story. Damion is hellhound. You and I know he’s out of his mind. He needs a new one. Now Damion will burn a couple of candles and mix the spell. His mind is deeper than the fiery pits of hell.

[A demon seed is the spawn of the devil. A demon seed is the spawn of all evil. The child of a demon is known as a demon. Latin term for 'demon seed' is 'seedus demonus'. Think of a child that's conceived through unwanted intercourse resulting in an unplanned pregnancy. An unwanted child rather to be exact.]

I rate this single, Dear Momma, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,381

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review Kaskade - Strobelite Seduction (2016 digital download version).

Kaskade from Utah released a deep house styled album in 2008. The Strobelite Seduction album was released digitally as a digital download on iTunes, emusic, Pandora, and other online music stores in 2016. The house music for this album is deep house. Strobelite Seduction can be considered as a deep house album and a dance music album due to its upbeat vibrance.

Its upbeat vibrance makes Strobelite Seduction sound similar to dance music album at times with certain songs such as Step one two, Pose, Move for Me, Back on You, Pose, Borrowed Theme, One Heart, and Angel on My Shoulder. Seduction can be considered and regarded as a Kaskade classic by fans of Kaskade, dance music, and electronic music.

Pose is a bass driven styled deep house music song. The song itself relies on a bass ridden presence heavily. Synths are quite lively on this deep house song. In some parts of the song, samples of 8-bit distortion are used. Pose is quite lively at times.

Primarily overall, the song Pose relies heavily on the presence of heavy bass and deep house electronic synths. The presence of bass used sets the song Pose apart from all the other songs off the Strobelite Seduction album.

Your love is black starts off with a violin ensemble at the beginning. Your love is black is where things start to calm down as Your love is black is a song that calms the whole mood down for the album. The song Your love is black is perfect for calming down the albums mood for the entire album.

The female vocals used on Your love is black are angelic and perfect for calming down the albums mood. Kaskade is a genius for such an idea. The acoustics accompany the beats. Everything accompanies each other on this Kaskade song.

Move for Me with Deadmau5 is a highly vibrant deep house styled song perfect for the dance floor. The beats are vibrant as well. Electronic production inside Move for Me does shimmer but not with distortion. For some reason, Move for Me has a soulful sound. The song is of decent caliber. It’s another night out on the dance floor for both Kaskade and Deadmau5. The Deadmau5/Kaskade collaboration was a genius idea. Deadmau5/Kaskade collaborations need to happen more often.

Angel on My Shoulder is where things start to pick up on this album. The volume is suddenly set to higher level without warning. Angel on my shoulder is another highly vibrant deep house styled song perfect for the dance floor. The female vocals on Angel on my shoulder both angelic and breathtaking. Angel on my shoulder is a breath of fresh air from the shitty EDM music of today. House music fans will appreciate this deep house styled song.

Back on You samples the soulful song I’ll Be Around in a deep house styled manner with fresh updated electronic production found inside house music. The song shimmers with 8-bit distortion in some parts of the song similar to Step one two. Overall Back on you partially relies on 8-bit distortion sound.

Step one two is a perfect dance song whether you are a fan of house music or not. Fans of dance music truly genuinely enjoy Step one two. The song shimmers with 8-bit distortion in some parts of the song. Step one two is another vibrant upbeat deep house song.

The song I Remember is a slightly calm song where things start to calm down despite its fast paced BPM. Its fast paced BPM make the song I Remember an upbeat dance music styled house song. Of course the deep house element is still present inside of this song. Upbeat dance music meets calm ambient electronic music on the song I Remember.

Borrowed Theme is where things start to calm down. Borrowed theme is a song that calms the whole mood down for the album despite its fast paced BPM. The song is perfect for calming down the albums mood for the entire album. The female vocals used on Borrowed theme are angelic perfect for calming down the albums mood. Kaskade is a genius for such an idea.

The song I'll Never Dream relies primarily on electronic synths that you will surely find in deep house styled music or house music in general. The song I'll Never Dream is an upbeat dance music styled house song of course. I'll Never Dream get sentimental by going down memory lane.

One Heart is where things start to pick up again. The song One Heart heavily relies on beats, electronic music, and dance music from its upbeat mood and vibrant sound. The song One Heart heavily relies on percussion overall. Kaskade never fails to impress with songs such as Move for Me, Back on You, Pose, Borrowed Theme, Step one two, and Angel on My Shoulder.

I rate this album, Strobelite Seduction (2016 digital download version), 5/5*****!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,380

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will write an album review on Lil Hawk - Red Pagez.

Lil Hawk finally released an album after all these years! And no, this is not the Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood album that circulated via CD-r in the hoods of Inglewood and LA back in 1997. The album was released digitally online in October 2016 by Upset Records and Red Pagez Ent. (And on CD from rapbay.com.) The Red Pagez album is a collection of tracks that were recorded from 1994-2014 during his time as a solo artist and during his time signed onto Dangerous Records which was 1994-1999. Some of those tracks were recorded from 1994-1999 before Lil Hawk caught his murder case which landed him in jail on April of 1999.

These tracks were from his albums Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood and the Lil Hawk self-titled solo album which was supposed be to all solo tracks by Lil Hawk only. Physical copies of this album exist, but the Red Pagez album was intended to be a digital album available online only. Physical copies of this album can be purchased on rapbay.com however. Denver, Colorado based label Upset Records oversaw the responsibilities of marketing this Lil Hawk album towards the digital market online.

Some of the sound and production is not up top notch thrifty state-of-the-art recording standards. Lil Hawk did record some tracks on a 4-track cassette recorder connected to a mono speaker which is why the vocals are lower than the music on some tracks.

Ironically Tweedy Bird Loc and Dangerous Records ad nothing to do with this release nor was the album released by Dangerous Records. Despite Tweedy Bird Loc, J Stank, Leroy Dukes, QLuso, and Ronnie Ron producing some of the tracks, neither parties involved had any say in the matter of whether or not the Red Pagez album would be released or not.

Red Rida is a self-explanatory track about Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood himself. Lil Hawk gets self-explanatory and autobiographical on Red Rida. Red Rida was most likely recorded in 2002 since it has that new school rap sound.

Murda Flo pays tribute fallen late rapper B Brazy of Damu Ridas. Sound clips of B Brazy from the documentary War Stories which was released on DVD in the 1990s. on that intro LIP B Brazy

Inglewood Barz is a Lil Hawk freestyle rap track that has that classic Dangerous Records sound with hard heavy hitting bass that will surely rattle your speakers! Level for bass is quite heavy. The treble inside his vocals are quite noticeable as Inglewood Barz was recorded in 1997 on a 4-track cassette recorder connected to a mono speaker which is why the vocals are lower than the music.

The electronic synths and new school rap sound on My Shit Bang do not suit Lil Hawk at all. My Shit Bang is more of a “hit or miss” type of track. The treble inside his vocals are quite as his vocals could have been mastered better. Treble stands as a highlight out the most here.

Westside Moment is a hood classic to some. However you can’t help but feel something is off when you listen to Westside Moment. Lil Hawk’s flow does not match up the tempo on Westside Moment. He raps way too fast in such a rapid pace that his lyrics do not match up with the mid tempo beats. However don’t let that deter you away from listening to the track. Lil Hawk is still hard with it. Westside Moment was probably recorded sometime during 1994-1999.

Red Pagez is a 4/5**** album!  Lil Hawk the Inglewood legend returns with the real gangsta shit on this album. The album has that classic Dangerous Records sound on top of that new school rap school. However most of the tracks retain a new school rap sound rather than the classic Dangerous Records sound Lil Hawk fans among others would expect to hear. The weak tracks on this album are My Shit Bang, Broke Bitchez, Tha Weed, N Tha Hood, Westside Moment, and Tha Niggaz I Kno. Trap beats do not suite Lil Hawk at all. Period. The old school rap sound suites Lil Hawk best.

Other than that, Lil Hawk should do a sequel album to this album called Red Pagez 2 which would be appropriate for a follow-up album to this album. That would be brehsive! A sequel album called Red Pagez 2 from Lil Hawk should be released.

I rate this album, Red Pagez, 4/5****!

Monday, October 9, 2017

SH 45 construction in Southwest Austin expected to face delays until 2019 revisited.

The ongoing SH 45 construction in Southwest Austin is expected to be facing delays until 2019 to budget cuts enacted by the Texas State Legislature. The set completion date of the SH 45 (State Highway 45) remains the same as the SH 45 in Southwest Austin will open to the public in 2019. By 2019, construction will have been completed and the highway will be functional by then. Going both directions westbound and eastbound, SH 45 will merge regular lanes on Mopac Highway (Loop 1).

Construction on SH 45 alongside Mopac has been rather moving at a sluggish pace. Progress remains slow as usual. Rain weather from previous months in 2017 have delayed construction for SH 45. Mainly it was the rain weather from May delayed construction the most. Other factors have delayed construction for SH 45.

Various acres of land property have been purchased from several landowners in Southwest Austin by imminent domain enacted by City of Austin and TXDOT over the course 20 years. Several landowners had complained 2 decades earlier about how there will be too much traffic and noise complaints if there were to be a highway in Southwest Austin separating the neighborhoods of Circle C, Meridian, and Esquel apart from each other.

The southwest portion SH 45 is going to be connected to FM 1626 less than 2 miles north of the small town of Hays, Texas. SH 45 is expected to connect to I 35 and the southeast portion of SH 45. The latest SH 45 is expected be completed by the year 2019. SH 45 is a west-east highway in Austin, Texas.

DJ Snake bass test tones can help equalize balance in your speakers.

Did you know that DJ Snake bass test tones can help equalize balance in your speakers? Well if you purchased his newly remastered state-of-the-art digital download album of his Turnt Up Bass Classics album that was released on iTunes back in 2016, then you will know what I am talking about. For instance songs such as How Low, Moments in Bass, and Frequency use a 26 Hz bass test tone that will surely clear and equalize your speakers.

Bandit Cave in Rollingwood rediscovered by Mixerr Reviews!

Rollingwood boasts many caves and Bandit’s Cave is one of them. One of Rollingwood’s most unique features is Bandit’s Cave. Bandit Cave is 440 feet long with a depth of 10 feet. The cave has 2 entrances with one of the entrances being a walk-in entrance. The cave has standing room in it. A crawlway exited at Lake Austin in the cliffs above Redbud Isle. Bandit Cave was wired for lighting.

Bandit Cave in Rollingwood, Texas has been around since at least 1840 and the cave has most definitely existed before the Texas Revolution. The cave does not show up on the 1839 City of Austin topographic map prepared and laid out by city planner/architect Ed Waller.

History of Bandit Cave in Rollingwood, Texas has been long forgotten and has faded away from time and people’s minds. Only longtime citizens of West Lake Hills, Austin, Rollingwood, Travis County, and the Eanes area know about the history of Bandit Cave. Bandit Cave is one of the many forgotten caves of Austin and Travis County. Bandit Cave is located in a vacant lot at the intersection of Riley Road & Pickwick Lane in Rollingwood, Texas.

Over the years, Bandit Cave has through different hands of ownership from various homeowners who purchased the property. Col. Charles M. Crawford and his wife owned Bandit Cave from 1840 through the Civil War. Cecil Johnson and Cecil Johnson Jr. owned much of the land through much of the early 20th century. Lillian Crider owned the land from the 1950s onto 1971.

Bandit Cave has gone under many sets of different names and alternate aliases over the years such as.: Bandit’s Cave, Rollingwood Cave, and Amend’s Cave. Bandit Cave is most commonly known as “Bandit Cave” or simply as “Bandit’s Cave”. To Rollingwood residents this is known as “Rollingwood Cave”.

The cave called Bandit Cave was first owned by ranch owner Col. Charles M. Crawford who moved to Austin in 1840. Col. Charles M. Crawford and his wife owned the Texas Chinchilla Ranch from 1840 to the time of their deaths. On the Texas Chinchilla Ranch property was Bandit Cave.

Bandit's Cave was reputed to have been the hideout of a gang who robbed the Texas Treasury of $17,000 in 1860. The treasury was $17,000 worth of gold and silver coins located in the cave. The bandits were never caught and the loot was not recovered.

During the Civil War is when Bandit Cave became a hideout for bandits and outlaws on the run. The cave served as a hideout for bandits during the Civil War. After the Civil War is the hideout became more or less abandoned. Original entrances were filled with cement.

In 1900, the property was sold via a gift claim deed and a warranty deed to former well-known West Lake Hills resident Cecil Johnson. 1900 is when Cecil Johnson built his Johnson Ranch on the property where Bandit Cave was. After Cecil Johnson passed, a gift deed was deeded to Cecil Johnson Jr. and ownership was transferred to him. From 1900 to 1940 is when Cecil Johnson Jr. owned the land where Bandit Cave was. The Johnson Ranch continued to operated there until the land was sold.

Cecil Johnson Jr. sold the land and cave to a Dr. L. L. Amend in 1940. Dr. L. L. Amend was a chiropractor whom had owned the land property and Bandit Cave from 1940 to 1950. Dr. L. L. Amend discovered the cave in 1942.

Rollingwood resident Lilian Crider bought the property of where Bandit Cave was located in 1950 from a Dr. L. L. Amend. Many relics from her antiquities store on Barton Springs Road were preserved inside Bandit Cave. She gave tours of Bandit Cave to many local residents and citizens for many years. Lillian Crider also shared the cave with the Rollingwood community as well.

Lilian Crider and her husband used wind from Bandit Cave to provide air condition from their home. (As cited from an October 1952 news article from the Austin American-Statesman titled “Pair to Use Cave Wind to Air Condition Home.”.)

In the 1960s, neighborhood mothers decorated the cave for Halloween trick-or-treating for the neighborhood children. Rollingwood Women’s Club made it a tradition to hold Halloween parties inside Bandit Cave annually. Each Halloween is when Bandit Cave was opened to the Rollingwood Women’s Club. Pumpkin decorating contests were held in Bandits Cave. The cave was used for neighborhood parties also. 

Lillian Crider sold the property to Velma Shurtleff in 1971 where they continued the tradition of the Rollingwood Women’s Club to hold Halloween parties for the neighborhood children until 1988. Prior to 1988 the Rollingwood community held Halloween parties in Bandit Cave. That all came to an abrupt halt in the year 1988 for fear out of vandalism attacks.

In 1988, the property was sold to a man named Dan McNamara who sealed Bandit Cave sealed shut with an iron door for fear out of vandalism attacks that could possibly occur. The iron door to the entrance of Bandit Cave is sealed shut on both sides. Dan McNamara was under pressure to continue this tradition after acquiring the land from prior owner Velma Shurtleff. He resisted of course. 

Dan McNamara is very protective of Bandit Cave. He has not even let biologists into his cave to study the biology inside of this cave. There are digging leads in the cave, but the diggers gave up after several attempts hitting limestone.

Freddie Poer from texascavers.com claimed that Bandit Cave was turned into neighborhood yard waste dump back in 2009. However that claim was false. Bandit Cave WAS NEVER a neighborhood yard waste. As of 2009 a new fence has been covered around the property. There are no trespassing signs!

Today Bandit Cave belongs to a man named Dan McNamara who wishes to preserve the cave itself. Bandit’s Cave is privately-owned today and off limits to the public. Dan McNamara is very protective of Bandit Cave. The land and Bandit Cave are still owned by Dan McNamara.

Bandit Cave is located in a vacant lot at the intersection of Riley Road & Pickwick Lane, Rollingwood, Texas, US 78746.