In this week's "I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast," music writer Peter Blackstock sits down with Kimmie Rhodes, a longtime Austin singer/songwriter who recently released a book about her partnership with Joe Gracey, a noted DJ and music producer who lost his ability to speak 30 years before his death in 2011.
In the episode, Kimmie tells Peter what it was like to co-author "Radio Dreams" with Gracey, using a memoir he'd already started as well as letters, emails and other writings he left behind. She also shares a song called "Radio Dreams" that she recently wrote in conjunction with the release of the book.
In our recommendations segment, which we call "A Toast," Statesman executive features editor Sharon Chapman explains why she can't put down Tommy Orange's "There, There," the California-based author's debut novel that was the January book of the month for the Austin360 Book Club. Alyssa Vidales has fallen in love with Poshmark, the online shopping platform that pairs individual clothing sellers with buyers, and Addie Broyles shares her recent discovery of the Hays City Store, a restaurant in western Hays County that serves some of the best chicken fried steak around.
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