Daniel Markham, One of DFW's Best Songwriters, Has Found a Way to Pay His Bills with Music, For Now

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Daniel Markham

Daniel Markham, with his shoulder length, straight brown hair and soft-spoken demeanor, is one of those rare breeds of cat who is both incredibly talented at his chosen craft of songwriting and sharply handsome, and were I a little farther toward the middle on the Kinsey scale, I'm sure I'd have a swooning crush on the guy.

He's been in the Denton music scene for a couple of years now, and two months ago in June, he released his fourth album independently, entitled Daniel Markham Ruined My Life. It's a fantastic rock album that steams and boils with the percussive disdain of Lou Barlow and the pristine musical poignancy of the indie mid '90s.


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Cory Patrick Coleman Made Mundane Jobs and His Own Mistakes into One of the Area's Best Folk Albums

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Cory Patrick Coleman

"Once, when I was a teen, I had a mom who had a mom who had a mom..."

Cory Patrick Coleman has a part time gig that he landed a few months ago working for J.C. Penney retouching photos, a job that he shares with King Bucks musician Joe Butcher. Before that, he had a string of jobs, including working for Dillard's for the last four years.

"I probably would have still been there," Coleman said about his last job at Dillards. "You get to that point where you're just kinda, you're wanting to be done with it, but you never do it. I mean, you have to do this to pay for your shit. But you hate it a lot, you know?"

"And she lost her mind in the Spring from the cancer cells that left her frail, a windless sail..."

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Singer Clint Niosi is Grateful for his Boring Job

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Fort Worth singer-songwriter Clint Niosi, 33, works in the basement of a community college library doing on-site tech support and on-call tutoring. This does not sound fascinating, and I quickly see upon taking his invitation to meet him at his job that it really isn't.

For about a half hour I watch him sit at a desk, and that's really all that happens. Some of his coworkers come up to his chair to talk to him, but no students require his assistance during that time. He says that there are really only two times a year that are crazy busy for him, and aside from that, it seems that what I witness of his day job is about as enthralling as it gets.

This week's cover story: The Rock Royalty Behind Denton's Bars

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