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In the week when world music lost the great David Bowie, and of course Austin led the way to cool, we lost one of our own superstars: Paul Ray passed on.

Paul was there at One Knite, Paul was there at Soap Creek, Paul hired Stevie Vaughn, Paul founded and ran the voice of Austin Saturday night sound: "Twine Time".

I never met him beyond being in the audience at every stop along the way. It's funny looking back how The Cobras seemed more like a lounge act at the time. You wanted to go to Soap Creek anyway and they were always there.

Paul's passing just shows how hard it is to recognize history in the making.