For Esme

The tributes for Esme Barrera continue to blanket the cold that remains after the loss of one of El Paso’s and Austin’s
genuine souls.
Most recently, Ted Leo announced he’d join The Crack Pipes, the Golden Boys and Grape St. for a solo show at Beerland on January 28th. The benefit show will help defray some costs for the Barrera family.

Update: A second benefit show has been announced at Scoot Inn on 1/12.

Esme was well known for her love of mixtapes. The following is one of the last mixes she made and is a prime example of her keen musical taste. The track list is courtesy of

Winterization 2011 - By Esme
Nancy Sinatra - Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time
Marshall Crenshaw - Someday, Someway
Bruce Springsteen - Ain’t Good Enough For You
The Byrds - I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
The Left Banke - What Do You Know
Reigning Sound - The Bells
The Strange Boys - Over the River and Through the Woulds
Jay Reatard - Don’t Let Him Come Back
Joey Ramone - Don’t Worry About Me
Paul Westerberg - Let’s Not Belong Together
Suzi Quatro - If You Can Give Me Love
The Zombies - If It Don't Work Out

Download Winterization 2011: HERE