A Sign of the Apocalypse? Butthole Surfer Wins “Yard of the Month” Award in Austin

Do NOT set foot on the lawn of Butthole Surfer drummer King Coffey. He works very hard to keep his yard beautiful. In fact, his devotion to landscaping for his home in the Windsor Park neighbourhood of Austin, Texas, has earned him the prestigious “Yard of the Month” award.

A nice manicured lawn…

King Coffey Yard of the Month 1

…a wildflower garden complete with butterflies…

King Coffey Yard of the Month 3

…and even a happy toad.

King Coffey Yard of the Month 2

The full gallery can be found here. Meanwhile, enjoy some Butthole Surfers.

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17 thoughts on “A Sign of the Apocalypse? Butthole Surfer Wins “Yard of the Month” Award in Austin

  • October 14, 2014 at 9:52 pm
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    Korrection Korner:
    – You are welcome to set foot on my yard. In fact, come to the door. Perhaps we’ll have a beer.

    – I do not work very hard on the yard. Planting native plants and letting them do their thing is ultimately easier than trying to maintain a lawn (certainly in Texas).

    – winning a monthly award in a small neighborhood is not “prestigious”. Like cancer, it is inevitable.

    – I have never had a manicure. Nor has my yard.

    – “Who Was in My Room” kind of sucks, tho it seemed like a plausible idea in the 1990s

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    • August 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm
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      w.w.i.m.r…does not kind of suck…it sucks alot, haha…j/k…i think it’s a work of art…that’s just my opinion. and did’nt j.p.j produce that? if so that has alot to do w/the coolness of it as he’s a champ…great freakin’ video as well.

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    • August 26, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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      Dude, if I’m ever in Austin I would love to set foot on your yard and have a beer and maybe hear some BHS stories. You seem cool as hell dude.

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  • November 13, 2015 at 11:18 pm
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    Is that a psychedelic San Pedro cactus next to King Coffey?

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    • March 14, 2016 at 9:44 am
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      That or Peruvian Torch cacti, they both contain mescaline. Would expect it in a Butthole Surfers garden! And a psychedelic toad to boot!

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  • August 27, 2017 at 1:50 am
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    Dear Doug Martsch,
    This could be your yard! I landscape the yard across the street from yours and you have waved at me twice and gave me a thumbs up once. I would be happy to elevate your yard and your resume to this glory.
    Best,
    [email protected]
    Seattle Sustainable Landscapes

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  • August 27, 2017 at 12:13 pm
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    I’ll bring the beer.

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  • August 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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    The one thing I had great success with growing in Austin were flowers. I had a huge Esperanza, pride of Barbados and sienna flowers/plants and more also the Rosemary grows huge. I live in Colorado in the high desert now and have better luck with vegetables than I did in Austin and less insect problems. Flowers grow excellent as well. It’s nice and dry and no fleas (which makes my dog happy) or mosquitoes also no mold in the air and little pollen. Ahhh

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  • August 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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    Kind of hard to surf the Colorado River though ain’t it?

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  • August 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    You understand what Pastоr Johansson told uss on Suunday is that God really likes worshіp.
    Daddy added.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 1:30 am
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    Don’t lick King Coffey’s toads or eat his cactus please

    Awesome lawn for sure BTW

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  • May 20, 2021 at 8:50 am
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    Hi there,

    My name is Sean Doyle and I work for a Television Company based in the UK that specialises in Natural History Documentaries. We are filming a series based on different locations all over the world, and one of our episodes is going to be focussing on a ‘Backyard’ in Texas.

    Ideally we want a typical ‘Backyard’ that instantly an audience knows exactly where you are. Including things like a swimming pool, bushes, BBQ, patio etc. that sort of thing!

    As a renowned Landscape Architect based in Austin, I just wanted to get in touch to see if there were any backyards that spring to mind would work with what I am looking for.

    It would be great to chat with you and any help would be very much appreciated!

    I look forward to hearing back from you,
    Sean Doyle

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  • May 20, 2021 at 9:26 am
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    Afraid not. But as a fan of landscaping projects, I can’t wait to see what you do!

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