Fredy Argir

  • This is our first site update of 2016 and we've added, changed, and tweaked.

  • We now have a separate section for MUSIC that contains a MUSIC PHOTO GALLERY, a live gig SCHEDULE and, of course, our FREE DOWNLOAD section. For the latest in music news, check the NEWS page.

  • The BOOKS section has the latest about the publication of my third novel, THE SUN CODE.

  • The PHOTOGRAPHY section also has a new collection, MINNESOTA 2015, that includes images that I captured in Minnesota in September.

  • This month's blog entry missed deadline but will be added later in the month. It's a review of Lonnie Knight's great new album, "PORTALS." See the NEWS section for more information.

Hello from Lake 505 in beautiful Austin, Texas, and welcome to the newest iteration of This is my personal website and most of the content is written by yours truly.

I used to make music and write songs. I still do, but now I spend time writing books and making photographs as well. And I use two names: Fredy Argir (since 2001) and Fred Argir (before 2000). My creative endeavors over the last fourteen years have been as Fredy. More about my multiple personalities in THE BIO section.

The purpose of this site is to provide a forum for my music and my novels, stories, and poems, so yes, the BOOKS and MUSIC sections are pretty much the ballgame around here.

You may have noticed we have a NEWS section and this area is updated frequently. It has the latest in music, writing, publishing, and photography-related news.  You'll also find info about site developments, 505 activity, imminent projects, and anything deemed newsworthy or even close to relevant by our crackerjack editorial staff.

The READING ROOM is located right below the BOOKS section on the menu and it features excerpts from the books discussed on this site. Although I had reservations about putting up tidbits of writing taken out of context, I gave in.

Editor's Note: If you're new to my writing, I think it's best to start with my most recent stuff and work your way back. As I've aged, I've lightened up. In many ways, the same is true for my songs.

This site is also focused on photographs and images, excuse the unintended pun. The PHOTOGRAPHY section is organized by gallery. Some of them are running collections and are updated on a monthly basis.

A couple of other areas of the site that may be of interest, including THE BIO and BLOG 505. The blog is a collection of articles on a wide variety of topics. Our motto is, "Blog first, ask questions later." You're invited to respond and make your voice heard if you are so inclined.

And regarding THE BIO, the industry-standard, three-paragraph biography is not anyone's favorite literary format but I gave it a shot in the interest of full disclosure. 

We've also included some instrumental music to enhance your browsing experience. The Lake 505 Jukebox is located at the bottom of the red section on every page, and you can adjust the volume of the music there as well. And while we're talking about 505 stuff, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter. You can do that at the top of the red section.

And yes, there is a convenient CONTACT form. A copy of every incoming comment comes to my desk and I reply when appropriate. A good joke is always welcome, too. Or a hot stock tip. If I bought stock. Which I don't. Anymore.

Don't miss the LINKS OF DISTINCTION page. These are in no particular order but could make for some interesting browsing. Which sounds like a grade of livestock feed. "Interesting browsing: For medium to smart cattle."

The last option on the menu is the MUSIC section. Here you'll find the latest in music news, my gig schedule—such as it is—and our free download area, which has been quite popular. Some new titles were added this month.

Welcome again to from our studio on the shady south bank of Lake 505. Make yourself at home and if you don't see what you're looking for, please use the CONTACT form to let us know what's missing. We'll appreciate it.

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