Saw the David Byrne Utopia Tour in Mesa Arizona. For those of you that remember, Byrne was founding member of the Talking Heads. Continue reading “Utopia”
Things you don’t talk about at bars: politics and religion.
I talk about both!
Last week I was recovering from the Blue and Brews festival in Apache Junction. This is the second year they have promoted this event. The first year it was behind a local bar… the facilities were not big enough to handle the crowd.
This year the event was held in the newly built Flat Iron Park. Talk to me about the benefits of consumption based (sales) taxes!
I look forward to the annual Mexican Artistry weekend at the Superstition Mountain Museum. Artisans from Oaxaca and Mata Ortiz display their crafts, ranging from pottery, wood-carving and silver work. Liz and I manage to add to our collection every year. Continue reading “Mexican Artistry”
A day of fantasy and binge drinking! Oh, and the Renaissance Festival…
I always look forward to the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. Eight weeks of hell for Gold Canyon residents… but the Ren Faire was there first. As Ded Bob said, when you get to Gold Canyon you realize it is just Apache Junction! Continue reading “Renaissance Festival”
Lost Dutchman Days Parade and Rodeo… Liz was in the parade, so my day was off to an early start.
I dropped her off at the staging area, and then headed to Captain’s for biscuits and gravy, and a Bloody Mary. Captains is only a few hundred feet away from the parade route, how fortunate. Continue reading “Lost Dutchman Days Parade”
I have dabbled in abstract painting. I have even done some realism. Neither style has captured my enthusiasm. I want my paintings to tell a story. Maybe not my story, some some story. I have not seen much abstraction that brings the viewer into a story. Continue reading “Dive Bars and Neighborhood Establishments”
I was raised on country music. We didn’t have a lot of music playing at my house when I was growing up, but when it was, it was Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline. We watched Hee Haw on TV. In black and white.
I was introduced to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson when I lived in Florida. Terry Wayne, Butch and Chuck had this white dodge van that we would cruise the streets of Ocala in, with Waylon and Willie playing on the 8-track. Continue reading “Waylon Jennings”
The Superstition Wilderness is known as some of the most arduous hiking terrain in the United States. In the desert, everything fights back. We no longer have to be wary of Apache raiders, but the mountains still have their own surprises.