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Once upon a time, long ago, I sang in a band. In bars. In the recording studio. I sang. We even made a CD. I made a website for that band and CD so I could share it with you. Enjoy.
I love audio books. I love them on CD. I love them downloaded to my computer. I love that my library has both and in pretty vast quantities. While I sew, draw, crochet or any other number of creative endeavors, I like to be read to. I enjoy it almost more than listening to music while I create. Sometimes I listen to musicians tell their life story and that almost always includes musical snippets.
Right now I am listening to Graham Nash tell me his life story, Wild Tales. It is truly interesting and he is as amusing a reader as he is fine a singer/songwriter. When he mentions a song, he sings it to you acapella. Just like he’s singing in your ear. Just for you.
If you are a Hollies fan, a CSNY fan, a Joni Mitchell fan or just a fan of music in general, you’ll enjoy this. As long as you don’t mind the f-word being used liberally. He does like to use that profane language. Doesn’t bother me, but some may take offense. Be warned. Or not. I’m loving every listen of it.
When it’s April in Texas, that means it is festival time and the bluebonnets are blooming. This weekend alone, there’s the Main Street Art Festival in downtown Fort Worth, there’s a Taco Festival in Deep Ellum, it’s Record Store Day and lots of area shops have free stuff happening, the Bath House at White Rock Lake has the Art Mart, there’s a Guitar Show at Market Hall and best of all, the Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis. I’ve been to all of these one time or another except the Taco Festival, this is the first year for it. A few years back when we went to the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, it was one of those perfect years for blooms, plenty of warmth, sun and rain. I shot a lot of fabulous photos and I’m sharing some those with you now. Get out and have some fun this weekend. Enjoy.
This time next week I’ll be in Austin with my husband Mike, relaxing before his band The Nervebreakers play their 3rd gig at the madness that is SXSW. We’re gonna eat lots, hear tons of great music and sneak in some art appreciation. I’ll have my yarn and hooks with me to try to crochet between the gigs. One thing I’m not going to miss is Flatstock, the rock poster show. I hope to finally meet Strawberry Luna, the queen of posters. Also, I always like to roam South Congress and drop into my favorite shops, especially lusting at all the coolness that is Tesoros.
The main reason for the trip South is The Nervebreakers three gigs, two unofficial, open to the public: 6:15pm Wednesday, 2:00pm Thursday and one big, main, badge holders only 7:00pm Saturday SXSW showcase gig that even the Austin Chronicle recommends. I’ll have my camera along to snap some photographic memories. Rock on.
Come down to the Dallas Arts District Friday night for a fun filled evening of food trucks, live music, museums open late and local art. I’ll have all my critter creations with me so you can get an early start on that holiday shopping. Hope to see your smiling faces there.
My friend Donna in Atlanta sent me her photos of the singer Sia’s concert stage set up from her show there the other night. She knew I’d love it. Crochet everywhere you look. I don’t know much about Sia but I’m going to explore. She has good taste in stage sets. I think I’ve heard her before. I liked her voice. But mostly, I love her choice of crocheted stage decor. (more…)
My husband Mike‘s band The Big Guns is playing this Saturday night in Dallas at Lee Harvey’s, our favorite dive bar. Always a fun time especially when the roller derby girls are having their after bout party as they are this Saturday night. If you live in Dallas or are lucky enough to be visiting, do drop by. You won’t be sorry. Here’s a fun little video of The Big Guns from a few years back for your enjoyment.