Indie Proverbs

Saw “A Serious Man” about a month ago and “The Box” last night. The gist of both stories being, basically, humans are fallible but Karma will still get us in the end…heavy underlying religious themes in both. What is with the sudden rash of indie film moral quandry mongering? Actually really enjoyed both films. When… Continue reading Indie Proverbs

La Loteria…

I’ve just randomly discovered that those eerie images one sees on Downtown area folkart matchbooks and wooden ladder games does indeed have a history…You know, the images of “The Mermaid” and “El Diablo” and “El Corazon?” The official name is Loteria and it’s yet another example of wild and uncultivated mythology echoing Appalachian English Folk… Continue reading La Loteria…

Detritus: Giant sucking noise that is poverty edition…

As most of you well know, from recent or current experience, poverty sucks! Because once you’re down, my loves, they keep kicking you, is pretty much how it goes, or whatever. Things that suck the most: 1)The people who are most patient with you and therefore most deserving will invariably get paid last and latest… Continue reading Detritus: Giant sucking noise that is poverty edition…

So, I’m in the running for a door cashier gig at Club Congress…

Who would ever have guessed someday I’d have a job interview that included the question “How would you describe The Sweat Band to someone who’d never heard them?”Or that I’d get a chance to interview with a real live Sand Ruby?Oh, the glamourness of my life… “The punk rock’ll kill you if the government don’t… Continue reading So, I’m in the running for a door cashier gig at Club Congress…

Days Of Thanks And Chaos…

About time I wrote something, I guess…Friday limbo, was playing Nick Cave and Leadbelly and songs from an old lover. Day After Blues, wandering, newspaper brooding in the Dinosaur MacDonalds, bookstore lingering over hot chocoolate and idiot shoppers with my sweet little girls whov’e learned a Tom Waits song. Sarah sings it “remember the girl… Continue reading Days Of Thanks And Chaos…

Things learned whilst researching a song, part 1…

From “Welcome To Leadbelly Homepage: Huddie William Ledbetter was born on January 29, 1885 on the Jeter Plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana. He was the only child of his parents Wesley and Sally. Huddie and his parents moved to Leigh, Texas when he was five and it was there that he became interested in music, encouraged… Continue reading Things learned whilst researching a song, part 1…