I've had this open shelving in the kitchen for a while but never got around to putting a backing board on it until now. I painted it this moody blue/black/grey (I don't know the exact name because I purchased a "mistake" paint). It's a great backdrop for the dishes.
Ending tomorrow (I received the press release a tad late)!
"Bid on more than 50 generously donated pieces of art by world renowned artists."
KATE HARDING ~ Meramec Caverns, Stage Curtain...
"Proceeds from Design on a Dime Art Auction will benefit Housing Works’ newest supportive housing development, the Hull Street Residence. Hull Street is a from-the-ground-up housing development project that will transform a vacant 6,000 sq ft. lot into a beautiful and safe home for 30 single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS."
I don't know how my blog turned into a music blog. I will be mixing in the other arts again (je vous promets), but some of these musical notes just beg to be shared. Marcel and I passed some wild time with the Flamin' Groovies yesterday, and I did a goodly amount of time travelling (set list below).
"One of America's most influential cult bands, the Flamin' Groovies came out of the San Francisco area in 1965 playing greasy, bluesy rock & roll dashed with British Invasion panache in an era dominated by hippie culture." ~ Music Bloodline
We sure cut a rug. Dancing and singing and shouting 'til we were hoarse. Fun night!!!
Santa Cruz was the first stop on their US-Euro tour in support of their soon-to-be-released EP "End of the World". They'll be playing tonight in San Francisco at The Great American Music Hall.
Merci beaucoup guys!
Stay tuned for Marcel's interview with the band :)
Founding member and guitarist Cyril Jordan's site, and guitarist Chris Wilson's site (lots of fun history on Chris's).
Sneek peek off the new EP:
Special thanks to Adam for continuing to bring amazing music to the Crepe Place. Mwah!
My years of the late 1970s into the early 1980s were drenched in these two songs. I played them 'til the grooves were worn down.
(see pinky finger on the mic)
"Tonight's lunar eclipse means that in the next few days you'll have extra power to wake yourself up out of any trance you might be in or to come to attention about some automaton-like part of your psyche. It's a good time to outwit and wriggle free from a bad habit; to deprogram a negative behavior pattern and substitute a positive one." ~ Brezsny, Free Will Astrology
"All of creation is conspiring to shower us with blessings. Life is crazily in love with us ~ brazenly and innocently in love with us. The universe always gives us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it. The winds and the tides are on our side, forever and ever, amen. The fire and the rain are scheming to steal our impossible pain. The sun and the moon and the stars remember our real names, and our ancestors pray for us while we're dreaming. We have guardian angels and thousands of teachers, provocateurs with designs to unleash us, helpers and saviors we can't even imagine, brothers and sisters who want us to blossom. Thanks to them, from whom the blissful blessings flow, we are waking up."