Wednesday, April 30, 2008

MUSIC in the LIFE of cARTer

Please come.
I have photos in the show.
Please bring money (for donation to CAMF).
thank you.

MUSIC in the LIFE of cARTer
May 1st 7-10pm
@ Life in Deep Ellum
2803 Taylor Street

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The highlight of Marfa

From a PR email... clearly a must-see art show:

Former Dallas artist and current Marfa resident, Campbell Bosworth will show over 40 pieces from his current work in painting and sculpture on Saturday, May 3 6-8:30 p.m. at the Janette Kennedy Gallery in Southside at Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar. The reception and exhibition are free. The exhibition continues through May 31. To view the exhibition beyond reception hours, call 214-426-1575 or visit

BORDERLINE GREATNESS features paintings and sculpture depicting images and objects from Marfa and the Far, West Texas border region. Specifically, Bosworth has chosen to focus on the narco-trafficking aspect of the border. The show features oversized sculptures of carved wooden Glock pistols, a six-foot, silver leafed AK-47 and giant tequila bottles.

Living on the border, I've learned people bring their dreams in some form or another to the USA. Every week our local paper has stories of folks being busted with drugs. But behind those stories are real people or families working just to survive, says Bosworth.

Over 100 brick-sized, carved and painted wood 10,000 dollar bundles occupy a corner of the room. It is 1,000,000 million in cash for the lucky.

Bosworth quips, I woke up every morning and told my wife I was going to the studio to make money.

The highlight of the show may be the 10-foot-high, silver-leafed replica of the Marfa Water Tower. In keeping with the theme of the show, Bosworth has painstakingly engineered it to dispense fine tequila.

Bosworth moved to Marfa in 2001 and was represented by the Cidnee Patrick/Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas and is currently represented by the Koelsch Gallery in Houston.

Tequila AND art? Oh, yeah. I'm soooo there.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Old 97s

The guys are on Leno on Thursday.
As in, The Tonight Show.
Set yer TiVOs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tix to Quick's Big Thing

Want tix to Quick's Big Thing on 4/24 @ the Palladium? (see my post on this below) Leave a comment and get free tix. How's that for good stuff? Go!

Please do not put your address in the comments, I'll email you for that. Offer expires 4/18.

Update: yes, ppl won these (thanks for asking). No, I did not publish the comments with their emails.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Graffiti this, baby.

I have a soft spot for creative rebels. Really out-of-the-box screw-the-usual-form artists.

I heart Tony Bones.

I especially heart Banksy.
Isn't he amazing, LOL that's great, and damn, wish I'd thought of that. (and of course, superdamn, wish I had that talent. I don't. Not eeeeeeeven close.)

So, who's your inspiration?
Who's doing the unexpected?

Friday, April 04, 2008

It'll be a Lousy Sunday night - not.

I love Lousy Robot. They've recorded all their albums at Pleasantry Lane studios with Salim Nourallah and now they're coming back through Dallas from New Mexico. They're good friends with John Dufilho (he produced their CDs) so the show should be fun. They're straight-up pure pop goodness. Dark lyrics with fun tunes. Great guys. Tidbit of info: their bassist, Dandee Fleming was (until recently when Lousy Robot took up more time) also bassist for The Dirty Novels, who seem to play a lot of Lollipop Shoppe shows. Their Socyermom Records (guys- I want a T-Shirt!!) release, "Smile Like You Are Somewhere Else" follows their equally obliquely named "The Strange and True Story of Your Life."

They'll be in Austin, Ft. Worth, and Dallas on this tour. Catch them at

Friday, April 11th Troubadour Saloon - Austin TX 503 E 6th.

Saturday, April 12th - Fort Worth TX The Moon Bar 2911 W. Berry St.

Sunday, April 13th - Dallas, TX The Barley House 5612 Yale