Friday, December 6, 2013

The Weekly Skirt Report!

This week has been a hard one both mentally and emotionally. But we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel VERY soon.

So this week I am posting an article to read about knowing when to stop and start paintings. Or anything artistic and have it be presentable or ready to see by the public and not be hurried. And somehow this article can be related to life in general.

Patience is a learned thing not a virtue and it's got to be practiced all the time... So take a minute to read over this and maybe learn a few things from it for your next studio time.

http://burnaway.org/patience-painting/

Then one of my FAVES right now - Devon Allman is hitting the road for about 2 weeks so if you see a date near you - catch him live - very cool guy! Talented beyond measure!



So til next time! Hope you all are behaving for Christmas is around the corner!
SS

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Weekly Skirt Report - comes back!

The Weekly Skirt Report 11/20/2013 

All I know is I have another ghost mouth to feed. 

And all the voice said was, "You work too hard..." 

Song of the Day:  Aberdeen by Kenny Wayne Shepherd. 

I will write more I promise... 

Friday, November 1, 2013

this link could change your perspective on things...


This very important article that takes you into the minds of galleries to show you - you have to be patient, willing to hang around but first and foremost, work at it from all angles.
http://www.artbusiness.com/osoquugalsys.html#.UnI7Qgd-H6I.facebook

Friday, August 30, 2013

Cyril Neville "Magic Honey" CD comes out on Sept 10

We did some promos for it: Stay tuned for some more!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cyril Neville "Magic Honey" cd Sampler

It's sweeter than a Whitman's chocolate sampler...


Monday, August 26, 2013

BRING ON THE HUMP DAY MAGICAL FUNK

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD WILL BE AT THE BLOCKLEY AUGUST 28th

Get a ticket, grab a date and wiggle your way over to hear some groovin' music...
You can get tickets at www.theblockley.com



Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Voice of The Wetlands Event: October 11-13

The Voice of the Wetlands Festival Is Nearing!
October 11-13 in Houma LA 
With Music, Food and Education! 

Come out to this unique group of people who are trying to preserve their land in the eroding area called the Wetlands. This area is struggling to retain their land due to nature and man. This has affected the food chain, wildlife and quality of life. 
For 3 Days, local businesses, musicians, and residents open up the Historical Southdown Grounds in Houma LA for those to enjoy a good time while raising the bar on solutions to preserve the Wetlands.
Local musicians, regional and national acts will on stage performing: Tab Benoit, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Dash Rip Rock and many others. 
Please visit their website: http://www.voiceofthewetlands.org/ and get your travel plans ready! 


Monday, July 22, 2013

The Weekly Skirt Report

(I started to write this awhile ago)

Gut reaction: I decided I needed to bring back my Skirt Report:

".... I need someone a person to talk to
Someone who'd care to love 
Could it be you could it be you..." - Kiss Off - Violent Femmes 

Take 2:
I think some things need to be told, the truth of the matter is that we aren't talking to each other, can you recall the last conversation you had without your thumbs? Have you improved you vocabulary with abbreviations? Do you have a friend that just won't text but always call you in the middle of song and dance on the highway? And it pissed you off cause all you wanted was a chance to veg out? Yeah that one. And now you wish they'd call you. And you know how ATT would waive charges on Mother's Day? Yeah that too.

So when one someone says "gimme this and gimme that" and they don't want to work for it I tend to get guarded with my poker game, not because I don't like you, it's because sometimes you can't show everyone what you got all the time.

It's The Southern Rules of Cooking:
1-never let anyone know your potato salad recipe
2-never let anyone watch you fry chicken.

Apply all this to life. I think all this techie stuff is great and I miss the days of when I was the art director at the Defoor Centre - cause at least that got me in touch with real live creative people. I was touching art, smiling at people's faces and hanging out with the ghosts there. Grumpy old soldiers but still there.

I work in a business where I don't need to be anywhere to be everywhere, the internet killed that. And there are days where it fits just fine.

SO The Weekly Skirt Report is and will always be a spring board of thoughts, places, people and things. SO here's your CD of the day:

Gary Clark, Jr.

Get it.



Loyalty

Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause.

I think of this word alot lately, I think it's been abused and thrown around like a rag doll. The idea of working together for a cause is a good thing - it makes us better people all around. 

Sometimes one can over indulge themselves with how long they've at a job, a house, a spouse and sometimes it's just for show and tell. 

Where does it go, what happens to you? It's hard to tell with the ever changing world of technology and the way we do our business. Musicians are paid to be loyal to a certain brand of guitars and they have to be. Banks are sponsors for alot of things, 10ks, our community events and well, sometimes us customers. 

BUT WHAT DOES IT DO FOR US. 

It depends I think on what it is. "Frank's a loyal customer here, at AT &T" or "Bob's a loyal fan of the Rolling Stones" or my favorite - "No one is going to be loyal to you." that hit hard to me one day. I'd been bending over backwards, waking up at 6AM waiting on texts responses all day til the last minute before I give up it shows up. 

Playing the part of the fool in my mind. 

For what? A pat on the back. 

Nah - a paycheck from someone whom I'd been working for? 

Sure. 

A mere thank you would help. 

Think about the next time when you go to the grocery store, the bank, or pick up the same magazine you'd been loyal to. 

What does it mean. 


Monday, July 8, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Yeah I worry too much

It's like smoking. A bad habit. I get hooked on a song cause I am afraid that I will forget how I love it so much so I play too many times. I wear a tee shirt too many times I am afraid that it will wear out. I eat too many potato chips because I have no control. But I can stop cursing anytime I want.

So where does this leave me.

Well as I was taught, you should care about what people say, but pick and choose from who. I mean the Queen Bully didn't bother me much - oh I WAS HER - sigh. BUT a girl friend? That's a different break down all together.

Loosing sleep, dragging my tail on the floor, writing notes and dropping them in her locker... about how sorry I was... FOR WHAT?

Oh right, not caring about her stupid boyfriend.
Right.
Got it.
Sigh.
So yeah I worry too much and it's the devil's conversation.
I don't want to be a fool or look unprofessional or act immature.

"My mind is on fire. You all have no clue!" I shout. Telling me to stop is like telling a baby not to cry. Easier said than done. I try to do the process of elimination, I talk out loud and cats look at me as if I have lost my mind and I KNOW they are taking notes and stuffing them in the sofa. I will call a friend and talk it and by the time I am at work, I ready for bed.

I've been told I am filling a void. Like smokers do when they quit. Trade cigs for chips. It's all a trade off? Why? We are hooked on trading off, baseball does it so why don't us.
And oh keep a straight face as you do it.

Huh?
Day 4 ain't even over yet.

I think I will write a poem - Idle Worry is the Devil's Conversation.
Watch.




Saturday, February 9, 2013

Go see this awesome Trio tonight

Tonight at the Northside Tavern will be Ike Stubblefield, Grant Green Jr and Duane Trucks playing the only way they know how... good.
show is at 10 and door is $10... easy peasy...
Get out and see these wonderful musicians!