Monday, January 23, 2017

Ray's annual birthday party-Persian Themed this time! Belly Dancer! Food!

Okay so it's time for some blurry pics and shaky, dark video of Ray's yearly birthday bash from me!
But hey, it's a party and I can't take the time to film it all except with my iPhone...lots of pro pics will be up tomorrow on as it was packed with people with cameras.
This time it was a little classier affair with Persian catered food from around the corner, decorations, a belly dancer, Persian music and of course a fancy cake. Ray really seemed into all this and said it was the best party yet. Considering I walked through a damn hurricane to get there it was wall to wall people. Mainly ones who are local and have been there for decades now which is great. The wind howled and the rain came down while we enjoyed fun entertainment, great food, and a happy and appreciative as always, Ray Alvarez. He said I am still his 8th wife too! Hurrah! So glad this man and the candy store I have been hanging out at since I turned 16 are still around!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Anti Trump rallies and of course the Women's March!

Wow! What a week! As much as I am terrified of Trump and his cronies the turnouts for rallies not only in the states but in Paris, Sweden, Ghana, freaking Antarctica blow my mind! Over 3 million turned out all together! Unreal and so GREAT GREAT GREAT AND TRUMP MUST BE SAD SAD SAD!
So I am busy with guitar lessons and writing lately...those were my New Year Resolutions and to get fit as fuck with abs of steel...and they are all going well. We have a new album that is almost done and our shows with Crumb were great and our sales are nuts! I have been applying for extra work but with these sales since the gig going to the post office to ship our music has been a part time job. This will die down though we did make some connections at the shows with people who want to film us and all kinds of stuff. Sad I  wont see the Crumbs until July now but hey...we will be staying in our new house there this time!
Here are pics from all the protests I went to this week...great signs all over and peaceful and i got hugged a million times and damn it was beautiful not to sound like a hippie! Saw one of my fave artists at the celeb concert that Cher was at which was weird....Ron English is awesome though I am a big fan. Got to hang with him for a bit...But really millions protesting Trump warms the cockles of my cold, black heart. Yay!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Gig pics! Plus gallery opening at David Zwirner for Aline and Robert Crumb!

Ahhh! What a week and it's still going on! Played our two gigs with Crumb and they were both fun as fuck...Jalopy was more packed then I've sever seen it and the gallery was HUGE and filled with all kinds of folks...freaks and rich art dealers alike. There is a live stream of half the gig at the David Zwirner Gallery on their Facebook you can go check that out if you feel like doing so. Don;t know how to link it on here....sound was not so hot but in a space like that how could it be?
But here are some pics...I started to take pics of the art that was up for this Drawn Together show but they never come out good...So I suggest you just go check it out as it's something to see! And no drawings of me eating burgers to be found thank fuck! So many freaks and friends came out I am truly blessed as they say to have such folks around me to support me in my stuff! And to see Crumb of course!
So here's some pics of friends that came and a few of us playing at both gigs and that's all I have time for now. There is a 78 nerd party going on at my place right now...well it's John and Robert here nerding out anyway. So far 2017 is already better than 2016 but for our great trips to France and Portugal during the summer! So happy! Did I mention we had a fancy dinner post show at the Zwirner townhouse and it was the fanciest apt I have ever seen in my life? Good times!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Gigs with R Crumb, Art Exhibit with Robert and Aline!

AHHHH! busy busy busy week! Where DOES the time go? I don't have too much to post about. It's been cold and I got tons of my free SAG screeners in the mail this week so John and I have been watching two movies a night and then practicing during the day. That's been my life for over a week now. Nice that John has a week off! The Crumbs fly in tomorrow and that first pic is an invite to their show Drawn Together at the David Zwirner gallery on the 12th. We have a private show an hour before the door opens at 5pm which is what the second invite is. I got in about five people to it. Then we go to a fancy dinner later with the gallery people. Should be fun and we have a short warm up gig with Crumb at Jalopy Theatre in red hook on the around 9pm. Just a little warm up for us as we haven't played with Crumb since the summer. Our eBay sales are going nuts so the show must be announced somewhere big I think.
Then further down is Shayne on New Years Eve. He refused to wear shoes so his bar hopping didn't happen really. I had fun though and saw a lot of people and got wasted on two glasses of wine.
Then the Trump Save Us sign...yep....sigh...
And my huge cat Delgado looking at our new cat Lottie we are's like a miracle when she comes out like that and lays in her bed...she has been hiding for almost two weeks now. Poor girl. Del is fascinated by her and being so so good. He's the best cat and I am so happy I rescued him from Tulum Mexico where he was slowly dying 12 years ago. Delgado es gordo a hora! And last but NOT least is the annual holiday card the Crumbs send out to their close friends...honored to get them every year and this years takes the cake! Game of Thrones themed! Everyone drew themselves and Sophie not only drew her but also her husband and their 3 adorable kiddies. I love this thing so much!