Friday, July 22, 2016

Anarchestra concert July 26th at 7 pm

Brian Smith wrote another beautiful enlarged essay on Andy aka Alex Ferris and his hand made instruments for the Tucson Weekly this week.

There will be a pop up concert 7 pm on July 26th at 609 S. Vine Avenue in Tucson right next to Roma Imports. suggested donation of $5.

Monday, July 18, 2016

I try and live as poor a life as I can afford

Those that have more then they need should give it to people that dont have enough to eat, sleep, stay healthy and learn.
The world fabric is being torn apart by greed and fear. soon people will no longer stop to contemplate a scene or read a book or newspaper.
allow me to run some photos i have taken the past many weeks.

Audrey with things she bought at Circle K on Broadway

James enjoying a cigar leaning against his Chevy he is storing. after a Saguaro game at Kino stadium

woman at the Tohuna chul swap meet with her new bird

Nadine and Brian take me down to south Tucson

a July 4th selfie at the Saguaros baseball game

Reece with his swag

Sammy in Nogales

Sammy pretending to be a teepee in Saguaro East National Park

the way Melanie King greeted Brian Smith the writer of the article on me in the Tucson Weekly. I felt safer when she did the dishes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I got tomorrow's cover for the Tucson Weekly

story by Brian Smith who also took this shot of Melanie in my kitchen just after greeting Brian

for those out of town, the rticle with a slide show of my work will be online at starting tomorrow.

I'm doing a pop-up talk at Etherton Gallery in Tucson this Saturday 2 to 4 pm. The gallery will have tons of my current photos and vintage photos! The gallery will have my work thru the issue week. ask for Lisa Roden.

if you want to contact me

Sunday, June 5, 2016

"When you hear music, after its over, it's gone, in the air, you can never capture it again"- Eric Dolphy

I am so disappointed that the times have turned the way they have. I thought conservative thinking,  an uptight world, living in fear of what might be, would happen politically. It didnt have to. The nightmare is here and it evolved out of the everyday world.
There is no unpredictability. Everything is prescribed and known already. New behavior is frowned upon. No avante grade that I can see SO I decided to compose musically without knowing anything about music. The last musical instrument I played was a recorder when I was 12.
Thinking of the world of Yves Klein

, the composing of Thelonius Monk

 and the leadership of Mingus

 I invited musicans to meet at dinoland on Oracle where Drachman comes from the east. I would cook (bbq) the corn and chicken (with help from my friends)

and my musical contribution would be the invitation.
Several years ago I had met Melanie King

 on 14th street at the entrance to the 8th avenue subway in NYC. She had just come from her bass clarinet lesson.
Flash forward to her visit. We rented a bass clarient from Chicago instruments. She and Robert Villa read music.

 I invited Sammy after attending her harp recital.

(Sammy at her rehearsal)

I invited Danny (Serge of Love)
to bring his white baritone guitar and moeg synethizer

and Steve Romaniello

to bring his theremin and his girlfriend Karen B to bring her voice. I thought Jorge Rico would bring an instrument

but instead came stoned...Abril was to film the event but came after it started and had to eat. Robert Villa played his violin before running off.
Someone there asked  {"what happened to the music").
It happened. Sporatcally under the bones of a prehistoric whale. Jamie played host

)Melanie does Jamie's portrait)
 and I conducted by inviting.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New local baseball team the is here and I'm shooting food for the S. Antojitos Salvadorenos pupusa restaurant at the Tohono O'odham swap meet

and I am going because it is one of the finest early evening things i know to do. I love the stadium - the old Kino Veterans near Ajo Way. I love the tempo and the price. $6 for seniors. Its family. I sit with friends along the first baseline. very fine. I like the mascot "Sticky".
When they played the Santa Fe team it was good baseball but when they played the Alpine team it was a blow-out victory for the Saguaros and not as interesting.

"Sticky" watche the game

my good friend Bob Campbell is also able to carry on multiple txt communications while watching the game

There is something magnificent old school about being at the baseball park

 a beautifully happy concession worker at the stadium

I've been working with Juan, Maria's son and married to Ruth. His family owns the S. Antojitos Salvadorenos restaurant which is off the south west corner of the parking lot for the Tohono O'odham swap meet. I've been breakfasting there since before I moved to Tucson. Either Danny Vinik, or Darren and Gary introduced me to the swap and I found the restaurant.
I used to shoot food and knick knacks for the front of Vogue magazine so I proposed I shoot the pupusas, etc for photos to put on the wall for people to point at if they want it.

I thought we should do something to get the kids excited ....

"Now you kids behave"

the place is open from 7am to 2:15pm Saturday and Sunday