February 27, 2008
February 26, 2008
February 25, 2008
This weekend proved to be very exhausting yet exciting, with every gig the last 3 days requiring a certain vibe to the event, I, with my "roadie" Chip embarked on a journey through the cobbled streets of La Villita for the surprise Birthday party for the wife of a very prominent businessman, who owns several restaurants on the riverwalk. We were welcomed as guests and celebrated along with the fun crowd that danced almost all night with the birthday girl looking Smashing @ 50.
On Saturday, I was at the Jive Refried Vintage store, spinning new music from Besnard Lakes, Goldfrapp, Moldy Peaches mashed with 2001:Space Odyssey:music from the soundtrack, a worthwhile expierment that attracted attention from customers entering Rosario's a Popular mexican restuarant and not understanding what i was playing , in the first place,. Odd stares and several curiosity looks later, a few "southtowners" and friends who read this blog did make a stop to indulge in tequila and turtles.
And Sunday was the Tea Dance fundrasier for SAAF's Webb party at SOHO martini bar,
This being a all disco format music with a slant toward underground classics, just what i never get to play. Dust off those 12-inch vinyl extended mixes, I DID.!
Yet this crowd was so receptive of this genre that it brought people to the dj table to let me know that it had been 20 years since hearing some these songs and the memory floods were making them dance. It did help that the martini's were flowing "free" and everyone including me was indulging. I love apple martini's! The event was to end right as the telecast of the Academy awards was set to begin, BUT, as always ,
everyone was having such a great time that they asked me to extend the party for another hour.
Sure, at this point, several martini's later, I was also on the dance floor shaking my groove thing
My assistant Chip ended up finishing the set, and breaking down the equipment.
Then, I GOT A TICKET, for parking in a loading and unloading zone. I love Martini's.....not ticket fines.
February 21, 2008
Some new art work created last week, It is a series of miniture furniture. titled: Snare Pad-Miniture Furniture.
Based on break-ups gone crazy and nesting. All furniture is wrapped with wire and hemp, to keep out the jealous x-lover , all the while birds are drawn to the "art" to nest and start anew from the chaos.
February 19, 2008
On Valentine's day, I spun @ Franco Mondini Ruiz's art opening at SoHo, an 8-hour gig that keep the guests and art whores grooving, the art had a very 70's feel and the music was it's soundtrack. This weekend I have two bookings back to back, one is a surprise party for the wife
of a very prominent businessman, taking place on the river walk as a private event.
Followed by a mixer on Sunday for SAAF's, Webb party planners/organizers titled: Tea Dance 2pm-7pm., Now this sounds exciting as i have been asked to only play 70's disco music, the more obscure the better.
These are the projects that I look forward to being part of and i will be posting images/blogging about my expierence later.
February 17, 2008
My sketch for Eva Longoria's wedding dress, A bit on the eccentric angle with no armholes. I was asked by Micheal Quintanilla, San Antonio Express-News staff writer to give him my vision for the bride. and this was my Take. The sketch/story appeared in the July 6, 2007 edition of the newspaper, under Designers' Fancies. Interesting is, I was approached last night at Henry De la Paz's Fashion show, by a future bride to be, to create a sketch for her wedding dress. Given my current fascination with deconstructed garments , It may look unwearable and not look like a wedding dress, at all.
February 15, 2008
February 11, 2008
"kay-nockers revenge". 2007
self-portrait(at war), 2007.
"me and you and a cat named blu" 2007.
February 9, 2008
New York- based Fashion Designer, MARISOL DELUNA, unveiled her custom silk scarf for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo this week and paid a visit to the Jive Refried and was quoted as saying "Fantastic!..one of the Coolest Shops in S.A.", We luv ya Back!!! Visit DELUNA'S website ...
February 8, 2008
February 6, 2008
there are other standout tracks, "nickel and dimes", "lay down your weapons", "mama your boys will find a home" and "bring us a brick".
Saw the Garza Brothers and Krimmel Brothers aka S.F.L, when they hit town back in oct '07
at the Limelight, they jammed!. so did the audience.
February 4, 2008
Well this concludes the images captured by Troy Wise for the FEB. edition of SASS with the help of Matt from Jiverefried and Frank from Loft 120. it was a blast, Plus thanks to all the willing participants that were chosen off the streets, see you next Month in March and to those that were asked but said "no", come back in your own style and we will ask you again! we are for the real!!!
The San Antonio Street Style Project by Jive Refried would like to thank our blog readers as well.