December 30, 2011

WOW What a night,,..... well how do you describe it? a job in a bar, as a bartender you see people change their demeanor as the alcohol seeps and creeps into the blood stream and they change into more aggressive assertive characters who could less , the liquor lets people get away with stuff, because everyone is drinking and  having a fun  time the common rule is,  closeness to others is  expected , I work at a very small bar called Salute on the famed St. mary's strip,  with a small tight gritty stage that almost seems too small to host a band , but musical legends have riden that stage to super-star status,such as Esteban Jordan, Flaco Jimenez, and many other who have played their magic and tonight was no younger musicians to older seasoned veterans of the scene , all jamming together

 dj Plata spinning vinyl and Sam's band, it was a very busy crowded night early on from the beginning ...a younger latino crowd seem to be the our audience tonight..quite a bit of family as well here to support their offspring , moms and dads ,   the band had the crowd going strong we were serving some serious alcohol from tequila shots to margaritas to jack and coke..miller light please 4 more!!
then out of nowhere a huge ruckus started and been people were throwing punches, a small latino who we had serving  all night budweiser beer and shots of tequila apparantly had been acting like a fool  the whole time he was there, annoying the other patrons and drunks ,,,,at the time we did not know.
that he was pushing them and  drinking their beer, but he was ordering for twoat the bar, he was the nicest man, by evening asking 3 white guys from Missippii,  who had been supposedly been rude to azneth the owner , when they were all at the bar ordering cocktails He turned to them and he made them apologize then turned around and said to her, te lo juro! that when he was around no one was going to disrespect her! around him.
oh really,,, so you start a fight in her bar and send people scattering to the floor, I saw someone's mother being thrown to the ground, it was not nice , a total out brawl, that one guy i mentioned got it good from several of the other patrons there  they were punching on him pretty hard and kicking him to, along with Teresa the drunk girlfriend of the leader of the band...who was at the center of the whole incident...just to see her crying at the end of the night  for totally other reasons than what happened to her on her birthday party..she was dragged on the floor as well and hit in the hand by all the people that entered into the brawl free for all!!!
no one really got hurt, it was more of a family that likes to fight, turns out the guy that got jumped is a friend of the lead singer of the band, Sam and his girlfriend or x"s family invited that guy to the show, only to kick his seemed planned.....pues who knows?

December 3, 2011

November 29, 2011

one day ..a book from all the images from the jive refried vault

Orale Guey ....You included two images of La Sandra Cisneros...haven't you heard? she said....
we don't know our own culture and that all young brown latinas look up to role model kim kardashian,cuz you she IS the only one we have..hahha  
wtf ...... there is more, that she took care of us WAIT.
I have a story...........
oh yeah that idea of a book

October 10, 2011

"GLYPH con la raza cosmica"

My spring/summer collection for 2012 debuted this past saturday " GLYPH con la raza cosmica" at Una noche de la Gloria's "Runway En la Calle" in the historic westside of  San Antonio, Texas.
As producer of this event for the last three years, it has been rewarding to showcase local designers at the entry level as well as mid-career designers looking for larger exposure, and some of us who have been at for over 13 years, still reaching our core audience and expanding to new levels. This industry is ever-growing and expanding to include people of color. the event was a success for all the designers involved..It has turned into a show like no other runway show in the country. Oh yeah we were the "unofficial" kick-off to Fashion Week in San Antonio, which offically kicks off today "San Antonio Fashion Week 2011". I Have NOTHING to present for this week ,cause it is so political and to me my art can not be compromised..
My next fashion event is scheduled for Oct 29th & 30th  "Agosto Cuellar's 'Fieles De Las Catrinas"

I have to call Blanche, now...

September 19, 2011

she don't love me anymore

it's funny how friends are so ...................................................................................................................................................................

September 12, 2011

otra mimosa babosa

yesterday so such a beautiful day , my daytime gig, music curator of new indie music, was in full effect.
the response was incredible, people/patrons were digging the sounds and all the new music.
to make the afternoon extra special , the mimosas were never-ending, the atmosphere was perfect outdoors
Got to hang out with M. bailey and he is providing some beats for me for my runway show in OCTOBER
 it's fashion week, the first week of next month and the show I produce "Runway en La Calle" is set to roll-out
when people find out I am a designer (especially straight guys) They always ask if I need dressers to help the girls in and out of their clothes, well last night I got a new one , this young dude asked me if I needed a
"boobie tester" haha silly boys.
I got to meet Lupez, is thatt really a first name, let me check facebook

September 5, 2011

Latest entry into the jive zone

Watch it..!! the fifth episode of  JIVETOWN  , the web-series based on the antics and characters of the vintage store Jive Refried, in Southtown /King William, the ARTS district in San Antonio, Texas..With one more episode to air this thursday , it will round out the first season . And that's where we/I stand. Things have been quick and strange, productive and collection for 2012 "Glyph" is way behind track , my life has demanded more of my time and my work has taken a hit, But the show must continue and the Una Noche de La Gloria " Runway en La calle" is set to happen October 8th on the historic westside of San Antonio, my beloved city of Artist I will provide  images and info on that,. in future posts.
***last night / went to my latest  hang-out / kinda out /out of the way, but not.
few of my "friends" know this place to dance and drink,on an artist's budget..que si
I get there. I am having my first drink Vodka/cranberry/no lime..Please. the music is pure san anto
Cumbias..the good ones. I notice a young blond (bleached to root) girl, looking and talking loudly from across the smoke-less bar. this goes on I pay only a little mind to it.Please vodka/cranberry /no lime.
I move to another part of the club and that's when i see her coming right me..The BLONDIE.
(wear i write this I am wearing a blondie t-shirt with Debbie Harry "Rip her to shreds")
que ironic/
First words out of her mouth  " You kicked me out of your store , two years ago and I wanna know why"
Me: Hi, okay who are you?
Blondie: "you were an asshole and I wanted you to know"
Me "Look, I don't remember you and that's been a long time ago and my store has since closed"
Blondie: "I'm content, but not satisfied'
Me  sorry that went down, can we just get past it and shake hands ..a hug no hard feelings, I must have had a reason
me: look no need to cuss me out , i could do the same, at your level
 Me; This is not going no where, get out of my face!
As I walk away....and leave the bar
trouble seeks you out 
how you react is the test.
if you let people get to you, they will
con safos..homie
their is this little homie
where i dj who is necio y nasty
all tattooed, bueno boys and girls

chew the gristle


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Designer based in Texas. Creating One-of-a-kind Originals. Reclaiming textures and recycling Fabrics, I envision uses for discarded culture. I POP them into a new recycled life. I am a Painter, a colorist, a mobile D.J., A writer, a performance artist, a comedian, a boutique owner, an uncle,and a friend to few. How I see life through my words and pictures. Profess..or.....