Saturday, May 23, 2009

1000 miles, i am happy

I have arrived in Ft Lauderdale at my friend's Tattoo shop, its really nice.
I haven't seen him in at least 7 years, since I still lived in Longwood, I haven't seen Michael Williamson in like 5.

 I met Bobby thru Michael, I met Mike in 9th grade health class, he invited me to every birthday party he had after that. we set stuff on fire. we made films, he cast me as Judy, the tragically beautiful heroin heroine with Ross Purvis who later became an asshole out of nowhere. I accidentally made out with Ross shortly before the change, Mike made fun of me. And then we talked mad shit for years. I think Ross became a tattoo artist too. Flaming goat heads. But Mike, got married and moved to Asheville. then got divorced and...  something. somewhere. i lost him, i lost my phone with the last number he had. I have no idea where he is. Maybe Bobby can illuminate something. maybe he'll make fun of me for Ross Purvis too. maybe i just wont tell him. He's going to update my state tattoo to include Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia to join Florida and Alabama... thats 6

6 our of 48 isn't bad.

I have just passed 1000 miles on the trip. I am happy. Smashing Pumpkins flying out the sun roof joining the smashed carcasses on 95. Close to Miami but not there yet. 

I played in Lake Worth tonight, for a total of 4 people. 
But when there's 4 people, that are listening, , is more powerful than 4 people listening in a crowd. Its super nervous too. Super awkward, hiding your naked self-consciousness behind a tea towel. I left well off with gas to drive home with. And peach tea, and frozen cappuccino and mac and cheese and ... hope in my heart, a close second to the peach tea... cause damn. 

I am happy. 
when i am traveling.
this alone thing has been really awesome. 
lots of thinking
and I feel, 
really in control. 
I thought i would be scared, but not so.
When shit goes down, 
(windshield wipers stop in torrential downpour,
 transmission wont shift into 2nd, 
hopelessly hopelessly lost in a far West urb of Orlando with a slightly mis-calibrated compass...  for example

 I can just handle it. 
Because i have to, there isn't anyone to take care of it for me, or bitch to. 
And then, at the next town (in Florida anyways)
there are open arms and long time friends and new friends and secret hiding places too.
and food you've never tried. 
and bright red trees made of flowers held together by humidity.

South florida has a much more colorful culture of Central Florida, the culture of which is the lack thereof. Anti culture, melting pot, no southern accents, no indigenous peoples, mac donalds gas station mac donalds, heat and roads to roads to large metropolises of money.

Southern hospitality still exists, its just too damn hot to care. 
We just sit under the mango tree drinking light beer and craving spicy food so that we might sweat to take the edge off. 
People are drawn to the ocean. 
to water in general. 
i think its chemical. We are made of mostly water, and water is charged (slightly negative on one side and slightly positive on the other)... thats why it sticks to itself and doesn't part when you swim through it... so it sticks to us. 
and it feels good.
the humidity is so thick here, its like swimming, so... it kinda feels good too.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tallahassee - solo tour - may 20th

the next disc to put out. 
chad has gotten me kind of obsessed with time capsules
so we shall make one
and bury it under a tree

i'm thinking a split, 5 and 5. 
Just stark acoustic songs, 
as they are...
as they were
in June 2009.

like the newer songs, so we could have a $5 disc available for people while waiting for the next newest polish things to come out, (Spider+Octopus's first release and my Dreams album... which has been a long time coming, but new songs get added everyday that changes the ideas around).

I want this disc to be more representative of the current show. 
something to take home.
something personal
something packaged in cardboard and spray paint
thats the the best part... the spray paint.

Tour Update:

I'm in Tallahassee, hiding inside the Charles Mansion, with many sweet kitties.
if you haven't been here, you should someday.... if, you are the kind of person that appreciates the special places, the caves in the mountains, collections of smashed hose ends. i love these places. i collect them. i revisit, i leave things behind... mostly i just like to be inside of them awhile... It reminds me of the space i used to make with 4 large couch cushions, a small dark cube i could be inside of.... when i was small enough to do so. 
thats what these kinds of places are, now that i'm a little bigger in size.

The Charles Mansion is one of them...  i think tallahassee might be one of them
the show i played last night was a benefit for a new food Co-Op here. Look a this awesome shirt i got!

i know right!?
yea... i also know its backwards, but thats just the way my camera works anyways, it says,
"Bread & Roses  Food Cooperative... Tallahssee"

Its just getting off the ground, still the early stages, raising money to open a physical space. I'm super excited about it. Last night I decided to spend some time in Tallahassee to work this food co-op, which is uncorupted yet as food co-ops often become in their success, case and point... ever'mans... not exactly what our hippie forefather's had in mind as far as community grocery. my mom has told me stories of co-ops. Huge barrels of peanut butter and organic grains for pennies. but you had to work... that means mixing the slowly separating 50 gallons of pb.
 im into it.     

Anyways, check out this website!


Tonight I head to Jacksonville to play at Shantytown with the Colorful Quiet. This is the first tour i have done alone, i felt it as i was settling in to sleep... realizing... "i've never done this before."  its kinda neat. I'm sure after awhile it would be lonesome... or maybe it would be something else.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Home again, back to my threads

     More creations! Lovely octoy-pus things in wallet form mostly. I am running low on my favorite brown fabric, these may be the last ones! I made them super pretty

I am having some success on Etsy, I have sold 3 things so far, oh to NY, on to OH, and one to... Australia?

Orange soda bag however isn't going anywhere...  its right here with me.

i have GOT to fire that model....

This one goes to NY... but I also made a couple for a nice lady named Jill in town...


Just finished these today!

Duck bag ah-woooo!

it fits so many groceries!

New songs:

the spider