Lesley posing with some poster Art I had for sell at the last First Thursday event.
He loved the poster! Right before Lesley arrived a gentleman approached me
holding his daughter and told me that his daughter was born early due to Lesley.
His wife was driving down Congress one afternoon and became fixed on Lesley
walking down the road thus causing her to rear end the vehicle in front of her. The
accident put her in labor. I told Lesley he was a God Mother...lol.
Gail and Shepard
sharing a smile at
the Happy Jack fund
The Sun setting at the
Thanksgiving Musical Event at
Camp Creek Lake! Sites like this
always leave me with a feeling of
This cute little woofer
was waiting patiently
for his Daddy to get out
of the porta' potty at
tunes at the
1948 Rockin' Tomato Truck!
If you want a "killer
pizza/Calzone" give em' a
call! 447-3351 They deliver in
the South Austin Area!
My friend snapped this shot of me
and it gave us all a big laugh! Upon
looking at it we were reminded of
Jack Nicholson poking his beady
little sadistic smile through the ax
beaten door in "The Shining!"lol
These are two of the
at Ribo-Raba. The Moon
is on top of the stage
and glows neon blue at
event ( :
Jes the Adventurer sent me this photo a few days ago. I decided to add Abra's name to the original
photo. I loved the photo so much, I decided to get a bit creative with it! When I began this project, I had
planned to use a Sunset as the background, but before finding an admiral view this flower jumped out
at me. Jes asked me to photograph an event she performed at a few weeks ago but I couldnt make it!
This is a photo that she emailed him. I love the shot and I love Abras music!
I took this at Gueros on Congress
Ave. The Art of a black heart on the
chest of a friend of mine. Check out
what he had on his arm below! A
picture is worth a thousand words!
While on the
way to the
The Go Girls had a
very good line up.
Wish I could have
made the entire
Beautiful view of the Sunset at
Ruta Mayas this past Friday. I
was there for a meeting, cigar,
and Black Thorn Apple Cider ( :
Yummy : ) "Damn Telephone
had a kewl
Prior to the Rated "L" show Marilyn
Monroe came out to sing a few
songs to prep everyone for the
show before going into the theatre
to watch the show.v
Lauren Bernick is "very"
wise! Quick to the wit and
smarter than the average
bear! Hey Boo Boo!
Congress Ave. I love this art. So
many memories and fun evenings
spent here at the Continental Club,
Magnolia, Trophys, Great Out
Doors, Gueros, and Ruta Mayas!
Melissa Snowden getting crazy
on stage. One of my favorite
parts of her Act was when she
began dancing on stage
pretending to be a stripper.
Laren Beliveau in his diapers! lol
Great crowd pleaser indeed. The
energy he has while performing on
stage is fantastic. Keeps you on your
edge the entire time he has the stage.
Love the art painted on
this amp! The Camera
setting brought out the
effects of yellow and red
The photos in this Art are of the 710 club. I love the 710 club for several reasons. This music venue is for those who "love
metal" and I "love metal". This was one of the first clubs to support my efforts in capturing some memories for future art.
The band playing is Me vs. Everybody. If you love Art this place is something to see. The murals in the club are wicked and
they support local Artist throughout the bar. Awesome Art in this place. "You HAVE TO see the radial Bar in this place!
The two photo's above & below (the Capital is imposed with the moon!) are a few things that jumped
out at me today. The moon said cheese about 2 am this morning while in San Marcos and the Capital
on the was to an interview this morning. On the way home, I pulled up behind the car with the flowers
and thought, "Hmmm! If we all had flowers on our cars Austin would be even "more" of a beautiful
Town!" Im on my way to Michaels after this entry...lol.
This photo was taken by a friend of mine, "Jes the Adventurer!". He
sent this photo titled, Horse on the Beach, this passed week. While
looking at it, I imagined watching this horse pull its carriage across the
salty smooth sand of the beach and felt as if I have been there. Strange
I know, but it lead to the creation of this art. Still feel as if I have been
there before though...lol.
The Brew still play at the Copa Bar and Grill. The gentleman in the photo is
the vocalist and was recruited by the Brew not to long ago. He was in Fidel
Castro's Orchestra and his vocal are unbelievable. These 3 brothers have
been entertaining Austinites for over 15 years now. If you love to Salsa
dance to some great music then go and check em' out sometime. You will
"not" be dissapointed!
This photo was sent to a friend of mine's Father! When I looked at this photo it
angered me because it made me think of the lack of support that our
Government has provided to assist in the devastation Katrina has brought
upon our neighbors and family. More importantly it reminds me that I am an
American and that in "that" I am independent. Independence that allows me to
take effort in assisting where others may have seemed to fail.
This art was created late last year for a club called Red Rum on 6th
street. The club is a great place to hear local bands. The story behind
the creation of this Art is very long and very deep. I have different
versions of this Art but have not decided on which I will use for future
display at some of our local art hot spots hear in town.
This photo was taken at the Lucky Lounge one evening during a benefit
to raise money for the Red Cross. Many "wonderful" local musicians
along with Lucky Lounge raised funds for the Tsunami Victims. Ruta
Maya is doing this now for the Katrina Relief Victims. On Sept. 9th: Austin
Daze & J-Dub AllStars present:
KATRINA IS A BITCH! " Hope to see ya there!
This is Tiger! Tiger belongs to a friend of mine and we
think he looks like a Bob Cat! His hind legs are longer
than his front legs and he has a "bob" for a tail. When
you make those loud kissy noises he starts to roll on his
back! Very Kewl Kitty!!!
Left: A friend of mine shared this with me and gave me the story behind it. While in prison
he had this tattoo put on his chest. It was in reminder of 3 other wounds/scars that you
can see one his chest! Two are knife wounds located right above the hands of Uncle
Sam and the last right above Sam's left anckle!
Matt White is a local here in Austin.
This was taken at the Lucky Lounge
about 6 months ago! Matt is
I never did get this
song named and
converted to an Art
flick! Guess I'll save
it for a rainy day!( :
Photo's used in my last art lyric
flick! I still have not named it or
converted it into a flick! I think I
may finish the song I began this
morning (above) before I do ( :
He personalized and gave me this last
print of this lion. I love it! He likes to
share as much as I do. Guess Im "not"
Josh gave me the ok to
share some of his art.
Cool Cat Eh!
again ) :
A "Great Band that is starting out! They have
been playing at Trophys and Emos! Check
em' out! The Lions: Vocals/Guitar (Matt),
Bass (Trev), Drummer (Jake), Lead Guitar
Ted Hall is a
here in Austin.
Pecan Street Festival:
The cowboy is Keito of
Kewl Tatt I
used in a
Kewl Tatt I
used in a
Art with KCee. Check
out his site.
Leslie Art ( :
Art with the
APD ( :
December 23, 2005
Good Morning Austinuts! Decided to make a quick entry this morning along with publishing some Kewl photos that will be used for future calendars and art.
Life has been moderate over the past few weeks. Like many of you, time has been spent preparing myself emotionally for the holidays. Holidays tend to bring back
memories that can be sore, but I am blessed to have family and friends that mean the world to me.
I thank the Higher Power with each day that passes for watching over my friends and family.
This morning on channel 8 I watched a group of Marines along with Santa Claus fly over the Grand Canyon on a misson to deliver presents, spirit, and candy to
young Indian children. Wonderful way to begin my morning! Laughter and Joy of children sitting in Santa's lap. Lucky for those Marines that have the opportunity to
spend the Holiday with their family rather than a place filled with uncertainty and hopelessness!
Seeing this reminded me of the joy that comes with spending Christmas with my Son. This may play a part in the "funk" that I have been in this week. He will be
spending Christmas Eve and morning with my ex-wife this year. When my Son is away from home and with my ex I miss him sooo much. Makes my day and life feel
Welper, Time to set off and choose some photos of Austin Personality, Musicians, and Friends to share. Enjoy the photo's and in the event that I do not get back
here before the New Year, "HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL."
November 30, 2005 (Wednesday)
Hello Friends! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that you are ready to move into December tomorrow. My mind is already taking me to Christmas
shopping. My Son is 12 and has grown out of the Pokemon toy stage (Thank God!). Those Walmart toy isle days are over. Id tell ya what I am wanting to get him but
he may read this and that would spoil my surprise...
Over the past few weeks my partner and I have completed and printed the first Calendar that we will be providing to the Continental Club. My partner presented the
Calendar to the Club last night and everyone loved it so much that the orders are already in. "Wonderful!" Hopefully by the middle of December we will have them
ready to sell at the Continental Club and at the next first Thursday Event on Congress Ave.
I recently designed some graphics for an event that Rockin' Tomato will be sponsoring. They will be having a Comedy night on Wednesday, December 7th at 9pm!
The 3 comedians performing are Jesse Pangelinan, Carlos Ibanez, and Lucas Molandes. This is a must see show and only the beginning of many other kewl events
to come. Very soon they hope to have some of Austin's finest sharing their tunes while we eat killer Italian Food and drink fine Spirits.
This morning I published the journal update and photos that Jes the Adventurer sent me. Jes has a great eye. Check out the photo's of the Castle! Keep up the
"wonderful photography Jes!"
Im going to break for now and decide which photos to share with you. The past few weeks have taken me to some great parties and musical events. Two of my
favorites were the Happy Jack benefit held at Ruta Mayas and the Thanks Giving Musical Rehersal benefit at Camp Creek Lake. See ya soon! ( : WesleyJournal
Monday Nov. 8, 2005 (3:02 pm)
Hello friends! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. It saddens me to say that mine was terrible. I learned Saturday morning that my brother moved onto his after life
leaving 3 wonderful Sons and a beautiful Wife behind. I spent Saturday and Sunday with my family trying to absorb and understand the unexpected loss that we are
all going through. I’m still at a loss and do not see any closure to the mixed emotions that I am feeling.
I did not grow up with my brother due to a divorce before I was born and did not see him as often as I feel I should have. We had planned to spend Thanksgiving
together to catch up on lost years. Time is something that can not be regained once lost and the cold reality of this hurts very bad. I’m still in shock over all of this
and can not seem to bring any closure to the pain that grows within me but what saddens me even more is to see his wonderful family deal with the loss of a Father
and a Husband.
I am going to close on this subject for the time being before I lose it again (I began this journal yesterday but was unable to finish it).
Writing and Art has always been a form of escape for me but there is “no” escape from this. The only thing one can do is keep their chin up and focus their energy
where it is needed the most. To family and friends.
I would like to thank everyone who came buy the booth that my friends and I had last Thursday on Congress. The booth was a great success and the feedback
even greater. We met many wonderful Austinites and visitors who loved our Art. The kewl part of all of this is the feeling that comes with knowing that your Art is in a
neighbours home. We plan to have another booth in December with more Art to choose from but are unsure of where we will have the booth. In addition to this we
have been invited to set up at a very kewl music hall about 5 miles from the Airport on HWY 71 on Sundays and another location on Thursdays. I will have more info
on this very soon.
I did get buy Ribo-Rama late Saturday and “freaked” on the number of people that were there. I’m guessing that there must have been several thousand people
there. I hear the Ribs along with the potluck were fantastic. When I arrived, the line for the ribs extended 50 or more folks in length and when I returned in hopes of
a shorter line the table had been cleaned. I did manage to get some great photos of friends and a few of the bands that performed so I was happy for that. In all
honesty my mind was not in the mode of photography as it usually is. I spent the majority of my time while there listening to music and thinking about things.
Im going to break off now due to several projects that I am working on but will be back soon with some great tips on music that you do not want to miss out on. Until
then take care and stay real.
WesleyJournal Entry: Monday Oct.31, 2005 (8:15 am)
( : Happy Halloween : ) Hard to believe we have already crashed October.
I just finished completed reading the journal update Jes sent this weekend. He spent the weekend in Paris and sent some great photos. Wish I could be there
adopting the energy and culture with him. Very soon I will be creating an Art Lyric story with something Jes writes and his beautiful photography. I have not created
any new flicks over the past month or so. I guess I would call it a writers block. I have been very content with my life and when content I tend to become less creative.
Weird!!! Art is another story though! ( :
This weekend was wonderful. I had a job both Saturday and Sunday but was able to check out 2 great parties on Friday. Both were here in South Austin. Wish I did
not have to work Saturday though! I missed out on about 4 others that were surely as great as the two I crashed on Friday. Oh well!
Aside from freaking out on the daily madness that seems to be occurring within our world I have been creating art to share at the First Thursday Bizarre on
Congress Avenue. A few partners and I will have our booth in a lot located between The Glass Works and Vespaio. This is our first attempt at this so we are all a bit
nervous. We will have some great Photography Art to share. We also plan to have a music theme calendar with our Art that is focused on the Continental Club. We
had hoped to have two other calendars with an Austin Weird and Tattoo theme. We have the Art ready but do not have the time needed for the print shop to
produce the Calendar. In addition, I will be providing personalized post card photo’s on the spot. Come buy with a smile and I’ll help you capture a memory to keep
our share with another ( :
Well I should close as the rest of this morning into the afternoon needs to be dedicated to the minds eyes. Hope to see you Thursday and If we miss each other I’ll
look for ya’ at the Ribo-Rama Bash this coming Saturday! This South Austin Party is one to be reckoned with! Great musicians, food, and Austinites! Peas, Wesley
Journal Entry: Wednesday Oct.19, 2005 (4:45 pm)
Greetings friends! Hope everyone has been well and in high spirit. As for myself, I am wonderfully kicking as usual. The surgery I had on my wrist last week has left
me with a bionic wrist (metal plate). Still hurts like nuts but getting better with each day that passes. I am typing with two hands again so I am thrilled. I lack the
patience needed to type with one finger….
Most of my time has been spent with my Art preparation for the First Thursday in November on Congress Ave. A few partners and I are going to have a “wonderful”
booth set-up by the Glass Works business on Congress. We secured the spot yesterday ( :
One of my partners has designed an awesome display set-up for all of our Art. We will have post cards, Calendars, and Poster Art with a few other framed original
prints of some local musicians and architecture.
The fun part for me, will be photographing and printing post cards for folks on the spot. I have always enjoyed this part of my work. Seeing the smile of another
when I hand them a memory to savor. (I have a small printer that I can attach to my Cannon that I can print directly too.) So much fun! I think we may even provide
them with frames for those interested. Wonderful way to capture, send, and share a memory.
Halloween along with cooler weather is just around the corner! I have some art I created from last Halloween that I want to share with you! When I have the time to
share some of it I will. Some of it is from an awesome Haunted House that was sponsored and held at the Great Outdoors on Congress. Last year was the first
attempt at having it and they did so well I am sure they will do it again this year. The rest is from 6 th street.
My injury (recovery) from surgery has kept me home for the past few weeks. Its no fun going out when your in pain. I would like to share this upcoming South Austin
Party with you that I plan to attend:
Nov 5th 2pm-2am RIBO-RAMA 7
11241 Slaughter Creek Drive
Jesse Dayton, Flounders Without Eyes, Shelley King Band, Two Hoots and a Holler, Doak Short and the Dirty Dogs, Lee Person Band, Trent Turner Band, KCee,
Leeann Atherton with Miss Lavalle White, Kim Deschamps, Steel Beam.
Potluck: Please bring a big sidedish, extra beer and lawn chairs.
The last party I attended at this residence was “awesome”! The couple who built the outdoor music hall on their estate live for music! The place is beautiful with a
stage that will totally knock your socks off. Not to mention the BBQ! Seeing/tasting is believing! I think a friend and I may camp out! After the last band performs
everyone pulls out their instruments for a community jam. Its great I tell ya! I am getting pumped just typing about it. The last party I went to had me leaving early
due to my wrist so I missed the community jam.
Be sure to check out the new photos sent from Jes in Amsterdam. He was in Barcelona last week and sent some really kewl shots.
Im going to disappear into some folders of last Halloween for now. Stay real and don’t forget to smile with someone today! Respectfully, Wesley
10-02-05 2:30 pm
Hello folks, beautiful Sunday outside. Strange though, it is usually much cooler in the days for this time of year. The winter brings us utility ($) relief this late into our
year, but I’m sure the domino effect of hardship brought on by Katrina and Rita fuel inadequacies will continue. If I was not as accidentally prone as I am I would
invest in a moped…lol. Me on a “moped”! Scarey!!!
I discovered on Friday that I am about $10,000 bones shy of the fee that the surgery is going to cost to repair the damage on my right wrist. Last week I was trying
to out-do Lance Armstrong while crusing down a hill at about a 100 something miles an hour…lol! Woe is me! The good news is after the surgery I will not have to
wear a stinky itchy cast for 4-5 months. In my early teen’s I had a cast on my left leg due to a hair line fracture. I still remember how bad a let my Father down for
hurting my leg because the following day I had a martial arts exam. My Father was my Sensi so you can imagine how stupid I felt when I told him I hurt myself sliding
down the railing of a 3rd story apt. building. This brings me back to the thought of how awful it was to have that damn cast on! I have been carrying this Robo Cop
size splint for a little over a week now and the itching is driving me ``crazy``.
This weekend has flown by. I started the weekend off with the South Austin Raggae Shakedown at Ruta Mayas. The music was as wonderful as the company. I have
been trying to get to a Ruta Mayas event for quite some time now. Some of the photos that I am sharing here were photographed by a friend whom I plan to share a
booth at first Thursdays (SOHO) with. We hope to have Poster art, Calendars, and Post Cards available that relate to themes that make our town so wonderful. Art,
Music, and Good People ( : Should be a lot of fun! ( : It may be another month before we have everything ready. That and I need both hands…lol
Saturday's Freedom Oaks sponsored event for New Orleans musicians brought a wonderful closure to my week. Very nice line up and a turn-out that surely brought
relief to some of these unfortunate souls. There were two separate stages at the event (one being dedicated to the New Orleans musicians) The food was
unbelievably delicious. Mouth water dripping gumbo, ribs, and smoked chicken.
That was the first gumbo that I have ever eaten. One of the cooks told me that a few New Orleans elderly came early in the day to prepare the Gumbo, but then left
prior to the gates opening at 12. I missed Leanne Atherton, whom I had really wanted to hear, but made it in time for Z-Rock, Trent Turner, Flounders without Eyes,
and a few of the others. In between acts the New Orleans artist would break out their instruments and have everyone dancing with wonderful vibes. The stage put
together for these musicians was beautiful to behold. I "love" the photos of the N.O musician in front of the painted Sun.
Freedom Oaks will have their next event in November so hang tight if you would like to attend. I will surely let you know when and where.
I’m going to close for now so I can browse through some of this weekends photos and decide what to share. Hope all of you have enjoyed your weekend and that
the week to come brings nothing but good tides. Be sure to check-out the funny pic on the Interesting Quotes and Letters page.It’s hilarious. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal Update Sept. 25, 2005 (12:55 pm Sunday)
Hello Folks! Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend so far. Mine, well… its been a bit trying. Friday I was given the opportunity to work the ACL festival, but had
to pass due to other commitments. Instead I decided to ride my bike to Zilker and enjoy the company of good friends, great music, and some spirits. On the way
home, I decided to spend the remainder of my evening listening to some live tunes at Ruta Mayas Katrina benefit and Trophys.
Unfortunately, I never made it! On the way to my first stop (Trophys), I miss-geared my cruiser while hauling butt down a hill and trashed both my bike “and” the wrist
on my right hand! Drag eh! I had really thought I may get through this year without breaking a bone. Check out the time-line under the bio page and you will have a
better understanding why this was such wishful thinking. This break puts me at 35 something plus bones I have trashed. I quit counting after 30 something
Once I made it home, I somehow convinced myself that I had just severely sprained it…NOT! Buy mid-morning Saturday my hand was swollen so large that it turned
my nerves inside out every time I looked at it. I decided to get an ex-ray at a clinic nearby and left with a splint that has me looking like Robo Cop…lol! Really sucks!
I LOVED THAT MOUNTAIN BIKE…lol!
The worst part of all this, aside from the pain "and" the cast, is that typing, creating my art, and most of all, doing what I love the most! Photographing what my minds
eye can see has me limited. It takes two hands to take a picture quickly. Not to worry myself tells me! Where there’s a will there’s a way.
I plan to test this will today while watching the Sunset at the lake on a sail boat with some friends later this evening…lol. As for now, Im going to attempt some one
handed art of photos taken Friday prior to my mishap! Be sure to check out the journal update from Jes the Adventurer. He sent some very kewl photos with his
update that you will surely appreciate. In addition to this, I have added links to both Austin Daze and Ruta Maya web pages. Both sites are very informative and
supportive of our local artist and musicians. Great websites!!!
Well, time to attempt the one handed creative mode…to bad Im not left handed…lol! Have a wonderful week! Wesley
Journal: 18 Sept. 2005 (2:10 pm)
Greetings friends! Hope the weekend has been treating you well. Mine has been wonderful. I had hoped to publish a ton of stuff today but can not due to another
job. This week will be crazy busy for me!
The show at Real Arts Theatre with Laugh-Line Productions was a great success last night. I have some great photo’s of this show to share with you and will utilize
these photos to design some art for a DVD that they are making.
Earlier in the day I went by Bedichek Middle school to visit a friend of mine www.rockyroadproductions who sponsored and organized the Katrina Kids Benefit!
Unfortunately, I had to leave before everything got underway, so I am not really sure how it turned out. Once I have more info. on this I’ll let you know.
I have to close so I will have time to publish a few photo’s that jumped out at me yesterday. Be sure to keep your eye’s peeled for an update from Jes the Adventurer
this coming Tuesday. He went to Berlin this weekend and always sends some great photos. See ya on Tuesday ( : Stay real and have a beautiful week!
Journal: 5 Sept. 2005
Top of the afternoon to you! Beautiful day outside! I thought about going to the river, but my Son and his friend out voted me with a movie. Transporter I think is
what they want to see.
As I mentioned in my last entry, I have been to consumed with other priorities in life and have not found the time to create daily art as I am accustomed to. With the
catastrophe brought on by Katrina I find myself dwelling on the misfortunes of others. In this regard I guess I consider myself somewhat of an amoeba. I absorb the
sadness and it takes a shape within me.
Last night while at Trophys I saw a good friend of mine who met a musician from N. O. He told me that the gentleman had been stranded for 4 days prior to being
rescued and the only thing he had left to his name was his guitar. The gentleman continued to tell him that he had heard that Austin was a great place to be and
that it is a city that supports Musicians efforts. Needless to say he was happy to be rescued and happy to be here in Austin.
I have some kids waiting on me but before I close I would like to bring to your attention the help sites, links, and info. that I have published. Much of this has been
obtained and sent to me from Jes the Adventurer. He has many dear friends who like us care and have a desire to help. Ruta Maya’s will have some great music
and benefits to help raise funds. Hope to see some of you there and I wish you all a week filled with blessings. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal Update: 4 Sept. 2005
Good morning! Hope everyone is well and in good spirit. I have been busy over the past week and finally have the opportunity to share a little. I myself am still in
shock over the devastation Katrina brought and have found myself glued to the TV over the past few days watching the aftermath. My heart is heavy for all our
neighbours and family in need. I am shocked by the lack in relief efforts our government supplied in getting everyone out of New Orleans but am relieved to see this
changing. Makes me realize just how easy our Nation can be brought to its knees.
Jes and I are trying to figure out how we can use this site to help in some way. I’m off to check out some ideas and catch up a bit with him. You folks have a
wonderful day and I hope you enjoy some of the new Art that I have been publishing. Much more to come when I can take the time needed to get it published. Have
a good one friends! Wesley
Journal Update: 22 August 2005
Hello friends! Wanted to let all of you know that Jes has sent his weekly update along with a few photos. (Jes the Adventurer) Great stuff! Im off to work on some Art
that I may publish a little bit later today. Some of it is from this past Saturday. The Go Girls were sponsoring/promoting a few local girl bands at Trophy’s Saturday
night. I missed the majority of the show due to work but made it in time to hear the winning band of the four that performed. You folks have a wonderful day!
Journal: 20 Aug. 2005 9:40 am
Get up time Sunrise ( : Hope all are well and lying easy today! Hard to believe it has been eleven days since my last entry. The past few weeks have been filled with
other priorities. Mostly work, parenting (getting my kiddo ready for his new school year), a little time for art, and work…work and more work…lol!
Jes sent his update to me last Sunday with some very kewl photos. Jes has proven to have a great third eye when photographing his memories. Check out his site
and you will understand exactly what I am speaking of. “Incredible!” One of the highlights of my week are receiving and publishing the journal/photos that Jes sends.
Partly because I love architecture, but mostly because Jes is doing something that I dream of each and every day of my life. Traveling and adventuring to places
unknown and new to me. I have not traveled much in my life with the exception of a trip to the Virgin Islands during the beginning of my digital photography days and
Florida when my Son was 5. Hmmmm, does Lubbock count…lol! Man!!! I am a bubba!!! LOL
Past week has been good for both me and my Son. It was difficult getting him into the mind frame of the school mode, but he has proven to be very formidable. I had
planned to spend this weekend on the river floating in New Braunsfels with him and some other friends, but other duties call. I have a job later on this afternoon so I
have decided to use this day of rest giving you friends some new art to look at and publishing one of my first Art Flicks of Austin, Texas!
I’m going to close for the time being in hopes of this day bringing us geniality and treating us with the highest respect. Respectfully Peace, Wesley
What I have learned over this past week:
People are strange to me. I am different, but maybe I am “more” stranger to them. I guess it really does not matter to me in the end. What really matters right now?
The things I have taken for granted that I cannot re-obtain “are” obtainable. “This saddens you, not Me!” That is all behind you now my friend. You did what needed
to be done and you are proud for doing what you had to do! It has taught you, that a time will always come to set everything else aside. Aside for something that is
more important. Gotta love it!!!!
Journal: 9 August 05 8:50 am
daddies with my Son until we were both stuffed. I remember the night well. He had gotten in trouble at school that day and had been
expelled. I wanted to teach him something rather than locking him up away behind closed doors, so I made him catch Then they were
begging for more….. ( :
craw daddies! You have to understand though; my son gets the hebbie geebies over a grass hopper!!!! You can imagine what a
daddie did to him. Lmao! It was classic! He created the craw daddies shmore! He melted some Pringles shmores and added some freshly
cleaned daddies to em’! Nice delicatessen! Grossed out a few friends though. Until they tried them of course. Then they were begging for
more….. ( :
Which reminds me! I need to get myself cleaned up and to Ruta Mayas for some Chess and Coffee! This is the last week my Son and I
have to crash Austin and we are losing time…lol! Yesterday and last week was spent preparing him for his new school! Man!!!! Orientation
blew me away yesterday! Our kids have to pay 2 bucks for lunch these days. When I was a kid it was a quarter. On top of this they do not
have lockers anymore! NO LOCKERS! They told us, “They only have to carry their back pack for 4 minutes in between classes!” “What
about the 15 or 20 minute walk home Miss Principle Lady!!! Imagine if your kids in band and has to carry a horn home everyday along with
6 classes worth of homework. (Yikes…starting to ramble again!)
If any of you have some time to hear some killer jams tonight go to Freddies Place and hear James Thomas! I have his music on the
Journal & Art page. He is gifted and very talented! Last night while listening to some of his music it began to remind me a little of Bob Dylan.
I love Bob Dylan….If it is not raining on his and our heads he starts at 6 pm.
As for now, Im off to clean up and then get some coffee and chess time in with my kiddo! After that I will be back here working on some art
to share and thinking of what I will write in my next song! Hope all of you have a spectacular day! Respectfully, Wesley
Email: 4 August 2005
If you have not heard Michael play try to get some time to do so. He's great ( :
Subject: Michael Shay
Michael, Doug, and guitarist Chris Vestre (http://www.chrisvestre.com)
will be heading out for a week of shows in New Mexico and Colorado, but
before we go, we're gonna play an impromptu trio gig in Austin! This
Sunday the 7th, at La Tazza Fresca, at the corner of 37th and Guadalupe,
from 6-8 pm. It's a sweet little place, so come on out and enjoy this
free trio show!
Monday the 8th, the bigger, louder, 6-piece Michael Shay Band will be
at Ruta Maya, but earlier-than-usual, at 7pm-9pm. Also free.
There will be no Monday the 15th show at Ruta Maya.
Here are the August TOUR dates, and please please PLEASE! tell all you
friends in these areas to come check us out! Details about
venues/shows are on the website. All y'all in Colorado: We'll see you soon!
Thu. 11th, Eske's Brewpub, Taos, NM
Fri. 12th, Everyday Joe's, Ft. Collins, CO, with Shannon McNally
Sun. 14, Catered House Concert in Tabernash, CO
Tue. 16, Rock N Soul Cafe, Boulder, CO, with Ryan Spearman
Wed. 17, Walnut Room, Denver, CO, with Third Road Home (Tom Demask was
in the Permanent Transients with Michael and Jim Harris when they lived
in Colorado at the turn of the century)
Fri. 19, Evergreen Icehouse, Evergreen CO
Journal: 29 July 05 1:30 pm
Long time no give attention…lol! Hope everyone is well and filled with light heartedness. I surely am! I have not had the opportunity to
accomplish much this week with my Art. I have been extremely busy, and the entire day yesterday was lost to fighting a few computer
problems with the site. I’m sure you can relate to this. Yesterday I was ready to throw this damn thing out the window. Late last night I was
able to get everything up and running but it took the “entire” 12 hours of my art time to do it! Not sure what I plan to do this weekend. I’m
kiddo-less this weekend, so I guess until I have a chance to sit back and give the Austin Chronicle a look see I really do not know where my
adventures will take me. One thing for sure is it will consist of live music.
Hate to cut you folks off short but I need to publish some more photo’s that I really enjoyed taking last Sunday at the Car Show and I need
to work on a project for one of the 1st place winners of the Car show. I plan to publish this on the home page when Im don but it may take
me an hour or so to complete it.
Have a great remainder of this Friday, try not to get to wet (its thundering like “crazy” here in South Austin right now), and have a safe
wonderful weekend. Talk to ya soon! Wesley
Journal: July 24, 2005 8:05 am Good morning friends and family! I have to make this entry short and sweet because I have a million things
to do today! Yesterday was spent at the Expo centers "The Heat Wave" car show. Wonderful and hot day yesterday. The name of the
event was quite appropriate eh! The photo's I am publishing are all I have had the time to doctor up. There are many others that I would
like to share with you but it will have to wait (hydraulic competition, free style bicyclist, bikini contest and yata yata. Stay original and have a
positive day on behalf of yourself. Wesley
Journal: July 25, 2005
Hello! Just wanted to give those of you who have been keeping up with Jes a heads up! He's just sent his most recent update with some
photos to go along. Check em' out! ( : Gotta early day tomorrow so I'm off to roll into some Egyptian cotton. Nighty night! Respectfully,
Journal: 12:55 pm 23 July 05
Buenos Dias! Hope your day is bringing you one of celebration. I had a late night last night at Trophy’s so I slept in today and have decided
to spend the day here at home in the AC. Beautiful day outside so it may be a premature notion…lol. Yesterday was spent with the kids at
Barton Springs then the Alligator Grill for din. “GOD” it was sooooooo hot yesterday. Wonder if my friend Jes the Adventurer is missing all
of this Texas heat in Amsterdam. ( : Not!!!! Lucky Jes! He should be sending me an update in the next few days so keep your eyes peeled
up for it.
After the Alligator Grill my kiddo went to stay the night with some friends so I used this opportunity to do what I “love”! I had planned to go to
the Saxon Pub to listen to a friend of mine perform. (WC Clark) Never made it though! WC didn’t start till 11:30 pm so stopped in to here
some jams at Trophy’s. Some friends (Lions) that I met there were to play around 11:30. This was their first gig to perform for a large group
live and this was not to be missed. Prior to the Lions a band called Basin Street performed. The energy this band presented while
performing is another reason I stayed at Trophy’s last night.
I’m sure the Lions and Basin Street will perform again very soon at Trophy’s and when I have the time to get by there again I will give you a
heads up on their shows. Trust me…you “will not” be disappointed with either of these bands. The vocalist with Basin Street passed me a
CD that I am listening to now and when I decided which of the songs I like the most I will publish it for you to check out.
I’m going to close for the time being because I have so much photography to play with, doctor up, publish, and a friend in need…lol (he just
called and said he ran out of gas off Burleson…lol. You folks appreciate this day and make it impressive. Peace out! Wesley
Journal: 10:05 am 22 July 05
Hi friends! Hope everyone is well and in good spirit today. Most of us usually are on Friday. This is the first opportunity to arise allowing me
the time to sit here and share a thought. Very busy week for the most part. I got up this morning and picked a song to use in flick I just
published (a song by CCR). I have not had the opportunity to sit and begin the Art for my next flick. I Feel like a slacker…lol!
The first thought I would like to share is for a friend of mine (Laren). Check out his Web site: www.laughline.biz
Laren has asked me to create the art for a new DVD that he and the rest of his team are creating. They are fabulous stand up comedians
that use a spice of theatrical twist in their show. They have a very big gig (Rated “L”) coming up in September that I hope to be available
for. I’ll give you more details on this later, but all the info. you will need is on his Web Site. When I watched the clip of Lauren on the site it
really cracked me up. Watch it and you’ll know why…lol! The energy this Joe has just totally blows my mind. Gotta’ love it!
Last night was the first chance I have actually had to get out and listen to some live music. First I went to Rockin’ Tomatoes to shoot the
breeze with a friend who runs the joint. He was stressed but excited because today he had to fly out of town for a pizza competition. Totally
cool man….I love the pizza at Rockin’ Tomatoes and the Calzone is totally hot. I’ll let you know how he did upon his return.
I decided to have a change of pace for both music and venues after Rockin’ Tomatoes. I had planned to listen to Karaoke with a new bro’ of
mine (People’s Karaoke- 914-6921). He host Thursdays at the RT and a few other hot spots (night clubs) down town on 6th. I gave you his
number because he is a great DJ and host parties and weddings. I heard him sing a few weeks ago and really enjoyed his vocals. Very
soon I will be doing some photography for him down town that I will be able to share with you! Kewl eh! I’m excited about it!
For the change of pace I decided to swing by The Broken Spoke and talk to Richard White (the owner). The last time I was there (before
my digital photo days) was back in the early 80’s. In all honesty my memory of The Broken Spoke is lost somewhere in my mind. Sad! While
I was there I attempted to recollect memories of evenings that were spent there and I was left with an absent loss. I’m gonna have to go and
eat a Chicken Fried Steak there this evening with my Son just so I can remember what it taste like…lol.
They are known for having the best!
Anyway, I’m donating a piece of Art to Mr. White (Owner). He has the most “INCREDIBLE” museum of history that fills the walls and corners
of 2 rooms that separate the restaurant and the dance floor. Most of it is photography of famous celeb’s and musicians who visit The
HOLY!!! 11:30 already! I had better close before I lose what’s left of this morning…lol! Bills to pay and kids to entertain ( : Think I’m going to
take them to Cabello’s! Hope I spelled Cabellos right. I think that’s what it is called…lol.
Today’s Art update are a few pieces I used in the Art Lyric Flick Self Indulgent. The rest are photos that I took last night! Hope your Friday
is true and your weekend authentic. Peace out! Wesley
Journal: 17 July 05 10:20pm
Bonjour! Hope eveyone was able to get ahead today. I managed to complete my next flick, but now my brain is mush from sitting at this
computer lost in my own division. The photography used in the next art flick are photo's that jumped out at me as I began to fiddle through
300 plus folders of Austin Texas. By skipping around through my folders of photography and art I discovered that it will be impossible for
me to share everything that I would like to in this life time. The more I think about it the more it blows me away.
I had planned to share on this home page some of the art used in todays flick ( Self-Indulgent ). Instead I am going to share some art that I
created both this year and last for whatever past reason. Some for friends, some for musicians, some for me ( :
In closing I just want to say thank you to all of you who have taken the time to check out and appreciate this site. Much of my ambition
comes from knowing that I am able to give a friend and a fellow Austinite a break from their crazy world. Thanks neighbor, Wesley
Email: 17 July 05 9:45 pm
Wesley Balli <email@example.com> wrote:
"JES!" Happy happy joy joy!!! Happy happy joy joy!!!
I was getting antsy! lol Pictures are great man! Im doing good! Hope all is well? Gotta go play xbox with the kiddo right now! I'll post your
pics when Im done kickin his butt Jes the Adventurer! LOL I wish, he always kicks mine on that crazy game. Peas, Wesley
Jes Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
...Hope you are well! An update and new music will soon follow!!! ;) Have a great Sunday my friend. Peace, Jes
Journal: July 16, 2005 1200 am
Happy Saturday! Mine will be spent in class today so I need to be getting some rest, but not until I say good morning…lol! I just completed
the Art Flick that I would like to share ( : “Other Side!” ; )
Much of the photography art in this flick is recent and consist of 25 photos. Musicians, Austinite body art, architecture, nature, and…well
everything else that I love…smiling! I will share some of this art later on when I have the time to publish it here on this webpage for you to
appreciate. No time right now. I need to get the flick on the journal and art page.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay “real”!!! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: Tuesday July 12, 2005 4:05 am
Top of the morning to you! I just got home a little while ago and spent the majority of yesterday (into today) writing, playing music and
working. I’m not really sleepy yet so I decided to drop you line and share a bit. Yesterday I completed writing another song for my next art
flick! Now comes the fun part. ( : Art! I hope to have a new flick ready within the next day or so. For a change of pace I think I may use some
of my older art that I have completed. To early to say in all honesty. I never know where my mind is going to take me when I begin trapping,
catching, and creating new thoughts of art from my photography.
Today after completing the song I went to a friend’s house to play some music and she insisted on recording it. She has a recording
company called Cowgirls from Outer space and is a very talented guitarist/writer/vocalist. She is going to doctor it up once she gets her
equipment all set up and when she does I’ll turn you on to it. You have to promise not to poke fun at me though….lol! I was actually
surprised because I liked it. I usually do not like the way I sound on a recording but she surprised me.
Well, If I plan to be worth a dime today I had better make myself catch a couple hours sleep. Big day tomorrow…wait-a-minute…”tOdaAy I
mEaN”! Respectfully Nighty Night, Wesley
Journal: 10 July 05 8:30 am
Hi-ya! Hope everyone is well and ready for this new week we have just risen to. I have decided to dedicate this day to Art and writing. (I
need it!) My dreams lately have not allowed me to have much peace within myself. Old scars can taunt you in your dreams and easily
become an unwelcome enemy that can rule the with an iron nightmarish grip. That’s my problem though, not yours, so I’ll hush up and get
back to what brings me peace and closure as I know it.
Let’s see, the past week has been somewhat interesting. Went to 5th to hear some Karaoke on Thursday, then to Antone's for a spell.
Other than that I have been staying close to home at a few wonderful local hangouts. If you have not been to Rockin' Tomatoes you need
to check it out. I tried the buffet there yesterday and it was very tasty. Especially the Strombolli!
Several days ago I received these emails from two very talented musicians that I have come to know and recognize as friends. They are
very talented and have gigs coming up that I am not sure that I can attend (other job!).
The first is Michael Shay: FREE SHOW MONDAY 11th at Cactus Cafe / KUT 90.5 fm
Thanks to everyone who has been coming to the shows and helping US have
a such a good time. I had a funny exchange with a fan this week -
"It's all about the audience," I said. He replies, "No, man, it's all
about you!" I guess that means it's all about ALL of us! So there.
We're happy to let you know that the Michael Shay Band (Alex Coke, Doug
Marcis, Elizabeth Suggs, Wayne Sutton, and Steve Zirkel) will be
playing an early show this Monday the 11th at the wonderful Cactus Cafe. It
is a free show, and starts at 8pm with Wayne playing a short acoustic
set of his own material. (http://www.waynesdonkey.com).
I really like what Michael wrote above about a fan of his. The reason being is that it reminds me of a quote I once wrote. (See Below…it
ends with “it’s your world too!”) I first heard Michael at Ruta Mayas and went back for seconds on the 4th of July!
The second email I have spoke of came from Larissa: Sammy Hagar/Cabo Wabo Fest (Full band (WED)...just upbeat Pop/Rock with a Jazz
(LARISSA & the band) at the pop/rock (Sammy Hagar/Cabo Wabo contest) fest
at the Velvet Spade this Wednesday , July 13th.
Come out to Rock out!! And Support!! :-)
Tell everyone you know!!
The first band starts at 9 pm, and We start at 10:00 pm.
912 Red River
Austin, TX 78701
Rumor has it that they're located between 9th and 10th street over by Stubbs
CAll them for directions or Questions at (512) 482-8404
Don't go by the MapQuest Directions...they're way off track!
Larissa is also wonderful to hear! Really sucks that I am unable to go to this show of hers (kicking my can!). Get’s worse I think I have a job
on first Thursday as well. If you have not heard Larissa you will appreciate taking the time to do so. She truly has the voice of an angel!
Not sure if I can make this one or not! Wish I could have made it to the Willie Graham benefit that was held about a week ago.
Before closing I want to let you know that Jes has sent his latest update along with some photos! You’re going to love them. They brought
me a big laugh that’s for sure. The updates on today’s home page are from old Art Flicks. I made this for a friend at the Alligator Grill so
some of it is geared toward the Alligator and other cool hangouts of ours! Think I may use the photo’s of Larissa, Michael, and a handful of
other musicians captured at Blues on the Green last Week (Pinetop Perkins was great!!!) for my next flick. Hmmmm! So many photos and
so little time…smiling! Have a good one friends! Wesley
Email: Jes the adventurer Picture Update
From: Wesley Balli [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 12:17 AM
To: Jes Garcia
Subject: Re: Pics!
VeRy kEwL Jes! I will get them published as soon as I doctor them up for ya!
Jes Garcia wrote:
These were taken on a day trip to Amsterdam w/ Cheryl (from Glasgow) just
yesterday (Thursday)...more on that trip in my next update. Enjoy!!! Peace
Journal: 7 July 05 4:20
Hi! ( : Hope everyone is well. I am finally getting around to publishing the Art Flick I finished Tuesday! I had planned to update everything
this morning but fell asleep in the chair in hopes of sleeping off a headache. It worked! ( :
Past few days have been a nice break. My Son and I have been on the go since his return from visitation with his mother. We were so tired
yesterday we decided to stay in the AC rather than spend a day at a river. Same applies to today I guess. We were going to crash Krause
Springs but I ended up sleeping most of our day away. My bad!!!
When I woke up him and his friend were hyped. They began writing a story called “War of the Gods!” LoL… My son loves to write and his
friend is proving to be a very talented artist behind the pencil. I read the first chapter that they typed up and printed out and was shocked to
find that together they can be very creative (Proud Pops! Smiling!!!)
Today’s flick (Fly-by-Night) is about 25 Art photos in length (I decided to share on this home page today). Tried watching one of my flicks
through dial up yesterday while at a friends and got ticked off when it would not play. Not sure if it was the dial up or her computer. I think it
may have been a little bit of both.
While at her house yesterday (Buda) we enjoyed a nice afternoon rain shower (top right photo!). To bad the rain dried before it hit the
ground…lol. Wish it had lasted longer. It only rained for about 10 minutes, if even that!
After the rain passed we headed to the “Blues on the Green” at Zilker Park. PineTop, Gary Clark, Jimmy Vaughn and a handful of other
excellent blues musicians were tearing up the green with their harmony. This was the first show on the green that I have been to since it
began a few weeks ago. I will definitely return but this time I am going to dress a bit more appropriately. “It was hot as hell!”
Well, publishing these photos will take me a few so I need to say bye again. Enjoy the flick and if I do not get back hear before the
weekend, I hope you have a wonderful one! Respectfully, Wesley
Email: 5 July 05 12:15 AM
Fireworks were cool Jes! My Son and I went to the Alligator Grill and played some pool then ended up at Opal Divines for the fireworks.
After that we went to Ruta Mayas to play some chess and jam to Michael Shay. I’m working on the fireworks now. I was about 10 miles away
so I need to do some doctoring up (Art that is!). Check out the home page tomorrow. I think I may stay up awhile to publish what I have
before climbing into some cold soft Egyptian cotton bedding. Talk to ya soon bro'!
Jes Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
enjoy the fireworks and I look forward to seeing some pics...I forget it's the 4th until u reminded me...remember the Dutch don't do it so...it's
just another day...thanks for adding the address...give everyone my love and then hug yourself a big one...I dig your poem style dude...
Email: 4 July 05 12:48pm
Done deal Bro'! I wrote this for my next Art Flick at Ruta Mayas this morning while shooting the breeze with Drake and Glen! Do you like it?
(To be published for the rest of you Austinuts in a day or so! Depends on how involved my minds eye goes when creating the Art for it! I
have decided to use exotic animals, sculptures, and Body Art of Austinuts kewl enough to allow me to photograph them!)
NICE 4th of July morning hear in Austin Jes! Nice breeze coming in from the south with a cold front behind it. It is supposed to get Texas a
little bit of rain but will miss us hear in Austin.
The reason I say it is SOOOO nice today is Saturday and Sunday were in the 100's (BRUTAL). Friday was the first day to break 100 I'm
told. Drag eh! If we do not get rain soon we will all have to migrate to Lake Travis for a swim (Unless you like chlorine all over your body!)
While at Hamilton Pool last week they closed the pool due to high levels of bacteria. We were only there like 10 minutes and they would not
give us a refund. I was “pissed!!!” $16.00 bones down the tubola!!! We ended up at Camp Ben Mc Cullough. That will be history in another
week or so!
I plan to go to Ruta Mayas this evening to watch the fire works and will send you some photos. I can hardly wait! I want to photograph the
fire works "really" bad. The last time I did something like this was about 2 years ago while in Dallas Texas.
Melanie and "D" are going to get a canoe and watch the fireworks while floating in the middle of Town Lake. Awesome idea! If I had a water
proof camera that’s where I would most certainly be.
Got to fly bro’! I’ll post your address on the opposite side of your intro. Jes the Adventurer Ciao! Wesley
Email: 3 July 05 10:45 P
Kewl update bro! Sorry to hear you got a cootie bug from the Scots...lol! Love your ideas on the Jes Page! Be sure to let me know if
something does not look right. I have a very large monitor and some computers will not show the page properly. I usually do not find out
until I go to Comp USA for supplies and stuff. I always check the page from their computers when Im there. I like the idea about selling the
photos but until I can link my bank into the site and stuff I am unable to do this. That and Uncle Sams Taxes. I still have a lot to learn.
Eventually I do plan to do this with some of my Art to keep up with supplies and to save money for the event I hope to sponsor in the future.
Seems like a million years away but my dreams are not. They live within me everyday. Glad to hear you are well and even happier to hear
about your improving skills in the kitchen.
I went by Ruta Mayas today and took a few photos that I am attaching to this mail. It is Melanie and Dustin! You’re going to like the one I
took of Melanie. She pulled your photo off the beer cooler, held it up, and gave me/you an ear to ear grin. She's so great! I am also
attaching some Art I made of the Capital that I photographed today prior to going to Rutas.
Glad you liked the Art Flick I sent you. More to come but I need to figure out what I want to work on next. I am thinking about dedicating the
next to body art, pets (snakes, spiders, scorpions, yata yata), and river art (sculptures). Well, I need to be getting back to some art! Have a
great week and try not to get the sniffy's anymore. Peas! Wesley
Journal & Flick: July 1 2005 12:10 pm
Afternoon Friends! Almost time to crash the weekend! I’m sure you are ready! I think I am going to crash Zilker this afternoon. I had a blast
yesterday listening to about 7-8 Austinites beat on their bongos while I built some rock sculptures. I took some really cool pics that I plan to
share at a later date.
Now that I have my entire house work done and my brunch on the stove its time to publish the flick I completed this morning. Most of the Art
photos were taken on 6th street of some great musicians. Not sure of the names but most of them are local. I have not been going to 6th
street because the last time I went (alone) I was leaving a club and got jacked.
Some joker clocked me from the side in a dark alley, put a hole in my lip, ganked my jacket which had my wallet in it and bolted. I came
through a few seconds later to discover I had just got my A$$ kicked…lol! Sucks! Thanks God I didn’t have my camera with me (It was in
California!). I decided at that point to “not” go downtown alone with my equipment.
I am missing my friends that work on 6th at some killer clubs so I decided to make this flick with all photos taken both this year and last while
down on 6th. Toward the end I have a few that were taken at Ruta Mayas, Zilker Gardens, and New Bayden (Relatives Home
Land…Farmers and Cattle folk!).
Well I need to cut this short because my buddy is waiting on my breakfast tacos that I made close to 30 minutes ago…lol! If you do not have
any plans yet for the 4th check out Ruta Mayas. Carolyn in Wonderland will be playing along with Michael Shay and it’s a great spot to
catch the fireworks without fighting a hundred thousand elbows. See ya there! ( : Peace out and have a great weekend. Wesleco
Journal: 30 June 05
Hello friends! Hope everyone is well today in mind and spirit. My day is blessed. As usual I am happy to say. This is because I woke up
today in tune with myself and my thoughts.
I had a funny dream last night! I can not remember it all in detail but it cracked me up. About a month ago a dear friend of mine and I made
a pinky pack. We both agreed to not cut our hair and allow it to grow long enough (10 inches) to contribute/donate to a very special
organization known as Locks of Love (I think that’s the name…scratching head!) The organization uses the hair to make wigs for children
who have cancer.
In my dream I was watching myself walk to Lu Lu’s (A friend of mine who has a salon in Buda). My hair (which is still short) was very long,
curly, and extremely thick. I used to have long hair when in high school and when long it is “very” curly! Once in the salon, my friend Lu
(Lucetta) put my hair in a pony tail and cut it off. Upon completion of this, she began to prepare it for a free cut, but I stopped her.
At that very moment I am standing in my own bathroom holding my buzzer looking at myself. In one hand I held my buzzer and the other
hand was planted on my freshly shaven bald head.
This dream is very symbolic to me. It makes me realize just how important this is for me to do and how wonderful it will make me feel. It also
tells me that I need to shave my head after I donate my hair…lol. Hmmmmmmm! Interesting concept! A bald Balli! Tee Hee!
The art photos on today’s home page are from the flick “Rogation Day”. Yesterday while at a friends (prior to going to Hamilton Pool for a
swim) I tried to show him this flick on his Mac but was unable to. Apparently he needs to download a free plug-in (more info on this later!) in
order to watch it. Mac needs this to convert files that are in windows format. In addition to this many of my friends do not have the luxury of
DSL and are unable to see the flicks. This is a drag eh! Anyway, all of the Art on today’s page are from this flick and the writings
superimposed on the art are hyque that I wrote about angels. Hope you likes.
Im about 8-9 photos away from completing my next hyque lyric flick, so until I have it ready, you Austinuts stay real. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 28 June o5
Evening! Hope your day was pleasing and that you’re ready for hump day tomorrow. Highlight of my day came when I heard from Jes the
Adventurer. Check out his page (Jes the Adventurer) and read about his adventurous weekend. (Whew!) Trains, Plains and
Automobiles…SMACKING FOR HEAD! Makes my tummy swim!
Today’s Art Lyric Flick in the journal & art section (Rogation Day) is a hyque writing that speaks of Angels! I came up with it last night while
preparing to call it a night. I started playing around with hyque a few weeks ago. I have a new friend (another writer) who spends a great
deal of his time at local water spots meeting and obtaining thoughts of others. He has collected some “incredible thoughts” of people
ranging in all ages (As young as a 7 year old).
Most of the photo art was taken here in South Austin, Central Austin, and Camp Ben McCullough. Upon completion of this I wrote another
that will accommodate another 20 to 25 photo’s. Not sure what I plan to title it yet. I began searching through old folders of down town night
life (I miss all my friends down there!) and decided to use 20-25 photo’s of some really talented local musicians that I have photographed in
about 10 to 15 different music venues. Until then…Ciao! Respectfully, Wesleco
Email: 27 June 05
"Thanks Michael!" I appreciate the update bro'! I'll see you again before you head out to Colorado. I was at Ruta Mayas for a a few to hear
Carolyn but had to blaze over to the Alligator to catch Larissa. I'll keep my calendar open for the 4th or the 11th. Love your music "and"
your style bro! Thanks for sharing at Ruta Mayas! I am attaching a piece of Art I created with you and your music at heart! Hope you likes!
From: "Michael Shay"
Subject: June 27, July 2, JULY 4, and July 11 KUT / Cactus Cafe
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 02:06:23 -0700
Here are quite a variety of gigs to check out:
Monday June 27 @ 10pm at Ruta Maya, free show with the Michael Shay
Band (Alex Coke, Doug Marcis, Wayne Sutton, Steve Zirkel). Carolyn
Wonderland and Matt Hubbard play at 7pm
Saturday July 2 @ 10 am, Michael Shay solo at the Farmer's Market, 4th
Saturday July 2 @9pm, Michael Shay solo, opening for Danny Schmidt's CD
release at the Cactus Cafe
Satruday July 2 @ 10:30-11:30 pm, MIchael Shay, Raphael Bas, Ponder
East, Doug Marcis, and Steve Zirkel play for the Body Choir Benefit, a
DANCE extravaganza all night. 7 bucks
Monday July 4 @ 10pm, Michael Shay band, free show at Ruta Maya, a
GREAT PLACE TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS!
Monday July 11 @ 12noon, MIchael Shay Band goes on KUT 90.5 fm,
Eklektikos with John Ailee. Please tell your friends to listen in!
Monday July 11 @ 8pm, Michael Shay Band at CACTUS CAFE, Wayne Sutton
opens. FREE, EARLY SHOW!
Michael will be on tour in Colorado in August. Check the website for
Hi James! Great to hear you’re busy and wish I could have been there to hear you rock the house with that Les Paul. I'm sure everyone
else loved ya! Wish you still lived in Austin Bro! I still have hopes of visiting but financially I am at a stand still. I am keeping alive the dream
brother. Keep ranching and enjoy those mountains. WOW! Shooting star show from your roof top! You’re killing me man. You need to buy
a camera...lol. Which photo did I send you? I will need to resize it to accommodate your printing capabilities. Peace, Wesley
Subject: Miss Ya!
Hi Diana! Sorry I'm so belated with this response. Ive been a little bee here the past few days. I guess your on your way back from Vegas
right now. I hope it went well and that your friend had a memorable and wonderful wedding. I'm without a cell again but will check my
messages periodically from a land line. I jumped out of the car to take a photo of a train on Anderson Sunday morning about 4 am and a
car ran over my cell...lol! I give up on them things girl! Thats the 4th one in the past 8 months...lol. (smaking forhead!) Talk to ya soon
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:22:34 -0700
Subject: LARISSA solo's at the Alligator Grill (Mon. Happy Hour)
Hear LARISSA solo:
Monday, June 27th at the Alligator Grill (on S. Lamar)
for acoustic Happy Hour on the Deck (5:30-8:30pm)
Subject: Burn Out Bright
Hi Matt! I have been listening to your CD (Burn Out Bright) this morning and wanted to take a moment to commend your brilliance as an
Artist. Your music “totally” sends out positive radiant energy that I pick up on.
Like yourself I am an Artist and a Musician who has not come out of his shell. I love to play my guitar and sing and by listening to your music
this morning it gave me an edge. A boost needed to keep my spirit and dream alive. I love to share my photography art and my music but
have a harder time sharing my music. Lack of confidence I think.
Well, I love your CD and will more than likely listen to it all day as I will be here at the computer creating my next Art Lyric Flick to publish on
my website today. LoL Yeah…I like it that much! ( :
I would “love” to use one of your favourite songs as the background music. Got any ideas! Peace be with your day brother! Respectfully,
Journal: 26 June 05 11:40 am
Greetings! Well, the mornings over ( : Kind of a drag! That means Monday is a little closer… My weekend has been wonderful. My Son and
I went camping at Camp Ben Friday night with a few other friends. While there we met some other musicians and stayed up until the wee
hours of the am playing our guitars, singing, and hitting the bongos. Great night! The only downfall of our trip was to discover how much
the river has dropped. You can still swing from the rope swing but in about a week or so that will be history. “WE NEED RAIN!”
Friday morning I overheard on channel 8 news (I hardly “ever” watch TV) of an event at the Continental Club called the Willie Graham
Benefit. (When I do have the TV on I “always” have it on Channel 8.) I have photographed and enjoyed Willies music on more than one
occasion and was shocked to hear that his Son has a rare hip disease ) :
I knew I would not be able to attend the benefit so I decided to create a piece of art to donate toward the cause. When I have attended
functions like this in the past I would photograph, print, and sell 4x6 postcards to other Austinites for $5.00 each to donate toward the
cause at hand.
Knowing I would not be able to attend I zoomed to Comp USA to buy some 13x19 Glossy Photo paper, some photo magenta for my Canon
Inkjet Printer, and a frame that would accommodate the size of the print (which was rather difficult to find!) One that I could afford that is.
The photo art I created is called Continental Illusions. The art consist of a 5-layer enhanced piece of photo art. There are 4 musicians
superimposed over the image of the entrance door of the Continental Club (you get to guess which musicians…Tee Hee! If you hang out at
the Continental or 6th street you will know who they are ( : All musicians are Local Artist who are very talented and were photographed at
the Continental Club last year prior to my decision of creating a site to capture my memories by journalising.
My idea was to leave it with Steve (the owner) and let him decide how it could best be utilized for raising money to help Willie and his family.
Once there, I was directed to a space (Bella Flora I think? Creative Floral @ Event Design) that was dedicated to nothing but Art and such
for a silent auction (did not know about the silent auction until I got there).
They had some “great” Art, Guitars, Tickets, and complimentary packages from many businesses and photographers in and around the
Austin area. VERY, VERY KEWL! My Art was to start its bidding at $100 and I am anxious to know if I was able to help Willie raise
something toward the well being of his child. They asked me if I would allow it to sell on E-BAY if it was not purchased. Apparently you have
the option of getting it back. I told them “no”…I wanted it to go toward the cause! One of the gentlemen that was helping to organise
everything said “RIGHT ON MAN!” He was a very pleasant person, wish I had gotten his name. (I think it may have been Harper Ferguson,
a co-owner of Bella Flora.)
I prayed for Willie’s Son last night while sleeping under the stars. I also prayed for mine. My heart goes out to Willie and his family.
Apparently they “thought” they had insurance but upon asking for assistance discovered that the insurance company had filed a Chapter 7.
MAJOR BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPIN’ DRAG!!!
Well, time for me to say Adios. I am about 3 hours away from completing 20-25 pieces of photo Art that will be used in my next Art lyric Flick
(Bringeth up Upon). I’m a few days behind because this past week has been very busy. Hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday and a
wonderful closure into Monday. Respectfully, Peace out! WB
Journal: 22 June 05 Time: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Hello Dear Friends! Busy week for us both I’m sure. Can you believe that tomorrow is “ALREADY” FRIDAY!
Sheeeesh!?! The past few days have been great. When not at work I have been spending some time at Zilker Park,
Alligator Grill (Next to Rockin Tomatoes on Lamar), and Rokin’ Tomatoes (Next to Alligator Grill on Lamar)…tee
Zilker has been a blessing! The drive close, the water cold, and the Austinites even cooler. By going to this special
spot that I have built a million memories and fun times at as a child and as a teenager I have reunited with a great
click of new found friends that befriended myself at both Camels Hole and Twin Falls. I’m always telling new found
friends not to worry…we will see one another again…”It’s a small Town!”. Lol! I guess the reason I am sharing this
is because genuine folks are at times far and few between, but not for me! They are abundant and around each and
every corner of our space. What I have learned through my own experience and from those whom have shared their
wisdom with me is that “good folks” are everywhere! The folks that are judgemental or untrusting for whatever
reason miss out on the opportunity to meet and establish some beautiful relationships. Easier said than done I admit
(It has taken 36 years for me to escape my shell)! Austin has such a diverse community that it can tend to be a bit
intimidating at times. Lol! Reminds me of a past relationship I was in with this Sunshine! Prior to our relationship she
was involved with this “huge SCAREY pro wrestler dude (WWF) and I remember her telling me that his looks
were, yes, intimidating but even more deceiving. He was in personality and in characteristic one of the nicest pussy
cats you could ever have the pleasure of knowing. LOL! Love ya’ BD!!!! (God rest your soul dear brother and
thanks for keeping in touch within my dream world friend!)
As for the Alligator…last night I ate dinner there after getting trashed by our Texas Sunshine at Zilker! I was starved
and a friend of mine took the honours of ordering for myself and 2 other friends. He works there and knows all the
killer stuff to order and wanted to turn us on to a “killer” sammich! (I think it was a Philly!) I ate it so fast that I am
having trouble remembering…lol! Bottom line is…..”Yummy Nummy for My Tummy!”
I have some photography to share, today and in future Art Flicks, of my friend eating his sammich and of a few
“great Musicians” who were performing on the outside deck. Writing about them right now is bringing images into
my mind of their performance which is in turn helping me to remember just how great these Cats were! 4 person
band with a Female Vocalist, awesome pianists, guitarist, and bass! Hmmmmmmmmmmm! Name escapes me!?! ) :
I miss my laptop! (It was ganked from my car when I was at a country picking party across the street from Polvos
about 3 months ago! ) : I used to journalise on the spot with this laptop while listening to music at the venues that
would allow me to! Im to lazy to hand write my thoughts on the spot but type on a keyboard like a Piano! Sniffy
Sniff! Come APD find my Lap Top!!! LOL!
In closing I want to speak of a very “real” and “hot” place to hang at! “ROKIN’TOMATOES!” The staff is “way
cool” and “WAY GENUINE!” I ate my first pizza from the RT’s last Friday! One of my family members wanted
to order a Pap Johns and I objected! We ended up ordering the tomatoes due to my stubbornness and I’m glad I
held my ground. I ate leftovers for 3 days!!! “Yummy Nummy for my Tummy!’ LOL… I need to get up there on a
Thursday evening because they have”great” Karaoke! I was able to here their karaoke last Wednesday (they do it on
Thursdays but rearranged to accommodate the game). The cat running the karaoke show was together! I know “a
lot” of DJ’s and have photographed many karaoke shows around town! Once I have a little more info. on this DJ
(with his permission) I will most assuredly share his talent with you.
Well, I still have email to weed through, deeply needed art to create (I’m way behind), and other mental thoughts to
weed through! You folks stay real and have a “GREAT” closure into your weekend! PS: Go to Camp Ben Mc
Cullough this weekdend! They have a carnival for kids and the annual re-enactment of the Rebel/Conferderate battle!
Yeah! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 20 June 05 7:30 am
Morning Grumpier! Smiling! Jus’ kidding! Hope your weekend was filled with good times. Mine rocked! I had a wonderful time with my kiddo,
got to see my Pops, and a “ton” of other dear family members! Todays Art flick (Faintheartedness) has some of these memories along with
a dozen others I have made over the past few months. When I began this story on Friday I had not planned on the unexpected opportunity
of photographing some very special members of my family. I decided very early this morning (4am) that I wanted to use some of these
photos for art so I could email them to my Pops and my Aunts! Yesterday was a very special memory for me friends.
One very special picture you will see in this Art flick is of my Grand Pa and Grand Ma Balli. They both passed while I was very young but
when my Aunt Corina presented the photo to me two very special memories flooded my mind (smiling).
I remember spending afternoons with my Grandfather when I was about 5-6 (Not sure on my age!?! I’m guessing!) he would take me with
him to clean the Church (Somewhere!?!) and while he would clean I remember running through the isles yelling “Grand Pa Grand Pa!”. The
echo of my voice in the empty cathedral would get me very excited and he would become tickled and laugh at me!
The second memory is of my Grand Ma! Every time my father would take me to visit her, we would walk into their home, and she would
“literally sprint” down the entire length of the hall way (which seemed as long as a 440) screaming “Leonard Baby!” (First name! tee hee!). I
remember in the beginning (a customary thing for her to do upon seeing me…lol) it would frighten me because she was screaming and
each time she would reach her little bundle of joy she would “pinch” the heck out of little “Leonard’s” cheeks…"ouchy dinky dawa"...lol!
There are "many" other memories that came back to me yesterday, but to document them all will have to come in time. Some are good and
some are painful, but now that they have come back to me I will "never" let them escape me again.
She loved me so much! Writing about these two periods of time in my life helps me to realize just how much “Family” means to me and just
how much not being able to ever get to know them hurts. It makes me see the importance of keeping face (staying in touch) with all of my
cousins, Aunts and Uncles. They were blessed with the opportunity of sharing years with two folks whom I lost at a very young age. Two
parents who still live within each and every one their hearts. If any of you guys are reading this right now I want to say, “I love all of you very
Journal & Flick: 17 June 05 9:10 am
Top of da’ morning to ya! Alas we enter another Friday. This week flew for me! Actually this whole year has flown. Thought I would sleep in
today because I was up till about 3:30 am working on the Art Lyric flick I am about to publish ( Don't Wanna Quit). The lyrics in this flick I
wrote both last year and this year. I have a ton of things to weed through and many times I will add new thoughts or change what I already
have. This flick actually came from bits and pieces of 4 to 5 different Poems, Songs, and Letters that I had collecting cobwebs.
The photography art consist of musicians, pets, hotrods, Gueros, Lake Way (Aunt Tillies…scrathing head?) and cool austinites who
befriended me. Because I tend to forget things from time to time I am writing a mental note of area in the bottom left hand corner of the
photo’s I “do” remember! It feels good to remember things ( : All of this repetition with my Art, Lyrics, and daily creations of what my third
eye comes to see is helping me (I think). Im very excited over this because the thought of losing and forgetting things on a daily basis is
Takes my train of thought back to a past relationship (of 3 years). Whenever my Sunshine and I would go somewhere “she” would “always”
drive because she would get us there faster by not getting lost or taking a wrong turn. She used to tease me because I was born and
raised in Austin and would “still” get lost. She knew the town better than I and had only lived here for several years. Back then I would think I
was dumb or something because of this cold handicap of forgetfulness. What I came to learn is that it was the result of the memory lapses
that were then what I would have to say not frequent enough for me to realize or notice. Actually it was not until I looked at photo’s I had
taken with my Son during his early years that memories had escaped me. Weird I would think! “I don’t remember going to Disney World!”
How do you forget something like that I thought. Oh well…. I say now what I said then! “Life Goes On!” ( :
Have a great weekend friends and I may or may not be back for a few days. Not sure yet. I have my kiddo this weekend and we plan to
crash a few parties…tee hee! Just kiddin! Today we “are” going to crash a Bat Man movie….lol! Have a great day and thanks for dropping
by! Respectfully, Wesley)
Journal, & Flick: 17 June 05 19:46 pm
Hello “homefolk!” Wonderful day today eh! I have spent “all” of mine thinking about you, my art, the world, yata’ yata’ yata’! giggle! The
majority of my day (aside from yakking with friends) has been creating today’s new art flick (A Better Person).
This flick is something that is extremely important to me. The well-being and development of my Sons Character is what led to this creation.
About a month ago I was going to give him a pounding for getting in trouble at school, but was able to see outside my circle prior to taking
any action. What I decided for both his well-being and my own sanctity is that isolation (grounding & whoopins’) is pollution…. Of the mind!
Instead I took him to a favourite river spot known as “Twin Falls!” I told him that folks real and genuine enough to walk down to the spot we
were at are tribunal in a pure way. I then gave him a spiral and asked him to “go” and “make” some new friends. He was to announce to
each new “genuine” friend what he had done to escape his education allowing him to even be there at that time of day. After his
explanation he was to kindly ask each new friend (mostly col. Students enjoying their break) for a thought of their own. The subject at hand!
“How can I be a better person?” Today’s flick consist of words that are not only my son’s interpretation of what he collected, but are the
thoughts, mentalities of genuine neighbours whom we share our wonderful town with. Part 1 of ? ...He collected half a spiral of thoughts...
Journal, Flick and Dream: 14 June 05 3:30 am
Hi Kathy! Hope all is well! It's about 3:30 am right now. Normally I would be sound asleep, but I'm a dreamer and often awake from crazy
dreams. This morning I awoke from a very disturbing dream. It troubles me because it was about a person and a time that I have worked
very hard to put behind me.
Periodically when awaking from these dreams I will document them as to not forget them (the one's I like that is). This one I would like to
forget, but feel the need to share or write about it. Hopefully by doing this it will bring the balance I presently seek within my feeble mind.
The reason I am sending this is because I consider you a friend along with the others I am attaching this mail to. That and while making
some Art a little while ago I came across that picture I took at Chuy's of you and your husband. I can not send this mail to everyone
because I have to many friends. I will send the picture taken at Chuy's to you soon, but not to everyone else. The photo attached to this is
some art I created the other day of a photo I took at the Green Belt (Twin Falls).
It is all these friends that will join us when I have the support to sponsor "A Day in The Sun!" (Musical benefit for the American Cancer
Now for Therapy 101: Last year a person hurt me very badly and in retaliation or what I thought was a means of escape I hurt myself and
my family more than I could have ever possibly have imagined. Demons area a bad thing and can make you lose focus of "everything" that
is important in your life.
This person I thought I loved was very abusive emotionally, but at the same time was an expert at putting me back on my pedestal after
crushing me emotionally. I was too blind to see it as a form of abuse then, but now I am aware of the fact that it was abuse.
I have worked very hard for a year now to put this time and this person behind me, but occasionally I am reminded of her or this period of
time in my dreams. I "hate" these dreams. For me to say "hate" is rare and troubles me, but in heart I honestly do hate them.
I’m in an elevator that has no numberd floors and I am trying to figure out how I can get it to stop. The elevator, I can feel, is going down
and with each floor it passes I hear a ding, and become "very" troubled when it will not stop.
I look above my head to see if there is an escape door and discover that there is not one. In addition to this, I find that the ceiling is a
mirror. The only problem is the reflection in the mirror is not my own.
It is the reflection of the Sunshine who burned me. I wave as to gain her attention, but she is unaware that I am there. She is sitting on a
couch and screaming at something that is not within my sight. There is a monkey sitting next to her and periodically she grabs the monkey
by the tail and swings it toward the direction of her scream.
I become very scared and fall to my knees for a prayer of escape from this horrible trap that I am in. As soon as I fall to my knees, I feel the
elevator abrubptly stop, everything goes pitch black, and deathly silent. I am relieved for this because the screaming stopped and search
through a back pack I have for a flash light. Once I find the flashlight I turn it on and reluctantly point it above my head to see if she is still
there. She is not! This time I see my own reflection and the monkey is sitting on my shoulder. I am staring back at myself and the monkey
and begin to cry as I discover that the monkey and I have no mouth.
Needless to say, it was this that brought me out of my sleep. I’m not quite sure what all of this means, but what I think I know is that there is
still a heavy place in my heart that I am unable to let go of (scar). I think it means that I am uncertain of my ability to trust or care for a
significant other. This scares me because I do have a very large heart. I dunno', Im very confused right now and It may take me a few hours
of Art, music and thought to fully or partly understand the meaning behind this wacky dream.
In closing, I just want to say I appreciate your friendship and your good person. Have a wonderful day and thank you for being a person
that I am honoured to say I have as a friend. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 13 June 05 10:16
Hello dear friends! Hope your weekend was as appreciative as my own. Normally I would have crashed a river somewhere, but had to work
both Saturday and Sunday. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Yesterday a friend of mine invited me to attend a CD
Release/Listening Party of Daniel Link’s “Color of Rain”. (DanielLink.com). Brilliant artist and very genuine person. The party was held in
North Austin at the Eye Contact Art: Studio. The icing on the cake was the Art. “Awesome!” You really need to check out this artist if you
appreciate a talented painter. This Artist (Josh Garcia) not only has a third eye but is extremely creative in utilizing his artistic imagination
and talents. Yesterday while looking at his work I thought to myself how “wonderful” it would be to have his Artistic talent behind a brush. I
love my Art and I get a little better with it with each week/month that slips by, but to compare my work to his would truly be a dream come
Eye Contact Art: Studio (www.eyecontactart.com) is not only one of the “coolest” hangouts that I have had the pleasure of photographing,
but are also a camaraderie of very wonderful Austinites. The studio is what I would define as a jack of all trades! They specialize in Graphic
Design, logos, posters, cards, fine art, banners, and stickers.
I can hardly wait to take my work to them for cards, posters, and stickers! This will come to pass in the near future (I hope…single parenting
can break ya!). These folks truly made a great impression upon me and have by far earned my loyalty and respect. Im a bubba and do not
get out to North Austin very often, but now that I know where some of the coolest cats hang out in North Austin I "will" return. In addition to
this they have a Deli. Trip eh! Art, food, cool folks! Couldn’t ask for much more I don’t think…lol! Well, I have to close because I have a ton
of work to go through. Take care dear friends and have a blessed and prosperous week! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 11 June 05 9:30 am
Hi friends! Hope all of you are ready to enjoy your Saturday! I think I am going to take it easy today and spend it working on Art, reading,
and writing. I have a ton of new photography that I am aching to get my eyes/Art on.
Todays art lyric flick is from another past poetry song. I had to cut some out due to vulgarity but I think you will get the idea upon watching
it. The photography art was captured in and around Austin. (Twin Falls, Camels Hole, Camp Ben, and just driving around.)
One small story I would like to share pertains to the cute little ferret that is being held up in the beginning of the story. This little guy belongs
to a very genuine friend of mine who lives in the wilderness. He is very young and very happy with his life situation. I have known him for
several months now and upon meeting him he asked if he could spin my nun-chucks! (I was training at Camels Hole one day!) Reluctantly I
agreed but only after he assured me he could do so without hurting himself or anyone else around us. There were about 5 of us! Anyway,
he was very good and I learned (from him) that he has spent several years living in a buddist temple studying their Art and their ways.
This Art Flick is short but direct to the point. I was very angry (hurt) last year when I wrote this. I really don’t get angry…I get my feelings
hurt…then I get mean. It may seem like I am angry but it is just a cover up to hide my sensitivity. Strange but true!
I also received an email from Larissa today. I have decided to publish it in todays journal here so you can hopefully get the chance to hear
her. She is “awesome” solo, so I can imagine what she can do with her artistic peers. Have a beautiful day and a safe weekend friends.
Subject: WED. Full Band w/ Backup Singer!!
Come hear the LARISSA'S Full Band WITH our back-up singer, Christin on Wednesday!!
Wed. Jun 15, 2005
Alligator Grill (on S. Lamar)
Journal & Flick: 9 June 05 9:20 am
Morning! Well here we are @ Thursday already! Hope everyone has been staying real this week. Last night I had a dream about catching
croppie so I think Im going to dig my tackle out of the garage and do some fishing in Wimberley. I lived there for about 6 years when
married and know of a dozen hot spots to fish and swim. Many of the places are private and inaccessible but it helps to know people…you
know! Lol! Might end up at Camp Ben Mc Cullough. Advantage of Camp Ben is when you get hungry Salt Lick is right across the street.
Tee Hee! Closer and a lot of fun as well. Lots of fish as well! Hmmmmm! Either way Im sure I will have a big fisherman story for ya’ when I
return. LOL NOT! I suck at fishing! Patience is a key which I have none of.
Ohhh! The other day while at Twin Falls the City of Austin came down and started video taping everyone. Wonder if they got the officer
who was writing tickets too. LOL Anyway, a gentleman (Video/TV Production Manager) approached a group of new and old friends. I was
playing guitar, singing, and we had some bongos going. He asked if we would allow him to video tape us for some movie he was making for
Channel 16 and for the upcoming Council Meeting. Apparently some member is retiring and this particular member used to enjoy Twin
Falls. We agreed and he agreed to mail me a CD copy of it. He will be mailing it to me soon and I will publish it on this Web Site. First I need
to ask him though. Never seen myself on TV…TEEHEE! Anyway…
I have a new Art Lyric Photo Flick to share with you today. I like this one a lot, because I am learning that when working on these stories
they have become a new source of balance for me. Somewhat like meditation I guess. Not to mention it is “a LOT” of fun. A brief rundown
on what this story means: It is actually a Poetry Song that I wrote to a bestfriend. A woman whom I was (thought I was) in love with (co-
dependent rather). A 3 year relationship caused me to push out all the friends in my life including myself and my music (I was at her every
beckon and call…LOSER!). She did not enjoy hearing me play and sing so I hung my music up for about 3 years. Pathetic eh! Anyway, one
day after 3 years of infatuation she closed a door on me. I can not go into details due to the mere fact that I respect others and it would not
be fair to her. We both had our demons and issues which brought the two of unbalances within ourselves. When she closed her door she
did it cold turkey and this totally freaked me out. For 3 years I had only one person that I would depend on. When I was excited who would I
call? When I was sad who would I call? My best friend! Well without warning my best friend became my worst nightmare. I wrote this one day
with these thoughts in mind, but never sent it. Never will either, but in watching it maybe it can bring you some balance as it did me.
I’m working on so much stuff right now that I really need to cut this short and get to work. Need to be on the road by eleven if I’m going to
catch some fishies and eat em’! Fresh crappie off a decent fire is to die for. ( : Have a great day friends! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 7 June 05 11:00 am
Greetings! Well, the Twins is no longer swim-able! I was there this morning and the falls are no longer flowing. This means ear ache, so if
you decide to jump in don’t stay under long! I also discovered last night that not all of those cool little water snakes are harmless. While
catching a craw daddy last night a “HUGE.BLEEPIN.MOCOSSIN.SNAKE” frocking almost gave me a hernia. I catch the harmless water
snakes all the time but now Im spooked! Fangs HURT! LOL
I am getting ready to publish a new photo story, but first I am going to update this home page with some of my past Art that jumped out at
me this morning. I have enough Art now to rotate my page daily (time permitting) so I guess I will no longer be placing the Art that I use in
the present stories on the home page. Each story consist of 25 to 30 Art photo’s. It would be nice to share everything, but just impossible. I
came across this old Art (from past Art flicks) this morning while hunting for a photo of a wonderful couple. Upon meeting this couple (at
Chuy’s) I made the observation of the uncanny resemblance the gentleman had to Elvis Presley. His wife giggled and handed me one of his
cards which read, “Elvis Impersonator!” His website is www.texaselvis.com! Check it out when you have some time.
Anyway, I was bummed out cause’ I could not locate the picture. I have too many folders and to much photography. She tried to give me a
date, but could not remember the exact. Needle in a hay sack! The upside is she invited me to photograph her husband when he plays at
Chuy’s next January on the Kings Birthday. He’s booked for nothing but private parties between now and then. Can hardly wait to hear him
jam! Which reminds me…I think I missed the Beatles performance at LBJ last night! Hmmmmm! Drag!
Well, I hope you like todays Art and I hope you like my new Lyric Art Flick! LOL! When I can afford another lap top I plan to jam at open mic
at Gino’s Bar and Grill to my stories. I love to watch them, play my guitar, and sing like there’s no tomorrow. LOL Talk to ya’ again soon!
Attention: A dear and beloved friend of mine has ventured off into the horizons over seas to back pack across a land full of beauty
(Europe). Prior to leaving we decided to share his world and his third eye by dedicating a page on my website to his adventures.
Periodically, Jes will email me his wear-abouts, adventurous tails, and his photography. In closing I want to say that Jes is by far one of the
most creative and inspiring Mentors that has ever come to befriend me. In the short time that I have known Jes he has taught me a great
deal about myself and about life.
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 03:59:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Wesley Balli" <email@example.com> View Contact Details
Subject: Re: hey bro
To: "J" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rock and Roll Bro'! I'll pass this email and announce your page to everyone today. Thanks for the email Jes and thanks for letting me know
that your doing ok. Bless you and your adventures dear Brother! Respectfully, Wesley
J <shhhhhhhhhh.com> wrote:
Wesley...here's a couple pics for ya to start off the website if u like. Right now I have very limited access to the internet still in the D/FW
area till the 16th (I fly out). My outgoing mail on spaceship doesn't recognize the wireless I am on therefore unable to send from there.
Hence, the email coming from my secondary address of yahoo...all good!!! At least I have a backup. I am however able to recieve on
spaceship.com and can view any emails on my cell when I am not able to access the internet w/ my laptop. My mom doesn't have it in Ft.
Worth and I am accessinbg now at a friends place in Dallas. Feel special...as you are only one of the few that I am taking the extra time to
email at the moment. Will catch up w/ everyone else soon. Pass on the good karma meanwhile...and my love to everyone. Peace, Jes
p.s. pop me an email and let me know if u recieved it.
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 03:16:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Wesley Balli" <email@example.com> View Contact Details
Subject: Re: (no subject)
shhhhh...that is the most wonderful feedback that I have had in a very "long" time. Thank You "so" much for the feedback! It means a great
deal to me and gives me the drive and energy that is required in maintaining my love for this website. It has become a form of therapy for
me and brings me a great deal of balance in my life. Someday I hope to use it to balance my financial burdens and to bring smiles to
families who fall victim of Cancer.
I can hardly wait to watch your husband perform. I love the guitar and I love to sing. I was filmed by some news station today while playing
with some friends at Twin Falls. I told the News Guy to email it to me and he agreed to. When he does I plan to put it on the net. Im very
excited. I have been a closet player my entire life and have never watched myself perform. Thanks again for the feedback ( :!
Do you remember what the date was when I photographed you! If so I can track down the photo and email it to you. I have so many so it
would take me 30 to 40 min. to find it without a date. Hope to see you soon and may you and your family have a blessed week.
I attached a gift for you! Photo Art for my next Art Flick! ( :
KJDshhhhhhh@shhhhhh.com wrote: Hi Wesley,
Your website is incredible. I seen a picture of us on there. I am the wife of the Elvis guy who visited with you at Chuy's one evening while
sitting at the bar. I really enjoyed the music, awesome pictures, and reading all the journals. You are truly an inspiration.
Keep up the good work,
Journal & Flick: 6 June 05 10:59 pm
Good Morning! With the exception of some really strange dreams last night and this mornings duty of some major house keeping mine has
I fell in love with a new voice last night at the Alligator Grill. Larissa truly has one of the most artistic vocals that I have heard in awhile. The
energy she emanates while performing is breathtaking. In addition to this she is perhaps one of the kindest folks that I have met lately. This
from me is a very big compliment due to the fact that I get out “a lot” and meet “many” wonderful folks each and every day of my life. This
has become a source of energy for me. We are a product of everything we encounter in this life. Be it bad or good, it still has an effect on
or person. Bad folks bring bad energy; positive life loving individuals bring strength, hope, and most of all love for life. Before I begin to
ramble to much, I just want to say that Larissa is brilliant, writes all of her own songs, and has energy that I could only dream to possess.
Check her out soon and you will understand what I am talking about. I’m not sure when or where she plays again but she usually sends me
an email so be assured that if I know about it so will you (smiling!).
There are some things I would like to share with you today, but first I want to comment on today’s flick. The lyrics you see on today’s story
are from a song I wrote called thoughts. The photography Art consist of memories built here in South Austin. Many of them are of cool
Austinites who let me have a shot of their pets and themselves. I am still leary of placing photo’s of others on the net because I do not want
to get anyone in trouble and more importantly I want no trouble. If you see a photo of a person without a set of longhorns it is because they
made a large enough impression on me to build what I call unconditional trust. I am very good at reading others and if something does not
feel right I will not use it or if I like it to much to pass by then HOOK EM’! LOL The musicians you will find in this story are of a wonderful
band that plays at the Alligator Grill (Every Tuesday). They invited me to photograph them again on Tuesday, so more than likely, that is
where I will be on Tuesday Evening. They are a wonderful band with wonderful spirit. Part of the reason I enjoy listening to them so much is
because they have a great pair of percussionist. I love percussion. When I was in 6th grade I played the trumpet and was pretty darned
good. Soon thereafter I left that behind to pick up my first electric guitar. After that my trumpet began to collect dust. Shame eh! I couldn’t
blow a horn to save my own life now…lol!
The past few weeks have been spent at several rivers (Perdenales, Green Belt, Camels Hole, and Camp Ben). By visiting all of these
places I have discovered that every available waking moment of my summer will be filled with some cool clean flowing river water. If one is
stagnant or dry then there is another to fall back on. This makes me very happy. Nature and I are best friends! She tells me that I am her
friend each on everyday of my life. She has not always been this way mind you. 6 months ago when I finally found it within my heart to
break away from several demons, and come out of my shell, I found that I was able to see things. Very strange and very intimidating to
some of the people that I meet. I am careful with what I share and chose not to share some of it at this time, but what I can say is that if you
love this earth and yourself then you will be able to see things. Trust me…you will!
One day while at the River with my Son (Camping) he awoke to something that made his mouth fall open. There is a cove that I like to sleep
at and upon his awakening I brought his attention to thousands of little mosquito size helicopter fly like insects that have a small pair of
scissor strings on their tails. They do not fly like a mosquito or a fly rather more like a helicopter. If you squint your eyes and look at them
trough the breaking sun they look like little Angels. They are only out for about an hour each morning during the sunrise. When they come
out hundreds of little sparrows spend their morning gliding in and out of the cove’s wind currents munching out on these little treats.
Beautiful site to see! After pointing this out to him, I told him I needed a nap. I spent most of the AM keeping a fire going so he would not get
cold and keeping my eyes peeled for strangers. Im very protective over my Son and could not sleep until I knew he would be safe. Anyway,
as I began to doze he whispered, “Dad…LOOK AT THAT A RED CARDINAL!) I rolled over shared a smile with him then told him, “Don’t
wake me up again bro’!” LOL When I woke up several hours later he was so excited but aggravated at the same time. He told me that the
Cardinal perched itself on the rock that I was using for a pillow and began to pick through my hair. COOL EH! Made me feel bad though
cause’ at the time my Camera was in California and I did not get to say hi to my new found friend who found me. Taught me a lesson
though. Be careful what you tell your children. Wish he had woke me up…lol!
I have a dozen other stories similar to this one but unfortunately I have other things to take care of. Keep your eyes peeled for some photo’
s of Larissa’s performance and breathtaking views of the River spots I spoke of. Hope your week is safe and genuine. Remember what I
said about surrounding yourself with good folks. It can make or break ya! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 5 June 05 10:59 pm
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Hi everyone! I just pulled in from an all-nighter at the river. This time I took my dog Patches. She loved it. I came home to this email and it
has started my Sunday off with a bang! I have been wanting to photograph Larissa for weeks now. Evertime she performs Im either working
at my other job or have been without my Third Eye (Canon Rebel). Not today though! BIG( :SMILE.
I woke up this morning to Patches barking at a stranger as he approached the rock I fell asleep on. He said, “Hey Wesley, Rise and Shine
Bro’!”. I met him yesterday very early and we spent a few hours yacking to one another. He is a houseless friend who chooses to live a life
free of electricity. His mornings are spent picking up pollution folks leave behind or forget behind when they leave the river. Good man with
a strong heart. Very interesting life he leads and very wise for his young age.
Well, Im off to the races (Art) for now and I hope all of you have a beautiful day today. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 31 May 05 1:00 pm
Hi Friends! Hope your long weekend was fun. I enjoyed mine! Captured some great memories that I will begin Art on today (time permitting).
I am dedicating the flick today to myself…tee hee! I will be 37 tomorrow and like most it is bringing me mixed emotions. We tend to analyze
ourselves on a Birthday (At least I know I do!) This will be the first Birtday for as long as I can remember that I am actually happy with my
life. That feels good but it also feels a bit strange to be honest with you. I guess after I put some more thought into it I may be able to tap
into the strange part. In doing this it will mean that I have to honest with my best friend (Me!).
I continue to have memory lapses that are very discouraging (really has me down ) : . When I play my music and sing I get very frustrated
because I can not remember everything I write. In hopes of retaining some of the songs I wrote way back when I am imposing the lyrics onto
some of my Art. By doing this and watching it I may be able to remember a little more while performing. Everything has become repetion of
success for me. By doing something in repetition I am able to master it, but only if I focus and reproduce what I do over again. I guess I
should see a doctor or something but not until I have some decent medical insurance. UH OHHHH! Im rambling again huh! Tee Hee! Well, I
have several errands to run so I need to close. Have a wonderful day and I hope you enjoy todays flick. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Art Update: 29 May 05 6:30 pm
Hello Friends! Hope your Memorial has been a Memorable Memorial Day (Try saying that 3 times real fast…lol) Mine most acertainly has! I
was headed to Lazy L&L on Friday but changed my mind at the last minute when some Friends/Neighbours invited me to Camp Ben
McCullough. If you have not been there get there fast (across the street from the Salt Lick on FM 1836). Reason being is it is a close drive
and within the next Month or so if Rain does not crash a few of our days it will be to dry to swing off a KILLER rope swing! I love Camp Ben. I
have been visiting this swim place since I was a child and it is just as great now as it was then. I’ll share some of these photo’s soon but
right now my minds eyes is swaying me to past photography captured both this year and last. Many Musicians, smiling Austinites, Visitors,
and Friends. Austin Rocks more and more with each day or year that slips by me in this crazy life. Anyway, in closing I just want to wish the
remainder of your week well and I send my heart out to both you, your friends, and your families. My kiddo is out for school so I plan to take
as much advantage of the time I have with him as possible. I miss my family. My love for this Web Site, Art, Music, and a balanced mentality
(along with my Day Job…lol, have me limited in the 24 hours of each day that we all share. To bad we have to sleep eh! Then we could get
a lot more done…lol! Take care Friends! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 27 May 05 9:30 pm
BEAUTIFUL.DAY! I just stepped in from socializing with one of my neighbors! Brilliant Man and WONDERFUL.CHEF! He teaches younguns
how to cook at one of our South Austin High Schools. In addition to his talents over the stove he has a GREENTHUMB! His Wife has an eye
for selecting plants that are survivors. INCREDIBLE! Anyway, his kiddo just donated his waist length hair (which has never been cut) to an
organization that uses donated hair to make wigs for children with Lukemia. BLOWS.ME.AWAY! His Kiddo is young and has a heart of gold.
Priceless I think. It also brings my focus back to one of the reasons I created this site. Sometime in our future (smiling) I plan to utilize my Art
and my love for what I do to benefit ACS (especially children with Lukemia!). My heart is also made of gold and when it comes to a child
fighting what scares me more than anything in the world (almost) is disease. Cancer has taken from me loved ones that are SO.DEAR.TO.
ME. I am not alone and many of us have been robbed by Cancer, but I take comfort in knowing that our friends and family watch over us
each and every moment of our lives. (Hi Aunt Rosie, Uncle Jack, Melissa, and Maxine…I.LOVE.AND.MISS.ALL.OF.YOU.SO.MUCH!)
I’m dedicating the flick I just published to all of our loved ones who are watching over us. The Art photos in this story were taken at favourite
restaurant that I enjoy (GINOS), Twin Falls, Freddies, and a few other various places. These are the last of the Kodak Prints so I am
pleased to move onto the photography captured with my Cannon. Enjoy the flick and more importantly…HAVE.A.BEAUTIFUL.SAFE.
MEMORIAL.WEEKEND! BLANCO HERE.I.COME….lol! Respectfully, Weslaco
Journal & Flick: 27 May 05 8:40 pm
Evening folks! Wow…Guess I’m slacking here! Did not realize that it has been 3 days since sharing my last thought here on the great wide
internet…lol! I’m still working on about 3 rolls of photography that was captured over the past week (Kodak point and shoot for about
$4.99). I have my pro-ability back now that I have “finally” received my camera (Canon Rebel) back from California. Until I am able to catch
up with the Kodak prints I am refraining from turning you on to some “KILLER” shot’s. Our lack of rain and dry Texas weather has fairly
much led me away from Twin Falls and Camels Hole (Camels is Dry and stagnant....not smiling!) The upside is that I have discovered a
place on Perdenales Falls that (under my breath) BLOWSTWINFALLSAWAY! Shhhhhhhhhhh! LOL don’t want everyone to crash the place
yet. Smiling! Just keep your eyes peeled for some great photography of “where” WE” will be hanging out very soon. My mind is set….I know
where I will be! Cool water and healthy rapids is what my spirit is about. Got to close! Kids to terrorize and Art to create…LMAO!
Respectfully Love ya, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 24 May 05 2:35 pm
I just came across something I wrote waaaaaaaaaaay back when ( I did not date it, but wish I had!) I wrote this before I had the courage to
move forward with this website (In sharing my Art!). What it tells me now is that I am not much different now as my train of thought was then.
Quote: “Not sure of why or what has brought my desire to share a bit of my world again! What I think is…what a WONDERFUL WORLD IT
IS TO SHARE! Maybe, cause’ I have a little faith in “ME AGAIN! Still do not have a clue as WHAT TO DO THOUGH!” Wesley “04” (I
I think it was about this time frame when Kevin Costner called me and said, “Build it and they will Come!” LMAO! Just kiddin…Giggle!
The movie I have just published on the Journal and Art page are memories of the Twins, 6th, some great musicians and some places that
were supportive in allowing me to capture my memories. This is very special to me and makes me VERYLOYAL to these venues as a
repeat customer. It is at these places that I have met some of the realest most sincere people in my life. Hope you enjoy the Art and I hope
to see ya’ around sometime in this small but “large” Town that we all share. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 24 May 05 11:30 am
Greetings fellow Austinites and welcomed visitors who may have opened their eyes to this site. Be forewarned (lol!) I’m in a rambling mode
right now (smiling!) The past few days (or weeks) have opened “my” eyes to just how “wonderful” the folks in our Town truly are. I’m almost
speechless, but for me that is like a bear without his woods. I have already finished enough Art for about 2 flicks and plan to publish 1 and
possibly the 2nd within the next few hours. Depends on my flow to be honest with you. I have a ton of Email from friends both old and new
to follow up with and I feel very bad for being so belated in doing so. I lost my phone last Thursday when taking my Son to the Falls and that
slowed me down a bit today. I “finally” replaced my phone with a new one and have spent a great deal of my morning returning missed calls.
Not to mention my date with Travis County. (Loooooooooong Story!)
Anyway, Im breaking off now to work on and publish a new story of Downtown Austin memories consisting of smiling Austinites, Talented
Musicians, and some great Art. Hope you enjoy the flicks that I am publishing. I am publishing a “few” of the Art Photos on this Home page
for you to appreciate. I realize now that not everyone has the advantage of DSL or Broad Band Internet and the file size of the stories limits
some folks from watching them. I apologize for this and relate to those of you in this predicament. Slow computers derive mew “nuts-o-la!”
Each story consists of about 25 to 30 pieces of Photo Art that I chose to build a memory with. Maybe someday I’ll mass produce some of
these stories on disc for 1st Thursday on Congress Ave. so I can hook you up with the Art you may have missed of our wonderful Town
and wonderful us who make this Town so "Great!".
In closing, I want to wish all of you a safe, happy, productive, and prosperous day/week. See ya after while with a story or two. Respecfully,
Journal & Flick: 21 May 05 11:00pm
I just came across a movie file (Publishing on the Art & Journal page!) that I created while making a new flick of Down Town Night Life. This
story is dedicated to all the people who do not live in a shell who are real and were kind enough to allow me to photograph the body Art that
they proudly share with “all” of us each and every day of their lives. Something to be respected my friends! Respectfully Enjoy, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 21 May 05 9:35am
Hello Grumpies…lol. Jus’ kiddin’ I know were not allowed to be grumpy (A Martian) on Saturdays. I wanted to go to the river and tube with
some friends but I have to put in some hours at 1 of 6 of my other jobs…lol. Hmmmmm! 6 jobs! Then why in the heck am I still “broke”…
(Scratchin’ head/giggle). Anyway, I want to wish you a safe and pleasurable weekend which will become a memorable one. I need to finish
some new and old Art from photos of the Austin Texas nightlife that seems to never sleep…lol. I have so many folders of different
establishments that us Austinites visit, manage, and work for that I have decided to pull one photo from each folder. By doing this I can re-
evaluate what I have and create enough Art stories to last a few years…lol. I wish…I could…and I would if time permitted it. (smiling) Well,
off to the races. Respectfully Ciao, Wesley
Journal & Flick: 20 May 05 (Friday) 7:25pm
Howdy! Well looks like we all made it through the week and as our Fiday winds down we get to mull over what tomorrow will bring. The story
I am publishing are what is left of 6 rolls of photography that was utilized for Eors, Twin Falls, and Camels Hole. I have 3 others to develop
but can not spare the cash for a week or so. DRAG EH! I also have a few shots of 6th and Opal Divines on Congress (It’s new!)
Yesterday with my Kiddo turned out wonderful. I took him to meet some really wonderful Austinites at a swimming hole that I love. The
biggest reason I love my water escapes is due to some of the friends that I have made and continue to make with each visit. Before leaving
the house, I had my Son get a spiral and a pencil. He was a bit confused, but I held out on “why” until reaching our destination. Once there,
I told him to not be scared and to go and make some friends. I told him that with each new friend he makes he is to announce to them that
he had been booted out of school for misbehaving. He was to then courteously ask them if they would mind writing him a sentence in his
spiral on a thought of, “How Can I be a better Person!” Several hours of this gave him a fairly large spiral of decent thoughts from decent
people. This weekend I plan to have him reinterpret what everyone wrote into his own words and his own understanding. Once he has
completed this we will sit together and create a song. “His Song!” A song that I will learn and share with Austin Texas upon confident
completion. Im a closet player at times and have to build up my nerve to play and sing. Mainly due to the fact that when someone hurts my
feelings I go martian mode. Maybe those thoughts from all his new mentors will help me to get a better grip on this. I am getting better, but
still have some work to focus on regarding this characteristic of mine. Well, Im off to see “Meet the Folkers” with my kiddo (FUNNYMOVIE!).
You folks have a wonderful day tomorrow. Respectfully, Wesley
Therapy 101: 19 May 2005 11:20
Sorely needed right now. I had planned to take my kiddo to see Star Wars this weekend, but the little tike blew it and got in trouble.
AAAAAAAAAAGAIN! (Longer Story than I plan to share!) Anyway, I had planned to be walking tall and give him a few licks. NOPE! NOPE!
NOPE! NOPE! CANTDOIT! Lickings don’t work, groundings don’t work, isolation isn’t punishment it’s a disease. What works is knowledge
and life experience. Something not given, rather something that is earned. Earned by and from those whom we encounter. Life is like a
scale! If you encounter more negative mentors than good then you become out of balance from what is needed to be of a sound mind. An
unsound mind is un-unhappy spirit and a lost soul. I have learned this over my 36+ years of life. Unfortunately it was not reconized in mind
until January of this year. Its has always been there but when you live in a shell (as I did) you do not see it. Long story short! Today I plan
to take him to meet mentors. Only those whom have something to teach him. I have a million things to teach him, but a million of these
things has come from a million positive Mentors that I have met throughout my life. You know who you are? Slow the clock down Father
Time. Pritty Please… for the next 2 days slow them down for my “Baby boy!” Do this and I’ll owe you a few minutes later on. Respectfully,
JoUrNaL: 12:00 pm 17 May 05
Afternoon folks! Didn’t think I was going to have time to share today, but I have about an hour to spare (legal matters at hand…lol!)
Anyway, there are about a dozen thoughts rambling around my mind right now so I am not going to get started with any of them. Once I
start my hour will be lost. I need this hour to post some new art on the home page (one of many above!) that I plan to use in my next photo
story. There are too many to share them all, but I have selected a few that I like the most and a few that I think you will appreciate. Have a
wonderful day! Respectfully, Wesley
This was taken at the Pecan Street Festival. A dear friend of mine (The Cowboy in the middle!) organizes events for both private and
community project. At this event he put on the western show. He teaches his culture (Aloha!) and dance to folks in Austin, San Antonio, and
Mc Allen. (Tropical Productions) This is a group shot of him and some of his dancers at the event. Gotta fly! 10 minutes just turned into 15.
Peace out! Wesley
Journal: 4:20 am 16 May 05
Good Morning I hope! I only have about 10 minutes to share a thought, so excuse the type o's and the grammer. This weekend was
something to be remembered for me. Friday night I learned that it is not safe to go to 6th street by yourself. I spent 10 months of last year
down there by myself, but last Friday I was having words with a man when his partner decided it would be funny to kick me in the face
without notice. As a result, I now have a hole in my left lower lip, a missing jacket that was very centimental to me, a missing phone
(FOUNDIT!...SMILING), and a missing wallet. I was so PISSED when I got up and dicovered the the severity of his well placed kick, and a
pillow full of BLOOD, that I decided to escape off to somewhere that has recently become a place of therapy for me (Twin Falls). I spent
both Saturday and Sunday at the Twins singing music, training for a tournament (free-form weapons), making friends (both Austinites and
Animals), and meditating. I feel much better now so I guess the escape into nature helped. The money and the license in the wallet can
always be replaced so all is well. I still have my pride and my life. That is what is most important to me.
Once I have my film developed (still waiting on my SLR to complete its repair. CANON! THey have had my Camera for going on 3 weeks
now and told Precision Camera that they are waiving the repair charges. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, its still under warranty so there
would have been no repair charges anyway. Cant wait till I get enough money to by that Nixon. Canon and the miscommunication from
Precision has me very upset (another story that I care not to share....) put me out of work for over 3 weeks now. HORRIBLE!HORRIBLE!
HORRIBLE! Well, I am off to work, and hope that everyone has as wonderful of a day as I plan to have. Peace, Wesley)
This is not the story that I had planned to share but I like it. I created a killer story with nothing but tatts and it totally rocked, but my
computer fouled up and I lost it. IMTOPISSEDOFF (at the computer) to attempt another try, and I need to get to the river and train before
anyone shows up. Enjoy the show and have a wonderful day. Im going to make my tatt story tomorrow with some software that I can trust.
Peace out and STAYOUTOFTROUBLE! LOL Respectfully, Wesley
Be right back with a new cool photo story! First I want to go to Ruta Mayas for some killer bee coffee and get some Art supplies. I have a
TON of new art for this story but I think I may make a show entirely dedicated to body Art taken of Austinites here in Austin. See ya after
while. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 5-12-05 7:35 am (Thursday)
Morning! Can you believe that it is almost to the middle of this year. The reason the middle of the year is special to me is school lets out for
the summer break one day after my birthday (June 1st...smiling). This means extra time with my kiddo (Ya Hoooo!) So much that I have
come to see and learn that I must teach it all to him.
This is going to be the fist year for the past few that I will enjoy a birthday while not undergoing some type of recovery. Last few years
during this period of life are not fond memories for me. Recovery of a damaged heart or broken bones for the past few have made my
birthdays really bite. I’ll take broken bones over a broken heart any day of the week that’s for sure. A scar on the heart seems to stay or
last forever. Atleast there are times that it feels this way. Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of one of these scars for me. I am hoping
that by sharing with you and myself right now, that it will lift my spirits and get me on top of my rock where I belong.
I have not been sharing bits and pieces of a book I had started last year because I am now able or closer to putting that part of my life
behind me. In doing this I have reached a milestone. Regardless of the progress in putting this behind me there is still a scar that seems to
seep a sadness within me at times. Not because I am weak but because I am lonely. Atleast that’s what I think it is. I have a ga-gillion
friends but its different. You can not snuggle with a friend under some cool covers and giggle like there is no tomorrow. I miss that! Those
were the thoughts I carried to sleep with me while laying down last night.
Now, time to therapy myself…lol! If you are undergoing a trial in your life right now I hope that my sharing this will help you back onto YOUR
“DaNg It! Letting go is a task harder than this man could have ever realized to be. It drains me of my spirit and my mentality at times seem
to grow weak. With sad thoughts clouding my mind it becomes harder and harder to focus. I must find the way before I bring my family down
as low as I am able to bring my own self.
Is this something truly believable? Something that seems to be so difficult in my emotion. When all this has come to an end will I be a
stronger man? Will I learn to be my own protector of both myself and my family? Why must someone who is supposed to and claims to have
loved close a door for a timeout! Why am I the rejected and not the rejector.
Why can not life be like an old house? When its time for renovation you just sand it down, pick a new color, and grab a paint brush.
For the first time in my life I have undergone mental attacks called panic (about 7 or 8 months ago!). “UNREAL!” I once thought that it was
love that brought this on but I have now seen a light at the end of a dark tunnel. It is not love which causes this non-sense in emotion. It is
co-dependency and the mere fact that I had forgotten how to be my own best friend. In losing myself as my own best friend I threw my self-
independence out the window. This bugs me! How could I be so naive and dependent on another to maintain my balance? I am responsible
for that and have the power to make it or break it. “MYBALANEOFMINDISMINE!”
I am no longer in the corner with someone whom is equally in mine. I have memories of good times and memories of bad but none of this
matters to me. I chose to remember the good and build other happy positive memories with those who matter the most in this present time
of life… My Son/family are in my corner and I theirs. This will never change and it is this along with the love I have for myself that makes me
the happy and confident self that I am. This I will never allow to fade away from me again. NOTEVER! NOTFORANYONE!
Above: I took this photo one day while driving around downtown. I made this for one of my info. cards and plan to use it in one of my next
photo stories. I usually make 12 info. cards of captured memories out of my photography and my Art. I do this because time is Art. I have so
much captured Austinite life that I have learned that everything I do with my work has to lead and set the pace for something else I plan to
create and/or share. Presently I am taking one photo from each folder of my downloaded photography and using it for Art (Im at about 30 of
150 folders now!) This does not include the 150 folders of nightlife I captured downtown last year. I'll get to it though! Hang tight and enjoy!
Email: 5-11-05 (Humpday) 5:00am
Good Morning Larissa! Wow! I just listened to a few of your clips and you have the most incredible voice. I hope to make it to the
Continental Club on Saturday, but if I can not I will surely make it to Mozart’s. I’m very inspired by your Art and wish you success in all your
endeavours. Thank You again for the reminder and I hope you do not mind me posting this Email on my website (www.austinithinkyoushine.
com). Music and Art have become a key for me in finding my balance. Thanks for providing me with another key by sharing your music. ( :
Wesley : )
Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 20:36:26 -0700
Subject: Continental Club-Hear the BAND w/ the new GUITAR Player!!!
Come hear LARISSA with the full Band: Bass, Drums, AND GUITAR!!!!
-Continental Club on S. Congress--Sat. May 14th; 3:00-6:30pm (Afternoon Partee!!)
-Mozart's on Lake Austin Blvd.--Sun. May 15th; 7:30-10:30pm
The Latest News:
My most popular song, "Je T'aime," is half in French and half in
English--Tiffany Roquemore-Delorme, who produced the first TV episodes
of Felicity and Alias is using that song for her new upcoming Hollywood
I've also been recently informed,
that ELLE magazine is going to do an article on me!
My CD "Texture Vision" is available at www.cdbaby.com/larissamusic
, www.amazon.com or songs can be downloaded for iPods at
Request Larissa's music on www.buzzradio.net
Movie: 9 May (Monday) 05
Good Morning! I just returned from taking my Son to school and wanted to publish the new photo story I started yesterday. Unfortunately I
have yet to complete it (New Software slowing me down!). I did come across a favourite of mine that I made last year. The story consist of
scenic shots from downtown Austin. Hope you enjoy it and I hope your day is pleasant and productive as I hope mine will be. Im off to the
Green Belt to see how high the water is. That and I need the exercise…lol. Take Care! Respectfully, Wesley
Email: 05-08-05 (Sunday) 2:25 pm
Hi K’Cee! Hope all is well! Sorry for the belated response to your Email. I have been a busy South Austinite Ground Bee lately. Great
weather today eh! I am loving it. The rivers will be full for the next few weeks and this weather has kept me in doors today. I have spent
most of the day working on Art, photo stories, and info. cards. I actually found some extra time for some email responses…lol! Well, enjoy
your day and I hope you like the new pic. The stalactites are from Inner Space Caverns in George Town. My Son and I went there during a
Boy Scoutt outing last year. Hope you likes! Take care bro’. Respectfully, Wesley
Now... I hate to ask, but do you have this as the original .psd? (photoshop doc+.... If so, could you take my name off of it, and put a small
signature of your name on the bottom left so I can give you commercial credits?
----- Original Message -----
From: Wesley Balli
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Hey Bro !
No Problemo’ Compadre! Anything for K’Cee and the Sunshine Band…lol! Respectfully, WesleyAbove: Two friends of mine that I met at the
trail of lights one evening while earning some gas money. I printed this photo for them and learned that he is a great guitarist and is Irish
like myself. His family has a tradition. When they all get together they will all get in a group and JUMP all at the same time while whoever
gets a photo. I have him and Sunshine doing this (taken the same night). I liked this photo (above) so much that I made an 8x10 print of
them. Several months after making the print (for my portfolio) I saw the two of them outside of Stubbs wrapping up after a gig. I had my
buddy pull over (we were on our way to a party with a band called (?) "HATEITWHENTHATHAPPENS", so I grabbed the 8x10 and gave it to
them. They were thrilled and gave me their phone numbers, but I lost them. Story of my life...lol! All in due time I guess. Wow...I just proof
read this and found that my GRAMMERSUCKS...lol! Makes me scared to proof some of the things that I have already journalised. I love to
write, but dislike reading. Not sure why, but I do enjoy reading about history and happy things in magazines. The Statesman should make a
section called HAPPYDAYS and dedicate it to folks who have something positive and happy to share. I would absolutely positively read this
section if they had one. Might even subscribe to the paper too! lol
Journal: 05-08-05 (Saturday) 7:15 am
Hi! I’ve been up since about 6 am. Wanted to sleep in this morning but my mind would not allow me to. Instead I have been preparing cards,
Art, and a new photo story! Right now I have to jet because I need to finish up a Mothers Day Gift (smiling). Hope to get back here and
share some adventure of Camels Hole yesterday but I am not sure if I will make it. It has not rained here in South Austin yet. Hmmmm!
YESSSS! Our swimming holes are drying up and this is VERYBAD! Well, have a nice morning, dont get to wet, and have a great day!
Above: This is a brilliant Artist who used to play at Agave every Thursday. Not only does he sing, blow the harp, and play his guitar to some
of the best blues in town, he does it while playing the drums. Go figure! You do the math friends. Gary is a gifted Artist and continues to
share his Art at the Continental Club. I spoke with him for awhile last night but cannot remember which day he does it on. Where's my dang
Austin Chronicle! LOL
Journal: 05-07-05 (Saturday) 8:45 am
Great Morning! I’m rested, not hung over, and ready for another day of adventure…smiling. I wanna go to the Falls or Camels Hole but the
weather looks a bit yucky and my back is KILLINGME! I took a 30’ spill while in a Scaffold Tower back in “01” and 7 of the 28 bones I broke
were ribs in the middle of my back. OOOOOOOOOOOOUCHYDINKYDAWA! Not sure what I did to piss em’ off but for the past few days I
have been in pain. I’m anti-meds but in all honesty if I had something to ease this pain I might use it. SOAPBOXOVER! I just thought to
myself, “You need some cheese with that wine, bubba!” LOL
I had the most wonderful evening yesterday. A dear friend came in from San Antonio to visit myself and a few others. We all went to 6th
street and it gave me the opportunity to see a BUNCH of GREAT Austinite friends who own and run the establishments. I spent most of my
year and the beginning of this year down on 6th capturing smiles and photographing our AWESOME night life. During that period I
befriended many and to see all of them last night (Agave, R-Bar, Treasure Island, and many others) was icing on the cake for me. These
folks not only keep the order and balance of their patrons but they are perhaps some of the most hardworking loyal Austinites that I have
ever encountered. When greeting and keeping their customers happy every evening they are in school, studying, working 2 other jobs. It’s
nuts! Can you imagine the energy level you would need to study all day and then stay up into the wee hours of the morning waiting to close
out and clean up their establishment? I have about 5 jobs so I know what it feels like to push yourself into a shutdown mode.
Well, in closing (I have a lot to do today with Art and I wanna turn you on to a new story!) I just want to say it was nice seeing all of you
friends last night. I have started to miss going downtown and last night gave me an awakening. I eased up on the 6th street adventures
because of $400.00+ in parking violations and vehicle impounding. Very soon I will be caught up and will not have to worry about getting a
boot stuck on the front wheel of my car. Until then, you folks take care and keep up the great work! I saw many happy faces last night.
Thank You for your hospitality and your loyalty. Respectfully Peace, Wesley
Above: Surprised I remember the name of this band (I think..tee hee!). I took this early last year when I began my photography of Local
musicians here in Austin. This was taken at the 710 club Down Town. I think the name of this band was Me Vs. Everybody (I think!) I lost the
Journal that had my notes on! Anyway what I do remember is these guys rocked my brain. I enjoyed watching them jam and would not
hesitate with the decision of watching them perform again.
Email: 05-05-05 Thursday (1st Thursday ( : ) 11:00 am
I suggest that I turn you on to a night of Hard Rock Metal at a place called shhhh on shhhhhh or shhhh that I enjoy hangin' out at ( Non-
Materialistic Neighborhood Bars). People are real, full of life, and take the time to appreciate good friends at these places. Not to mention
that in MYBOOK they prepare and serve THEBESTBURGERSINTOWN! I used to brag about the burger at shhhh and still do, but
DAMNSHHHHHISGOOD! Call me! WEsLey
yeah friday night! i dont know what do you suggest?
Wesley Balli <email@example.com> wrote:
For a chance to catch up on a few years of what we have not appreciated...HELL YES! ( : I Need Some Good Company! When and where
if i come up friday night will you be available to hang out.
Wesley Balli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Whatcha doing Saturday night! I should be off work before 11pm I hope. Is that 2 late for ya! Maybe next weekend would be better! Wesley
the weekend! every weekend! which one is good for you?
Wesley Balli <email@example.com> wrote:
Wesley Balli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
i dont know what time it will be, it depends on what time i have to drop off my boyfriend in new braunfels and what time he needs me to pick
him up. i guess we will see. so whats been going on! tell me!
Wesley Balli <email@example.com> wrote:
I will be back in town on Saturday about 3 or 4 and will be taking my Son to his Moms. Will you still be in town at that hour. I sure hope so!
We have SOOOOOO much to catch up on! Check out my new Web Site when you have the time! www.AustinIthinkYouShine.com Miss ya
that was the sweetest message! i miss you too and i hope everything has been going well for you. i have just been working. nothing really
exciting going on. but i will call you soon, and hopefully i will make it up to austin saturday. so if you want to hang out, maybe have lunch or
something let me know! talk to you later, love shhhhhh
Movies: 05-05-05 Thursday (1st Thursday ( : ) 8:20 am
Todays stories consist of Eor’s Birthday Bash this past Saturday, Twin Falls, Congress Ave., Freddies, Trophys, Ruta Maya, Ginos, and a
half dozen other cool spots that I’m sure to have left out. I have enough work of this type to keep me busy for the rest of this life! I hope to
share a 3rd of it before the fate of this life steers me in whatever direction I am to be led…lol! Take it easy! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 5 Thursday (1st Thursday ( : ) “05” 5:05 am
Mornin’! I’m up a bit early today. Woke up at 4:30 am from a really strange dream. It was actually kind of scarey to be honest with you. I was
alone and walking in the woods when I saw an image scurry by in the distance through the corner of my eye. Each time I would hear a
snickering giggle and see this image I would stop and stare waiting to find out what it was that was taunting me. I became aggravated after
awhile and climbed the tallest tree I could find in hopes of seeing my new found interest. It worked! A little green alien came out of a thicket
of briar nest holding an apple and giggling. It was about 3 feet tall, had a purple beard with a pointy fur hat, and was wearing an OZZY shirt
that was way to big for it. It perched itself on a stump directly below me, began to eat its apple, then as it leaned back against the tree I had
climbed, looked directly up at me, winked with a grey smile, and said, “Hello Bro’, Wanna’ bite of my apple!”
This of course brought me out of my sleep! Not sure what this dream means. I may need to call my dream specialist buddy who spends her
days and nights studying the meaning behind folk’s dreams. The more I think about this dream the more my curiosity builds.
Today is sure to bring a happy way for myself. It is the first Thursday of the month and if you are from South Austin this means PARTY!
Every 1st Thursday South Austinites along with visitors and other Austinites all over the city meet on Congress between Benwhite and
Barton Springs for Art, Music, and Spirits. I was in training during the last first Thursday (last first…tee hee!) and was only able to
appreciate about an hour of it. I got there just as everyone began to wrap up. The only downfall I have is that I still do not have my SLR
back from Canon in California. Oh well! I plan to take some of my Art down to Congress today. I only have about 19 portraits to sell of the
photography art I created and the sooner I can get this stuff sold the sooner I can move on to my next piece. In all honesty I have over 100
pieces that I am proud of and like enough to share but I am stubborn. Until I sell 100 of each piece I will not move forward to the Canvas
prints that I plan to invest in. The Canvas prints will be displayed and sold in Paradise on 6th street. This will be a day of achievement for
me when I am able to do this. Seems or feels like a million years away but good things come to those who wait. So I’ve been told! Well, I’m
going to work on a few photo stories, Art, and follow up on some Emails before my morning slips away to fast. First I plan to rotate the Home
page with some Art I used for one of my photo stories. The reason for this is because many of me friends do not have DSL and are unable
to watch the stories that consist of about 25 to 30 photo's captured in and around the Austin area. Not sure which story I plan to use. I have
so many to chose from. Guess I will not know until I quit this rambling and start looking....lol. You friends have a glorious day and I hope to
see you on Congress today at some point. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 4 Wednesday (HUMPDAY!) “05” 1:50pm
Great day today so far! I had planned to take my Beagle (Roxy) to the vet but they are booked. Instead we ended up hanging out at the
woofer park over on Riverside. I used this opportunity to do something that I have not done in a looooooong time. Write a song down! I
always sing my thoughts while playing but loose them in the wind as fast as they are carried in. Today some very special words came to me
so I wrote them down. Maybe if I sing these words enough they will stick and I can hook you up someday at the park. Aslo, while attempting
to use a porcelin telephone today I learned that there are no human facilities of the such. The closest thing by the park is a Mc Dondalds
up the road. Bogus eh! Well, gotta fly…house to clean (YUCKOLA!) Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 4 Wednesday (HUMPDAY!) “05” 08:20 am
Hello! How is everyone today! Well I hope! I have had a nice week so far and hope yours has been as pleasurable as mine. Yesterday
before going to have a great time at Twin Falls I went to the 700 block of Congress to speak with my attorney. He was no longer working
there so I decided to take the time to check out a Gallery on 714 Congress Ave. (Can not remember the name of it because I did not write it
down.) The only reason I know the address is because I did write that one down…lol! The gallery was filled wall to wall with some of the
most incredible work that these eyes have ever seen. Everything from Nature to the Beatle hung on these walls and they were presented in
all types of matting, shapes, and sizes. It was upon glazing into the Art of these other photographers that I realized something. Yes I do
have a minds eyes and talent, but to compare to what hangs on these walls I have MUCHTOLEARN. They were SOBRILLIANT. Not sure
why I am carrying on about this. I guess it is because the work just made THATMUCH! Well, I just got a phone call that I have been waiting
on so I am going to close. Watch the home page for some art I plan to rotate out. Im thinking about choosing 1 of 80+ venues that I have
great memories at. There are so many. I think this is partly because I miss going Central to 6th street. My last few time I was there some
bad stuff went down that hurt my feelings so I have not even to see my COOL friends on 6th for pushing 2 months now. I miss you
COOLAUSTINITES on 6th street. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 2 Monday (AINTGOTTALOVEIT!) “05” 10:15 am
BUMMER! I just created some Art of the EOR bash and used some for my info. cards and they SUCK! The pixels on these things are
bogus. No way way will I be able to make a mural 13x19 print to a decent clarity with these photos. (I had to use a little point and shoot
because I am without my SLR right now.) I did doctor them up and with the Art I made a few of the photos are worthy of publishing. Much
more on the way, but I'm going to have to find the time to work on it. ) : Hope your day goes well and hope you like the art. Tons to do today
so I have to close, but you folks stay real today. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 1 Sunday (STILLGOTTALOVEIT!) “05” 8:45 am
Greetings Earthling…lol! Wow…have I got some photography to share with you once I can get my film backed up on disk. Only bad thing
about using film is that once you see what is possible with a point and shoot and a little software Im going to put myself out of work…lol. Just
kidding, I have to many jobs to be out of work 9shaking my head!)
Eor’s was a BLAST! This was my 3rd Eor party and it was by far the greatest. It hurt watching all the professional photographers pounce
around through he crowds with their $1500.00+ bones Cameras because like them my minds eyes was at a peak. There was
SOMUCHBEAUTY and SOMUCHENERGY there yesterday. I will feed off this energy for a LOOOOOOOONG time. Wonderful people,
beautiful families, and everyone (almost) was SOOOOOOOOOONICE! I say almost because on 2 separate occasions someone was rude to
me and I went Martian mode on them. One guy even grabbed my arm and said “IGAVEYOUABEERNOWSHUTUPANDLEAVE!” I looked at
him and said, “LETGOOFMYARM, ANDTAKEYOURBEER!” then jerked my arm away from his grip as I walked away. The last person to
grab my arm like that was quickly taken to the ground with an Artist move at Maggie Maes one night. I used to spar a lot in Soryu Karate
and the black belts would always grab you to get the upper hand. Now I get spooked every time someone grabs my arm in aggression and
especially if a drunk grabs me like that. I do not want them to get the upper hand and when someone is drunk they are capable of doing
things that they will feel bad about the next day. Trust me I know because I have spent many mornings on the phone throughout my life
asking for forgiveness from someone I care about. I’m glad those days are behind me! ( : It sucks when we hurt the people we love, it hurts
Anyway, smiles, laughter, and heart were throughout the entire field there yesterday (Woodstock reincarnated). Even the official’s
dedicated with the chore of protecting all of us from our Martian modes were nice. When I heard the ring of drums (about a ka-billion
drummers) and saw all the people dancing to the beat of power I got REALLYPUMPED! I want to the car, got my nun-chucks, found and
open spot, and began swinging and dancing to the rhythm in my ears.
After about 10 minutes of swinging two officers approached me and informed me that they are illegal and why did I have them. One pair was
not because they are rubber chucks made to keep a student from putting a knot on their fore head…lol. I was honest with them and told
them that I plan to enter a tournament in the near future and take first place. They laughed and told me to go and put them back in my car!
I told them, “You’re a little to late officer!” In confusion they looked at one another then me and I said, “Wish you had gotten here about 5
minutes ago, because now Im tired and it’s a long walk back to the car!” LOL
The second HILARIOUS thing! While on my walk back to the the Car a musician friend of mine was held up at the entrance because he had
two beers in his bag. He was VERYDRUNK and stood before the officers in a daze asking the police what he should do. I saved him by
jumping in and saying, “What you do if FOLLOWME back across the street and let me help you finish that beer off before you come back!”
LMAO! We all laughed at this and away we went. Upon getting across the street we recognized one another. We had no clue that we knew
each other. We are both guitarist so we shared a few songs at my car before I told him I had to get back to my friends. He was bummed
because he was not going to leave without polishing off his brews. I told him not to worry we would find one another. We did! (Actually I
found him). He was sitting with 2 people he did not know and was playing the the couples bongo. When I said hey brother he put on this ear
to ear grin and the Sunshine he was sitting with said, “Ya’ll are brothers?!” We both said yes at the same time and then I looked over and
said, “Moms is looking for you BRO and SHESPISSED!” He played it out and said, “WHYWHATDIDHEDO?” I looked over at the Sunshine
because her interest began to build and then back at my bro’! “YOUTOOKHERWEEDDUDEANDSHEISPISSED!” His mouth dropped in a
stumpers and the Susnhine began to drill him about ganking Moms weed. LOL I patted him on the back and departed laughing as I looked
back to see him with his foot in his mouth. God life is good when you can pull a friends leg and not have them mad at you about it. Well, I
need to make a trip to get my photos on disk so I can doctor them up with my software and see what kind of Art my mind will bring to the
Eye. You guys have a wonderful Sunday and if you would like to hang out with the Grendal Twins later today I may see you. Respectfully
God Bless, Wesley
: ) Don't Forget to Wish Willie A Happy Birthday Today ( :
Journal: 30 Saturday (STILLGOTTALOVEIT!) “05” 8:50 am
Hope this rain does not crash Eor’s bash today, but in all honesty we would be much better off! We need the rain bad and we can always
reschedule our fun. This rain coming out of Mexico is bringing some cool air that will help fill and keep our rivers filled for a bit longer. I have
a feeling our Texas Summer is going to kick in here in a month or so and we will all be driving around with our AC’s blasted and
Decided to journalize on the spot at the Alligator Grill last night. I used to do this with my Lap Top before it got ganked over on South 1st
one night while playing at a Country Picking Party! Thought I had locked the door, (I did!) but the back window was down, and I did not
notice it. Bummer eh! (Spilt Milk, “Liveandlearn!”) Last night while listening to Ted Hall and his Blues Church Band lyrics began to bounce
around inside of my head. I went to the car to get a tablet because I liked them, and KNEW if I did not take the time to write them down, they
would be lost to me forever. I’ll share them with you here in a bit, but first a little about Ted Hall. My camera is in California being repaired so
I will have to share some Art I used with Ted that was captured at Gino’s Bar & Grill! I did have a Kodak 800 ISO camera with an EXTANAR
lens, but it has been along time since I have used a film Camera…lol. Only downfall really is with the film Camera I am unable to use the
special effects that help my creative eye when creating a work of Art.
Having to jornalize the ol’ fashion way tonight. No Lap Top Computer to play like a piano. Does not matter to me but it does slow my
thoughts down. Last time I was here at the Alligator I listened to Allan Haynes jam his blues as I worked on my Art. GODIMISSDOINGTHAT! )
Ted Hall and his Church Hill Blues Band are picking up the spirits with their pickn’ and percussion band here at the Alligator Grill Tonight.
The reason I am here is because Ted is a WONDERFULBLUESARTIST and a mentor of mine. His band consists of 6 men. Bass, Drums,
Harmonica, Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Ted’s 5 AWESONSTEELGUITARS. In between his Songs Ted takes the time to educate all of a little on
the History of Blues. Where it came from and where it was the most popular. (SOUTH!)…Smiling! One thing that really sticks to my heart is
that many of the legends and creators of the blues (Brilliant Black American Musicians) set and paved the way for the history of our blues
with even making a cent. The reason this sticks to me is because they were brilliant Artist and even MOREBRILLIANT because they loved
to share. If they were selfish then they would have kept it to themselves. Here in Austin MANY of our local musicians do this every night.
They love to share and they love to perform. As they make a name for themselves they do earn a little here and there but the majority
comes from us Austinuts who appreciate them. It is called a Tip Bucket. I use it and love it! Many times while photographing a musician I will
not have any cash and even when I do I give them a memory with a 4x6 photo of awesome photography that I print out on my portable
cannon printer. That’s my tip when I’m broke and have the extra photo paper and ink(a postcard) they can mail to someone that loves them
as much as they love to share their Art.
Older crowd here at the Alligator this evening! (This Catfish Taco ROCKSMAN!!! MAJOR YUMMY’OLA’) I like this because when around an
older crowd you hear and meet life experience more than what you would down town in a club filled with youths. I just met a few Sunshine
songwriters who know the Austin Music Scene far beyond any of my comprehension. They are chilling out with another Sunshine friend
(Larissa) who just cut a CD and will be sharing her Art at the Continental Club May 14 from 3:30-6:30. They invited me to come. I should
have my Camera back by this date do IMEXCITEDABOUTIT! Hope I do not have to work (yikes!).
Ted and his Crew have a strong click of friends that put all of us elbow to elbow at Gino’s Bar and Grill every Sunday Night! These same
familiar elbows are beginning to connect the dots here at the Alligator Grill with each Song that Ted and the other Artist share. I have to
leave early because I am working very early tomorrow so I better squeeze in a few of my own words before my mind decides not to bring
them to me.
“My Breath escapes Me!”
“I close my eyes!”
“In this darkness I see things new to me tonight!”
“Things that scare this man who shares!”
“Are things right in the darkeness of this crazy ass Night!”
“I close my eyes and I count from one to Ten!”
“Where is the beginning and is there an End!”
“Only grey circles buzzing deep inside this ol’ mans head!”
Gotta go home now… Do NOT need to be tired at work tomorrow. I suck when I am tired. After I catch some Z’s I’ll have another 20 hours to
play with. Smiling!
Well, I need to wrap up here, share some Art I made for Ted, and go buy me a new Guitar. My last one was trashed or ganked along with
my Cowboy hat last Thursday while trying to make it up the hill at Twin Falls. One of the things I learned last week is Me and Whiskey do
not mix well. When it comes to that blood of a demon I lose my ability to have any moderation. Scary! A bunch of REALLYCOOL Austinuts
helped me get up the hill and I crashed out in my Car. They tossed my Keys under the Car, but even if they had not I would not have
driven. I wish one of them would have given me a lift home though. I woke up at 1:30 am to an officer informing me that I was going to be
arrested for PI! Bummer Eh! $130 bucks to get my Car out of impound and now I have to appear before the Court…”AGAIN!” (Spilt Milk…”
LIVEANDLEARN!” What this taught me is that IHATEKENTUCKYDELUXE! No more whiskey (OFANYBRANDNAME) for this Scout! NOPE!
NOPE! NOPE! Three good things came out of all this though. While walking home from downtown Austin to South Austin the next morning I
took the time to stop and smell some of the most beautiful flowers that I have ever seen. I plan to re-walk this same route once I get my
Camera back from California. Hopefully the flowers will still have their buds! The second thing is I was reunited with a very dear friend who I
have not seen since I was 15. This encounter with him triggered many memories that would still be lost to me had I not met him. The third is
during that walk I encountered to very wise and genuine people who gave me some words that I am still absorbing. Well, gotta close! Have
a wonderful weekend Austinuts! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 29 FRIDAY (GOTTALOVEIT!) “05” 12:35 am
Just pulled in from visiting a friend and delivering some Art to one of the owners at Freddies! Very nice Gentleman (Andrew). Im
documenting this because upon delivering him the Art I drew a blank on his name (I have met Andrew on 3 occasions already…my bad!).
Usually if I write about something I rarely forget it. Anyway, upon looking at the Mail poking up out of my mailbox my eyes zeroed in on a
letter from STAR flight. Im thinking to myself automatically, DAMNIT, they found out I have a job and wants my monies…lol! Not even
realizing that when they gave me that helicopter ride that dark night in 1993 I was already in a COMA and covered by a great insurance
plan through Motorola Semiconductors. (In re-reading this I just remembered a friend of mine named Stella who organized a Barbecue in by
behalf. Motorolans were able to raise a few grand to help my family get thorough that trying time...THANKYOUMOTOROLANS!) The letter
was not to get any money but to announce my invitation to its celebration for twenty years of service in our wonderful town (1985-2005).
The celebration will be held at the Austin City Hall at 301 West 2nd Street for a reception commemorating the first twenty years. I never had
the opportunity to thank any of the humanitarians who saved my life during that week struggle of my Rumplestilskon dilemma. I quickly ran
for the phone to announce to the administrative office that IWILLBEATTENDING! Im getting all choked up now as I did on the phone and
had to fight to hold back the tears that wanted to create a stream down my cheeks. If anyone out there would like to attend I have
permission to bring anyone and everyone that I love. I love everyone so I guess they may need to build a wing on to the City Hall…lol. I
would give you the contact number but I did not ask permission for this and I do not want to burn anymore bridges for awhile. Dang bridges
and dang impatience of mine have made this a reoccurring issue for me. Not for long though! I learned so much Thursday and Friday that
once it fully sinks in I may be able to float a little longer before sinking again…lol!
Before I forget: Whoever ganked the shoe of my car at Freddies last week….Thank You dear Austinite. At first I was little aggravated
because the shoe did help me to become a more courteous and safe driver. When I shared this with a dear friend of mine
(AVERYWISEMANOLDERGENTLEMAN, HI Mr. Green…smiling) he told me that he would not have ANYTHING related to a child on his
vehicle. He continued to tell me that there are pedophile creepos driving around our town looking for young victims as we speak. It did not
sink in until yesterday (This was last week!). Im hard headed and at first thought self, “You can do whatever you want because your doing it
for a good reason!” Yes my intentions are of a positive nature but yesterday while walking home on the railroad tracks I found a new shoe.
A big shoe! It was then I realized that what if some creepo gets his jollies off while sitting next to me at a red light someday. This thought
totally sickens me and I realize now that Mr. Green is right. Disgusting thought and horrible subject to bring to the minds eye but it’s a hard
world in a cold time. We have to be more self-aware! Slowly but surely I will get there! I just hope it happens before my next Tarantula
dream…lol! Wish I had time to share the other 5 dreams I remember from this week. They are a TRIP and all have been a lesson to me.
Well, I have to go pay some bills and get some Art supplies. Have a wonderful weekend Friends! Respectfully, Wesleyco
Journal: 29 FRIDAY (GOTTALOVEIT! ) “05” 9:50 am
Hi again! Well I just finished 3 of about 8 or 9 Photo stories of my Art. My computer locked up during the 4th and it ticked me off so bad I am
going to wait a few days before making another. I had planned to share thoughts of what I learned Thursday and Friday but I still have
many thoughts to straighten out first. I’m stubborn and every time I think I have something figured I realize that I do not. Oh well! Instead I
want to share a past writing that I came across this morning. I did not date them and do not remember writing them but I like it and have
decided to publish it. If I do this then I will not lose it like everything else in my weird life. Not only will I have it forever but so will my Son.
When the time comes for me to go upstairs my Son will have this journal and hopefully it will help him to be a better person and help him to
understand some things before 30 plus of his years slip away.
A Soul Mate:
My Partner, My Lover, My Friend.
The heart of everything that truly matters to me.
A happiness that can warm the coldest day.
A hope that can shine in a future.
A friend that can make a heart smile.
A Soul Mate who can teach and learn the meaning of a life.
There are to things that I want to say.
1. I Can Love You…
2. I Forget the other thing DANGIT! Tee Hee!
Wesley “04” (?)
I snapped these photos at a place called The Great Outdoors on Congress Ave. I had planned to surf around for a cool picture of a
tarantula but decided to share my own photography instead. Someday I hope to get that photo of my feared furry little friend though! It is
just a matter of time I guess. Ciao! Wesley
Journal: 10:00pm 4-28-05
Ok I think I figured out what the dream below meant. I did not figure this out on my own but this evening while having dinner with my Moms
and my kiddo I told her about the dream. She was the one who educated me a few years back about the Indian History Belief of the Spider!
Anyway, I asked her what she thinks the dream may mean. She smiled with her beautiful Motherly eyes and told me, “It means if you do not
get a handle on things your going to get squashed!” My Moms is rarely wrong, Im scared of Spiders, and I have to much to share to be
squased! Hmmmmmm! What to do! What to do! Repectfully, Wesley
Dream: 5:30pm 4-28-05
Well I wanted to sleep 4 hours but I guess I will have to settle for two. A dream about a spider brought me into the light of my room. The Sun
is setting to the South and the fading day light is at the view of my Window that overlooks the trees in my backyard!
The Dream…”A Spider’s light is his Message!”
I was standing on a porch of a friends backyard somewhere talking about whatever (can’t remember who this friend is or which porch I was
on). Very familiar to me though! As I looked into the distance I saw the shape of something moving slowly and as it got closer to
disappearing into the safety of the shaded world under the porch I freaked by the size and strength of a feared predator known as the
Austin Texas Tarantula! I’m scared of Spiders (Arachnophobia to its FALLEST!) but quickly grabbed the fisrt thing I could get my hands on
to trap him and ask him for a picture. Funny because in my dream I had no Camera. (Its in California being repaired my Canon sniffs sniffs
sniffs!) As I jumped off the porch sporting a Laundry Basket I looked up upon the connection of my sandals on our earth to find that
THISSPIDER was now 10 times larger than myself and it had the weight of 6 legs behind it. The other two were reared up as high as the
Frost building and I in a stumper, frozen by its size think to myself, “Is this big S.O.B about to do what I think he’s about to do.” Is he about
to step on me and SMASHME like a bug. LOL Another strange thing I just remembered is that while looking down at this spider from the
edge of the porch he was hairy and black with light brown spots. When standing before/below him frozen in fear he was no longer hairy and
black. He was green, filled with leaves and his body/legs were giant oak trees.
I have a million things learned today that my journey home from downtown Austin delivered today and if I do not write down what a handful
of genuine people tried and I may forget what words they brought into my mind. I’m going to be busy for awhile documenting what I think I
am coming to realize and what I was taught and it is WAYTOIMPORTANT to forget. See you in a few hours and there are several more
chapters to the dream above. No time for it right now but after I figure out what the message was I will be sure to share it with you.
FACT: The Native American Indian believed that a Spider encountered in life was a messenger from a Higher Power! If the Indian was in
tune with his spirit he was able to hear this message. Wish my soul ears could hear as well as the American Indians.
To be Locked Away
Make it Possible
With All do Respect
Value For Life
Say High to the Goat
All About Him
I’m Tha’ Real (uhhhhhhhhhmmm)
Journal: 12:15pm 4-28-05
IMTIRED! Took a Loooooooong walk today and it was a blessing (that at first) I did not see coming! While on my Loooooooooong walk
through the beating hearts of CENTRALAUSTIN (Congress and S.First) I was prolonged from operation: “HIKEYOURBUTTHOME”souly
because I took the time to stop and smell the flowers. I always see different things in objects that catch my eye, but today while performing
that cardiovascular journey it occurred to me that I am at a peak that only my minds eye can see at times. Goofy Eh! Makes me feel like it
anyway, but in all honesty…WHOCARES! Tomorrow still plans to bring another day whether we LIKEITORNOT! I guess I am feeling a bit
grumpy because todays journey depleted me of my reserve energy (snickering!) That means I have to go sleep for about 4 hours!!!
(DANGIT!) BIGTHANKS to all of you NEWTWINNYFRIENDS! Thanks for helping me get all that stuff up the hill and thanks for not
KICKINGMY@$$…LMAO! Stay out of trouble and THANKYOUAGAIN for keeping me out as well. Will see ya in about 4 or 5 after some
sleepy covery snuggley time...Art to share when I am not so GRUMPY! (: Respectly, Wesley
Journal: 12:15pm 4-27-05
HIFRIENDLYAUSTINITES! GREATDAYEH? I just pulled in from work and have time for ART, JAMS, and THERIVER! (TWINFALLS…Possibly
Structure Falls!) Before I start my rambling I just want to thank ALLOFTHEWONDERFULREAL folks that I have met over the past several
weeks at the TWINS. Even the Police Folk that walk down that hill in those pitch black TEXAS”HEAT”ASORBING uniforms…lol! You guys
keep everybody on their toes and this is a good thing! I did not realize how many Austinites bring their family and children down there.
I also did not realize how many inconsiderate people leave behind their junk. No need to worry though Authorities. While I was down there
yesterday, 3 to 4 people beat me to the task of diving for empty sunken cans, trash, and whatever else was left behind. NOOOOOOO, not
only Bush and Milwaukee’s Best (YUCKOLA’), there were Cola Cans, and a few Gatorade. My favourite choice of replenishment!
This made me feel VERYGOOD! I’m NOT the only one who cares about the EARTH! It is a naive thought, I know (smacking forehead), but
for every do-gooder like myself there are 3 who get in a frame of mind that makes them unable to focus on what is important.
I wish our RICHOILMANFATCATS could realize this. Then we would be cruising around in ELECTRICCARS (WECOULDAFFORD) that only
THEY at this time and era would be able to afford. Until us lower and middle class American Nation Citizens can afford a used
ELECTRICFLOATINGLAWNMOWER our Earth will continue to disipate…NOTLMAO! I’m being a bit more REALISTIC, but take this as a
better than normal frame of mind as a good sign. I’AMINABRILLIANTMOOD! (The sun and positive mind frame toward my life is making me
more and more significant within my own “self” than I usually care to bring forward.
There was only one time in my life that I felt this wonderful and confidant in what life should mean of be. I was 15 (attending Porter Junior
High!) and teaching my own Bible Class through my home here in South Austin to a click of about 9 to 10 otherfriends.
(BABY KERESH…LMAO!) I do not mean to make light of the incident that befell a few years ago in Waco, so please do NOT take this in a
un-positive manner. What I am merely saying is that like Keresh, he was knowledgeable within his own mind which brought
Unfortunately, he did not understand what power and knowledge could bring as a repercussion of his understanding. I did not know the
man and many did, so I guess I should bite my tongue now, but what I can say is that at the age of 14 I had every adolescence peer buddy
of mine trashing their ROCK albums and COOLCLASSICROCK because of what I thought to be unproductive hidden messages that would
have and effect on our mortalities. (And or Moralities!)
I can teach you a few things in this area but choose not too. Not because I feel you are not worthy of knowing, but only because my frame
of mind and perception in this area have changed (I am an ARTIST OF EVERY CONCEPT!). Not to bring to light that, THAT that was like,
OVER21YEARSAGO…lol! (Back then does not count! ONLY KNOW!)
This story that I am leading into for whatever my minds eye brings me to, gets much deeper, so bare with me friends :).
Here I am in 8th grade, 1 out of several hundred kids who have a bible under his arm EVERY_DAY_IN_SCHOOL and staying
AFTER_SCHOOL to pray with a click of teachers who were also in touch with a HIGHER_POWER (A Holy Ghost!)! The reason I say
A_HIGHER_POWER is merely due to the fact that EVERYONES_BELIEFS_ARE_DIFFERNT! In my mind there is NO_RIGHT_RELIGION_
(OR_BELIEF)THAT_IS_WRONG! Ony the carrier or acceptor of that belief can influence that outcome! (FRAME_OF_MIND_MY_FRIEND!)
Easy to understand and even easier to live by if your in Wesley’s WORLD (YOUR_WORLD…) Smiling! Gotta fly! Water to JUMPIN!
nice web site.. well i would like to know if its possible u to send to my email, the photo that u took in FREddies of me (your brazilian friend
with shhhhhh... a very nice girl.. but very crazy...)
thanks a lot and i wish u all sucesss
What’s up Bro’! No Problemo and thanks for the gas money! Times are tight these days and every little bit counts. Good luck with you
travels and thank you kindly for the feedback. Be see-n-Ya-round again I hope! Respectfully, Wesley
These two Sunshines were hanging out with some friends Saturday and when I saw the reflection of their image on the water I asked if I
could take their picture. I printed each of them a photo and asked if they would allow me to publish this photo. They were very nice and told
me to go for it. Just imagine if the water was as smooth as glass. I have pictures like this and when the water is motionless you can flip the
photo over and have a perfect picture even if you are looking at it upside down! Thanks for the memory Susnhines. Stick yours up on the
fridge or give it to your Boyfriends. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 8:35 pm 25 April 2005
Time to Share Happy yucky Monday! I am glad it is yucky today. We need the rain. To early into this strange Summer for our swim holes
to go stagnant. There is so much buzzing around in my head that I need or want to share that it would take me all day and half a book to do
it. I am horrible at prioritizing so I guess I will do what I always do and just ramble
I have decided to share the world of one of my favourite places to hang out now. (Twin Falls!) Yesterday while there I was photographing
some really beautiful new friends (getting ready to!) It was a click of about 20 young Austinites. I say young because they were all in their
20’s. That is young to me! Wish I could be in my 20’s again…lol. Well as they began to get prepared an army of law enforcement officers,
along with the city’s woofer ticket leash dude, and the city clean up dude’s crashed everyones Sunday. It was a real drag. At first I was a bit
ticked but I am to open minded to be ticked. The fine for drinking at Twin Falls is $500 bills and if the city’s woofer ticket guy catches you
with your dog off a leash guess what. “You just paid a $500.00 fine that would have covered a few months of prime rib for your woofer!”
There was alcohol, herbal soda’s, and some propel Gatorade in my cooler. Sorry I did not claim that cooler you took officer, but I already
owe several counties cash and can not afford to owe any more. I may just have to go sit it out in a metal box before it is all said and done.
God I pray not though. I am Claustrophobic and FREAK when in tight places. (BADLY!) In addition to this, the booze was a favour for a new
friend and not mine! She did not have a cooler and asked if I would mind sharing my cooler. It was kind of funny though! The officer (while I
was snapping about 20 folks in a group who were yelling BANANNA…LMAO) said, “Who’s Cooler does this belong to?” We all ignored him
and focused on getting the right shot of them trying not to blink. He continued, “If know one claims it then Im going to take it!” LOL Nice
knowing you cooler…lol!
After the photo an officer approached me and said, “Is that a blunt end knife strapped to your leg?” (I had my Scuba knife on!) After
showing it to him he asked why I had it. I told him I am a Boy Scout and if some one gets bit by a snake I have a way to save them. The
straps on the leg harness make a perfect tourniquet to keep the poison from taking over your senses while 3 or 4 people carry you up a
steep 10 minute hill. Any way, he made me put it in my bag and walk up the hill with it. I was told to go and put it up (in my car).
On my way back down the hill I greeted a handful of officers belly aching about the hill they were hiking back up. The new friend I had made
was about 24 and very wise for his age. He is perhaps one of the reasons I did not belly ache about the do gooders taking my Gatorade
and soda! He told me that last year some young un’ got trashed and while crossing the road (360) he was struck by a vehicle and died.
This totally made me sad. I’m getting sad just sharing this with you because somewhere there is a parent without a child. Bless you parent
and may your child reside in a better place with some very cool Austinite Angels. Those officers may meet their monthly quota when taking
on the duty of that hike, but they do this not to run our days (granted this is a repercussion of their presence).
Twin Falls is a VERYBEAUTIFUL place and many families hike down to share this beauty with their children (of all ages). It is a family place
and needs to be treated as such. If we have our family over to the house we like to make a good impression and set a good example for
both their children and our own. We don’t slam a beer infront of an Aunt or Uncle and then toss it into a pile of cans in the middle of our
yard our or living room. Think about it and if you do; well, that would be because you Auntie or Uncle set the example and taught you
how to do it…lol.
In closing I want to say have a nice day, a nice week, and try to leave work at the door when you leave today. Be sure to check out the
home page. I plan to rotate all the photo’s out today with some photography of Twin Falls. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 8:15am 24 April 2005
Morning Austin! Very beautiful one at that I might add. I have about 1.5 hours before checking out a new church this morning. Friday-
Present: The Bible retreat in Columbus was AWESOME! The opening act at the retreat and the speaker that followed were all I was able to
appreciate though. It is a looooooooooooong story that I choose not to go into but lets just say the Martian in me came out when the head
dean at the College hurt my feelins’. Long story short I guess. One of the students there ended up with a card of mine that had a
BEAUTIFUL tatt of a Japanese woman on it (see below). When he confronted me I told him it was art and that body art is perhaps some of
the most beautiful art in the world. I then told him he should get his mind out of the gutter. I guess he did not realize was it was HIS students
that wanted the card not me running around going here young minister to be have this card so you can be less of a person. MARTIAN!
MARTIAN! MARTIAN! MEEEEO’ MY! MEEEEO’ MY! MEEEEO’ MY! Back to the opening act. A gentleman by the name of Bo preached to
about 600+ cristians through song. He sang about 4 songs and each song he presented and shared had a story and meaning behind it.
INCREDIBLE! Wish I could sing like that man. The second speaker was a GREAT MAN with a GREAT click of meaning behind his words. I
followed everything he said and believe it or not was able to understand what he wanted us to realize.
My experience at this retreat taught me something about myself. It taught me that in mind, heart, and spirit I AM and man of the word. I do
believe in things that I do not understand and I do believe in things that I am afraid of. What I am afraid of most of all is myself though. I
have to learn to control my temperament before it gets me in bigger trouble someday. I respect this school of the word but in respecting this
I have to realize that I can not expect them to believe or accept what I believe. They are set in their ways as much as myself. That is their
home not mine and for me to go Martian was completely out of line. Regardless of who is wrong or who is right. Wish I had thought of all this
prior to my confrontation. Oh well! Live and learn I always say.
On the way home from Columbus the following day I was amazed by the number of Hawk that cirled the sky above I-10 and HWY 71. From a
distance I thought to myself that buzzards were circling a road kill (FINALLY got to see some Armadillos ) TRIPPEDMEOUT when I
discovered that they were Hawks. About 45 minutes from Austin my Son and I pulled into a really cool Road House bar sponsoring a hot rod
show. I ended up shooting away as usual and spent about half and hour speaking with an older gentleman sporting the hottest Mustang
these eyes have ever seen. He travels all over the world sharing what he loves. The Art of his Custom made Mustang. He was the 1st place
winner at the show we had here in Austin a few weeks back on Congress Ave. He wants me to make him one of my Poster murals of his car
for him and will be calling me soon to let me know where his next show is going to be (In East Austin I think!). ROCKANDROLL on this. I love
creating my Art of a Art .
My day closed with a bunch of friends at Twin Falls, Freddies, Polvos’s and then at Gino’s Bar and Grill. It is really hard to say what part of
all this Saturday was the best (scratching head!). I think it was at Polvos though! One of the Sunhine waitresses turned (?) and when I saw
all of the balloons I offered or asked if I could snap a photo. She was shy, but her friends made her get infront of the TON of roses and
balloons and “CLICK!” When I gave her a print of this memory she smiled with a light that lit up the room. She asked me how much and I
smiled saying, “Happy Birthday!” Time to close! I have a few cards to create, some photo’s to share, and only have about 40 minutes to do
it. I can not afford to drive to Luling to pray with the older folk so I think I’m going to check out a congregation that meets on Wm. Cannon. It
is an open mic group and I am hoping none of them live in shells and will accept me as I am not as what they think or feel I should or need
to be. Have a wonderful day friends and I hope to see you at Twin Falls later today! By the way, whoever dumped all those beer cans on
the trail yesterday…PLEASESTOP trashing this place. And PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE don’t let me see you doing it. Thanks! Respectfully,
Journal: 12:05pm 21 April 2005
Good Afternoon Friends! I have had a trial of a morning. Last night while at the Midnight Rodeo the pin that controls the Sub Mirror in my
Camera broke thus causing half of my photos to be as dark as night. Upon taking it to Precision Camera this morning we discovered that
the Serial # on the Camera I had did not match the Serial # of the Camera I purchased (Cannon EOS Rebel) last October. A few months
ago Precision shipped the Camera to Cannon for repairs on the USB Port and the door that secures the battery. Both were defective. They
repaired the Camera (I thought!) and I picked up the Camera I “thought” was mine. Today Precision told me the serial #’s do not match
(WHAT?). On top of THIS they charged me $25 bucks to send the Camera (THAT IS NOT EVEN THE CAMERA I PURCHASED LAST
OCTOBER) back to CANNON for repairs. I have perhaps one of the biggest photo shoots of my life this weekend at the Texas Bible
University and here I am at Precision Camera hoping they have a Cannon Rebel for me to rent! (MORE MONEY I DO NOT HAVE). The
repair guy (COOL DUDE!) was able to get me out of the house with a Nixon D70 because all the Rebels were spoken for. I have just fallen
in LOVE WITH this D70! This thing ROCKS! I still prefer my Cannon Rebel mainly because I can get any shot I want to near perfection while
zooming down the highway at 65 miles an hour. I do this whenever I see our Nations Flag blowing in the wind with Pride. I called Cannon
and I am waiting for a call back but have not really taken up the issue with Precision yet. My temper is hot when it comes to things like this
so hopefully Cannon will get everything resolved. When my temper flares I have to leave and get the heck out of Dodge. Otherwise there is
HECK to pay. Everyone who knows me knows not to be rude and those who are rude know by experience. Im getting better but have more
work to do in resolving my hot Irish Blooded Temper. 0 : I do not know what to do really! What I do know is I have spent over 4 grand at
precision Camera over the past 7 months and now am without a Camera to do my work for GODONLYKNOWSHOWLONG! Last time they
sent the Camera to Cannon it took almost 3 weeks. Major drag eh! I can not afford to rent this Nixon for more than the 2 days I am already
paying for (Thanks Mom!). Mom helped me out with the $1500.00 deposit I had to put down in order to rent it. Well, I have a ton of things to
do before I leave town in less than 3 hours so you folks have a WONDERFUL weekend and when I return I will have Nature, Harleys,
Musicians, and Smiles to share with you. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 4:10 pm 21 April 2005
Photo credits on this goes to my kiddo! We were cruising on IH 35 to Luling last Sunday when we saw this officer protecting all of us from
the bad guys! : ) Cool Eh! ( :
FINALLY! Im all caught up on my Mail and now I get to focus on some more Art! For those of you who have been watching the photo
stories, my next few are going to ROCK! All of the photo Art that I have been sharing will be in these stories but are only a needle in a
haystack as to what I plan to create/share in the stories.
I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who have been checking this site out and let you know that it is you and our Town that
drives my passion. One day I hope that we can all dance, sing in the park, laugh with our families, and build some memories together.
Email: 9:30pm 21 April 2005
if you get a chance, do you think you could superimpose that pic of me somwhat opaque onto one of the shots of Austin you have? I'd
sure like to see what that would look like...
Use ya imagination... I know you can do some very cool stuff...
Hope I'm not imposing...
No Problemo’ Compadre! Anything for K’Cee and the Sunshine Band…lol! Wesley
You were kind enough to take a few pictures of our daughter shhhh last Friday night at Freddie’s place. I am writing, as we discussed, to
request you forward any additional pictures you may have of her. She is the little girl (one-year old in the flowery pink dress) that was
dancing with her Mom by the stage in the early evening.
I thank you for the prints you gave us Friday and hope you saved a few more. Please forward at your convenience.
Best wishes for your continued success, shhhhhh
Greetings Mr. shhhhhhh!
It would be my pleasure to send you the photo’s! Children are pure energy with a bright light that I am able to pick up on. When I see a child
play and laugh I become enraptured. I love to go to Ruta Maya’s on Sunday morning (when I have the time) to watch musicians perform for
about a hundred or so families that bring their children and friends together. The energy is unbelievable. You just have to see it to believe
it. You made a very great impression upon me as a Father who will most assuredly teach and protect his child to the fullest. If you ever
need anything…”ANYTHING”…do not hesitate to call dear friend. God Bless you and your beautiful family kind Sir. Sincerely, Wesley
PS: Maybe you can turn me onto a game of golf sometime in the near future. I used to play with my Pops when I was about 14 but have not
picked up a club since. Im 36 now so you can imagine how hilarious it would be to see me hit a golf ball like a baseball. Lmao! Peace
Brother! Wesley www.AustinIthinkYouShine.com
I met you at the dog park yesterday. You took some pictures of my dogs. I'm the Mexican girl with the brown and the yellow labrador mixes. I
was wondering if I could have the pictures since they were very nice.
Your page is very interesting. I love art myself. Actually I'm an artist and I'm currently illustrating a book written by local writers.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Hi shhhhh! Sorry I am so belated with getting back to you. There were several other friends ahead of you as you can see on my web site. I
always get side tracked while looking for a photo to share with a neighbour. Something will jump out at me while searching and the next
thing I know Im glued to my creative minds eye and my hearts thoughts. Here is a couple of the photo’s. The files are large so I am only
sending 2. Thank You for the feedback and if that book with your Art is available I would LOVE to have a copy. Hope to hear from you soon
Sunshine! Respectfully, Wesley
We talk to customers on the phone all day and can only imagine what they look like. Thanks for directing me to your web site so I can put a
face with the voice. Site looks great, keep up the good work! Thanks, shhhh
( : Thanks for the feedback shhhh! Your good people friend! If you ever make it to Austin, Tx. Be sure and look me up. I do appreciate the
feedback and knowing you took the time to check out the site makes my day! I hope to benefit ACS (American Cancer Society) some day
with all of this hard work. Once my friends list (which you are now a part of) gets to a ga-billion friends (lol) then I will invite everyone to join
me in what I hope to call, “A Day in The Sun!”. This may take awhile but I refuse to let go of this dream. A day for all of us to dance, sing,
eat, tan, and rock. Everyone will bring one dollar for ACS and if they can not sport a dollar I will sport it for them. Granted I have all the
dollars I owe my creditors taken care of…lol. I have never organized an event like this and do not know what it involves but I do have a click
of friends who can provide me with the direction and support that I will need. The local Musicians here in Austin are very talented,
supportive, and when it comes to sharing their art while contributing to a charitable cause they go out of their way to help.
My next dream involves support for head trauma victims. There is no support in place for folks that have this unfortunate tragedy in their
family’s life. I am a victim of this and know of MANY others who continue to deal with such a tragedy. I was in a COMA for a short period
(week) back in “93” and to this day memories fade back into my mind that I had lost. There are many years of thoughts that I am afraid to
say I have lost. Hopefully they will fade back in to my mind. It saddens me beyond any vocabulary I am able to summon. Every time I think to
myself that they are less occurring (memory lapses) I find that they are not. An example: (I realized this a few days ago!) I was born and
raised in this great Town and find that I STILL seem to get lost when driving around. There are times when I will go to visit a friend who’s
home I have been to a half dozen times and become VERY embarrassed when I have to call them for direction. It’s a major drag friend, but I
deal with it.
In closing, I would like to thank you once again for taking the time to see what I am about and would also like to thank you for the assistance
you provided me with on my computer trouble. The resolution to the problem was very simple…lol. I disconnected the linksys and ran my
dls directly to my desktop. Well, take care and be sure to check out the photo art I attached to this mail. Peace out bro’ Respectfully, Wesley
Email: 9:30pm 20 April 2005
THANK YOU ! ! !...
Hey bro... we're at the Iron Horse on North Mopac on Thursday (bike nite) and Friday this week... then on Saturday we're at the Stardust
Lounge (Manchaca south of Slaughter about a mile and a half...)...
We are going to have the full band this round for all three nights... 6 of us total... and very powerful... I have a female vocalist that shares
the stage with me and plays keys... She's awesome.. but is leaving us in the near future...
Try to catch one of those shows... it's goanna be awesome.. ! ! !
I'll post that pic on www.rockycreekproductions.com site under my links..
A thanks again... was a "hoot" visit in with ya again...
You’re the bomb bro’! I will most definitely see you on one of these three nights! See you then! Respectfully. Wesley
Email: 4:00pm 20 April 2005
shhh Balli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks Dad! I got a new job and with this new Web Site I am busy as a bumble bee. I will call you soon and let you know about the new job!
Hope you like the mural of the bikini girls. I photographed this contest at Midnight Rodeo last week. Thier photographer was unable to make
it and I happened in at the right time. Love ya! Son
Email: 12:40 20 April 2005
I met you yesterday walking out of the canyon. I am the girl that noticed
that you understood how and where to have fun. I must say that I am a little
intrigued at your aloofness about yourself and now that I have looked on
your web site I am even more curious about you.
Feel free to contact me back if you wish to do so.
I also find myself most happy when out in nature.
Top of the afternoon to you shhh! I must say you truly flatter me...tee hee! Im trying to place you Sunshine but I meet so many folks that I
am unable to place you at the moment. I continue to have memory lapses but I think they are happening less frequently. Atleast I like to
believe they are. They also caused me to get in trouble at work the other day. After getting chewed I slowed down on my work as to not
make another mistake (smacking forehead!) Earlier this morning I went out to the car to get my coffee and once there I was left standing in
bewilderment for about 5 minutes before I could remember what in the heck I was there for...lol. Actually I blew it off and headed back into
the house but remembered before making it across the yard. lol I will give you a call soon and you can help refresh my memory. Hope your
Wednesday is as blessed as mine. I just got a call from my Moms and she made my day. She told me that she was not calling to nag;
rather, just to say hi and tell me she loved me. (Im getting butterfly's just writing about it!) I burned a bridge with this wonderful woman last
year and reconstruction of trust with her has been very difficult. Thanks for writing and I look forward to speaking with you soon. Feel free
to call me if you would like (785-7874). I love to make new friends and bonds. You appear to be very good people ( : Respectfully, Wesley
PS: I attached a cool piece of Art I made for you to appreciate ( :
Email: 20 April 2005
Dude, i spent this morning coffee time reading from your bio and journal.
Thanks ! for puttin the pic of me last saturday on your site. Was very cool to see it there...
My manager asked if you could possibly put my name beside it??? and you can use this letter as permission to post it on your site.
Now that the b.s. is out of the way (lmao) it was a sincere pleasure meeting you, and as well, reading about your life...
Bro ! You must be the modern day "Job" (biblically)... We all go thru tremendous trials in our lives. But it does seem you have had the
lions share for about ten people... I can't wait to see what your next six lives have to offer you. (*meow)
Stay in touch my newfound friend, and i hope to see you at one of our shows...
www.rockycreekproductions.com is our management website, and you can find me in the Artist section if you're interested.... There's some
very cool demo's of the original material.. hope you enjoy them.
Keep on Keepin on bro !
Hey K’Cee! Wow dude! Thanks for the feedback friend. Yes life has been a trial for me and YES I will most certainly personalize a photo for
you. I have to turn it into some Art first though. You’re a great enough musician who deserves it. You share your voice and talent with those
folks at Sams Town Point. I am grateful for this, and Im sure I speak for everyone who hears you perform. I will also post the link you gave
me under your personalized photo bro’. Keep rockin and I hope to see you (hear you) again very soon. Busy world and busy times these
days. You should shoot me an email from time to time and let me know where your playing at. Gotta fly bro’, other emails to check into, but
first I want to work on your Art. PS…I hope you knocked on wood when you mentioned what the next 6 years (lives) will bring…lol.
Journal: 20 April 2005-04-20
Good Morning Austin Texas! Mine is good and I hope yours is as well. I went to Bouldin Creek Coffee house this morning to get a fix and
now Im ready to jam and work. I have decided to focus on Email today because I feel bad about not being more punctual with all of the new
friends that I have been making. I really need to get out of this habit because when a week or 2 slips by it is very difficult to find a photo.
First I think Im going to change out all the photos on the home page with some past movie art. I did not realize how many of us Austinites
can not watch these short photo stories. The files are very large and will hardly play back on a dial up. Aggrivating!!! I hate it when my DSL
starts running slow. I get bored and start stomping my footsies...lol! Well, you folks have a great hump day and I wish you the best day that
can be had. Respectfully, Wesley
Email: 19 April 2005
i forgot my email i sent it from my mothers.
Here’s the photo’s friend! Sorry I am so belated but this new job of mine has got me behind on Email, Art, and Yata’ Yata’…Hope all is well!
Take care and I hope to hear you play again when your back in town. Tell your Moms I said hello! She is a very nice Mom friend.
You took a couple of pictures of some biker guys when you were in Wimberley a couple of weeks ago. I don't think you recognized me with
my doo-rag on. I play drums down at Ginos. I'm the white haired guy. I didn't know the other guy, we were just shootin' the bull. If you still
have a picture, send me one.
Hi shhhhhhh! Good to hear from you and your right! I did not recognize you with the doo-rag….LMAO! Hope your doing well friend! Here’s
one of the photo’s I got that day! The files are large so I am sending the best one! I doctored it up and personalized the photo for. Hope
that’s ok! You take care and I hope to see you around at Gino’s sometime soon. I have a new job so that is eating up some of the time for
my late night photography extravaganza’s…lol. Take care Friend! Respectfully, WEsLey
When u get a chance e-mail me the pictures u took with us Sunshine
Our time was short and it was nice to meet u. Also enjoy the song.
We meet on the out, leaving El Mercado Restaurant on 04/08/05
Hello Sunshine Girls…lol! I doctored up the photo and put some cool looking graphics behind us. Sorry I am so belated with this response.
Hope all is well and I hope you are having a pleasing weel. Busy as a Bee at my end. Take care and I hope to see ya around soon.
Movies: Next Movie
Email: 17 Apr. 05
I met you at the dog park yesterday. You took some pictures of my dogs. I'm the Mexican girl with the brown and the yellow labrador mixes. I
was wondering if I could have the pictures since they were very nice.
Your page is very interesting. I love art myself. Actually I'm an artist and I'm currently illustrating a book written by local writers.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Hi Sunshine! Yes I remember you. Your dogs are beautiful. I may have to publish them granted I can find them efficiently. I presently have a
ton of email to follow up on and photography to share. Im glad you took the time to hit me up for the photo’s. The files are very large so Im
going to send one or two of the best shots.
I appreciate the positive feedback greatly. Seems I receive more constructive criticism more than anything else…lol. I would also “LOVE” to
see your work and purchase the book you speak of. I have a love for Austin and all who live in it. I especially take the time to appreciate our
fellow Musicians, Writers, and “Artist”! We are all Artist mind you. Just different strokes for different folks that’s all (smiling!) Respectfully,
Re: FW: Fwd: pic
these are the one’s I selected
Hi Sunshine! Voodoo Lady! Smiling! I see no pictures here to look at! Did you overlook attaching them (shrugging shoulders!). Let me
know and I hope your doing as "wonderful" in heart as myself. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 11:10 am 13 Apr. 05
Hi Austin! Beautiful day eh! I laid down at a little after 3 am, got up at 6:30 to take my kiddo to school, then laid back down for 5 hours.
Trip! I have not slept 5 hours straight in I can’t remember when…lol! What’s a little funny to me is I burnt so much energy yesterday at Twin
Falls, Star Dust, and Freddies that I woke up to some guy opening my door at Ruta Maya’s about +2 am this morning. I pulled in to Ruta’s
and decided to recline back for a minute or two. Those few minutes turned into a few hours I guess. LOL! Sorry Ruta! When I feel my
shutdown mode coming on I always pull over for rest. I have fallen asleep at the wheel in 3 different automobile accidents. Scares the hell
out of me now. The first cost me two bent rims, the second accident left me in a Coma, and the 3rd almost took the life of my Son. I broke
my shoulder and my left knee and he walked away with a scratch. Thank You Angela (the name of the Angel I gave him when he was 4
years old.) I told him when he was born my Angel went from me to him so he would not be scared at nighty night time.
A friend of mine just called and is on his way to pick me up. He has asked me to photograph a ford dealership that he will be contracted out
to. I’m very proud of this friend. Not only has he landed a $60,000 dollar job (Master Electrician) but he has become a believer in the higher
power and has become perhaps one of the best fathers that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I can still remember when he stood at
my waist as a child. He’s 26! Well, gotta get ready for him so you folks have a wonderful day. By the way, Im in LOVEWITHTWINFALLS! The
past two days has been like cloud nine. I have met so many REALPEOPLE there! Not to mention all the woofers. I’m planning to return with
my neighbour later this week. She works for paws and has a little Blue Healer Puppy she wants to find a home for. I told her Twin Falls
would be better than sitting in front Pet Smart. So many family and Animal lovers hang out there thit it boggles the mind. Gotta fly!
Made this mural before going to Twin Falls yesterday! My Son inspired this photo of the Capital. As we drove buy it on Sunday we both took
the time to appreciate it. He said, "Dad, that's the most powerful building in the State of Texas!" Made me proud ( : The woofer was
checking things out while his Sunnhine Moms walked him to the river for a swim!
Journal: 8:55 am 11 Apr. 05
Hi! Rise and shine! Im still working on it myself! I really want to focus on some Art and the Poems Section today, but first I need to tell you
about a new favourite hangout. Does anyone like washers? Well if you do then you need to hook up with me at Freddie’s on S. 1st. This
place ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKS! Too many cool things about Freddie’s to go into detail. You just need to check it out for
yourself. If I get started I may not shut up about it.
Twin Falls was a blast as well. Great place for woofer photography. I think today I am going to take my 13 year old senile beagle to that
doggie park on riverside. Watching everyone turn their pups onto twin falls yesterday made me miss my girl. She’s got history! She has a
metal plate in the same hip as myself. When she was 3 months old she ran in front of a Suburban and had her leg crushed in about 10
places. 2 grand, a few surgeries, and a few months in the woofer hospital in Elgin Texas saved her. Like father like daughter they say. I
guess for us it would be like daughter like father. She broke hers before I broke mine. Well, adios for now. I have some poem/letter entries
to focus on while the thoughts are still in my head. Have a wonderful day Austinites! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 2:35 pm 10 Apr. 05
Hi somebody (smiling)! Here’s a photo from the recital. My buddy did not make it in time for some photo’s of the recital but there was
another photographer there clicking away. Hopefully she will send me a few of the photo’s. The recital was for the Texas Educational Fund!
Great click of people who care about knowledge and the performers singing….breathtaking. Well, I’m about to go to twin falls with some
friends and get a tan. You folks have a nice evening and when you leave work, leave it at the door. Easier said than done, but I have
confidence in you…you can do it (smiling). Respectfully, Wesley
This artist rocked the house one night while I was hanging out at a club called 710. He gave me a killer pose for this shot! Wish I had a
printer back then. I would have loved to print him this memory!
Journal: 8:00 am 10 Apr. 05
Good Morning! Well, I did it again! I set me bloody alarm clock for 9:30 am but my body hit that 4 hour mark of sleep time I spoke of
previously and my eyes popped open like a jack in the box tired of his box. Dang it! Oh well, I guess it is really for the best being that I have
to be at a recital in a few hours. Had I slept to 9:30 I would not have the time to write this, work on some art, and share some world. Today I
am going to cut this journal entry short, share a quote I woke up to in my head this morning on my home page and some feelings in my
poems section. I need to share some emotions in the letters and poems section of this site for a reason. I need to because…well, you know
why! I sure hope that section has helped some of you in dealing with a tainted heart. It has helped me but I still have a little ways to go.
Everytime I think Im ready to do a few back flips I find that rock is still following my shadow. A rock that I tend to crawl under from time to
time. I have found shelter under this rock for over 3 months now, but it is still there and still is a fresh thought within my hollow head. I still
have not found the 30 pages of my book I had planned to bust out with you folks. Today I will be working off a few brain cells in attempting
to remember it. Chow for now, and I will see ya at the poems section latter. Sionara! Respectfully, Wesley
Journal: 6:40 pm 9 Apr. 05
Evenin’…Well today turned out to be the bomb! To bad it is Sunday though! Im a bit nervous about starting my new job, but overly thrilled
at the same time. Right now I'm waiting on a dear friend to come by so I can follow her to a rehearsal at the Hyatt. She asked me to stand in
during a recital that her dance company is putting on. I forget what its for though. Some charitable cause of course. Anyway, I will hopefully
be able to share some photos of it with you. A photographer buddy of mine is going to do some clicking for me since I'll have my hands full.
I think I'm supposed to hold a globe or something. The cool part is they are going to paint my hair and my face gold…lol! Ive never had my
hair a different color before. Tee Hee! Well, gotta get back to the art. Next photo story is turning out to be a lot of fun for me. So many
venues and soooooo many great memories. Have a nice evening and try not to let Monday be to much of a Monday for you tomorrow.
His other side said, "Need a Beer!" LMAO I gave him a quarter and said, "Here brother, have quarter toward your next cold one and "stay
out of trouble officer...LOL!
His tatt and his ride! Took a friend to Auto Zone and met about 25 little Sunshines who were honor role students. They were washing cars
to raise money for a trip or something. They cleaned my car so good I almost didnt want to drive it. To bad it looks like rain today! I gave
em' 10 buck toward their cause. Made me feel really good and the energy these click of students had was as bright as our day was
yesterday. Let the bright lights Sunshine ( "
Jimi Hendrix- Blues (Peoples, Peoples, Peoples)