Journal Update: February 17, 2006
Top of the morning to you! Hope all is well and that you are in good spirit. As for myself, I am doing wonderful and keeping busy with marketing the first Austin Music Scene
Calendar. We now have this Calendar available at Heart of Texas Music, Austin Music, Scruffy’s (On 6th) and will be meeting with a few other potential clients later today. In
addition to this we will have an Art Display along with these Calendars available at a booth this coming Sunday at Maria’s Taco Express and at the SXSW event at Dave and
Cindy’s located on Slaughter Creek. I will hopefully have this address for you prior to the event so that you can join us in listening to some wonderful musical talent.
Aside from all or this, I am eagerly waiting for Jes to send me his update and photo’s. Be sure to check out his latest update and enjoy the Art that I will be publishing that a
dear friend of his Mother's created. She is a wonderfully talented painter with plenty to share! Check out the links under the "Links to write home about!"
The photo’s I am sharing with you here on the site today are some favourites that my partner and I have used for our Austin Music Calendar, First Friday with Dharana and
Friends (Country picking party held ever first Friday), Tracy Conover (At Trophy’s), and Michael Clay (at Marias).
While at Trophy’s last week Chris Bynum gave me a copy of Tracy’s CD (Live! At the Cactus Moon) so I will be sharing some of this music with you over the next few days.
She is a wonderful Blues Artist and I hope to photograph her again soon. I was unable to stay and enjoy her music due to other commitments the night I happened in on her
performance at Trophy’s. She does have a web site so check it out when you get a chance. www.tracyconover.com
In closing I would like to wish you a month filled with good fortune and thank you for dropping in to see the site. Enjoy the music, the art, and the photography! Wesley
Above: Mirror of Thought
Abra Moore recently sent these photo's to Jes and the sunset is one of the many
he sent me from Italy. Click Here for more photo's of Abra and if you go to her
website on my space you will hear one of my favorite songs ( : Click Here!
Above: Political Liberty
Trent Turner doing what comes natural. Trent was one of the first to take
the stage at Dave and Cindy's!
Click Here to see his website.
Left: Leeann Atherton
Wanna know more
about Leeann and her
music? Click Here ( :
Above: Without Restriction
Leeann Atherton and Sunnyman sharing their energy and the harmony of a
song at her SXSW Barn Yard event.
Wanna know more ( : Click Here!
Right: Liqufied Attention
Bob Schneider singing a tune at Antones. I just checked out his site and
his intro songs "totally" rock! Click Here!
Journal Update: 6 April 06
Hello friends! Hope everyone is well and ready for the weekend. I know I am! Hard to believe that we are already finished with the first quarter of this year. SXSW is over, so I
am now eagerly waiting for the next two big events that will be held this month. (Eyeors and the Bob Marley Fest).
I missed out on the Bob Marley fest last year due to work, but I am hopeful that I will not miss this event in two weeks. Eyeor’s will be held on the 29th and that I wouldn’t miss
for the world. I had to much fun last year. This year I will be able to capture the memories for us all with my Canon. Last year it was in another state being repaired so I had to
purchase a few point and shoot walmart cameras to capture these memories. Really sucked due to the fact that I use many of my photo’s for Art and the pixels on those
cameras are crappy. Needless to say, this limited my ability to create Art that would have rocked.
I have some wonderful photo’s to share with you today from the last SXSW event that I was able to attend (Leeann Atherton’s Barn Yard Bash). I am not quite sure what I
plan to share at this point because I have been to busy to look through and absorb the best photo’s.
One artist that I would like you to know about is a fellow Austinite (Trent Turner). While at the event he gave me a CD and I have been sharing this music with you for about 2
weeks now. Trent is a wonderful guitarist and vocalist that will surely get your attention. The energy he presents while performing is breath taking. Be sure to check out his
web site that I placed in the caption next to his photo.
Another local musician and favourite of mine is Kris Brown. Kris will be performing at both the Bob Marley Fest and Eyeor’s. I asked Kris what time he will be performing at
Eyeor’s and he told me that he was scheduled for 3 pm. For more info. on Kris check out his website: www.familysauce.com
It’s funny, when I sat down to begin this entry today I had a ton of thoughts that I wanted to share, but I guess I am so anxious to get to what I love the most (ART) that they
seem to elude me now.
Thank You you all so much for returning to the site to appreciate the photography and the Art. This weekend I plan to go to the Bass O’ Rama event so wish me luck. I hope
to catch the biggest fishy! Tee Hee!
Left: Ritual of Magic
This is the first of many
to come for the next
SXSW calendar that we
hope to have ready for
you in "07"
Left: Ritual of Magic
2 of 2
Above: I created this last night for my Father and his Wife. We were at Seton Hospital last week
and I photographed a Statue of Jesus and mentioned using it for future Art. The next morning I
had a photo of this Stairway to Heaven attached to an email that he sent. Im not finished with it
but decided to share it anyway.
Above: Mirror of the Mind
Mike Vernon at the Austin Music Awards.
Click the link to check out his website.
Above: On the horns of!
Mark Andes looking over to compliment
Mike Vernon as he takes his lead. Click the
link to check out his website.
Above: All the days of one's life!
Kris Kristofferson takes the stage to share his tunes with many
loyal fans and music lovers alike.
Photo by Pulette Linville
Above: Apprentice oneself to!
Willie looking up at Jon as they agree on a
song for closure.
Jon Dee Graham and his Son (Willie) bring
the Music Hall perfection.
Journal Update: March 19, 2006
Good Morning Austinuts! Just wanted to thank you for dropping in and give you a heads up on the SXSW event with Lee Ann Atherton at Dave and Cindy's today (Rain or
no Rain!). The line up is as follows:
2:00-2:15 James Anthony (*acoustic stage)
2:15-2:45 Dos Dames (Tracy Lamar & Connie Hancock)
2:45-3:00 Andrew Walker *
3:00-3:35 Karen Abrahams' Back Porch Vipers
3:40-4:00 Leeann Atherton w/ Sunnyman & Jackson *
4:00-4:25 George Carver's Modern Agriculture
4:30-5:00 Jelly Jar
5:00-5:15 Kim DesChamps *
5:15-6:00 Shelley King/ Sis Deville
6:00-6:15 Tom Cobb *
6:15-7:00 Papa Mali
7:00-7:15 Hot Flash *
7:15-7:45 Keller Bros.
7:45-8:00 Eric Moll *
8:30-8:45 Yo! Gadjo *
8:45-9:15 Big Bang
9:15-9:30 Quincy Harper*
9:30-10:30 Peter Rowan
For directions visit this site: http://leeannatherton.com/
Hope you enjoyed the photos from the Music Awards. When I have time I will share some killer Art that I created with various musicians from this event. Hope to see you at
the Barn Yard bash today. If all is a go then we will have an Art display so come by and share a smile. Respectfully, Wesley
Journal Update: March 15, 2006
Hello neighbor’s! Deserving Day outside today. It’s great hearing all of the birds sing to us in the mornings again. I can hardly wait to camp out at Perdenales River in the
next few weeks.
Last Summer I would Campout at Twin Falls and when morning would come I’d awake to the songs of the birds as they fed over the open swimming hole. Incredible site
watching them glide in to catch the unsuspecting dragon flies! You are not allowed to campout at Twin Falls (located off Mopac: The Green Belt) because the city has an
ordinance forbidding it, but it didn’t stop me. APD has better things to do than walk a 15 minute hike down a challenging hill in the wee hours of the morning. One night I
had my camp fire really high and a police helicopter flew down and flashed me with their lights. I thought for sure they would be down to run me off or give me a citation but
they never showed. giggle! Unfortunately, the lack of rain will have this swimming hole bare for awhile ) :
I have today off work and decided to use it to fix the past journals on my home page. They have been out of commission for awhile due to computer trouble but everything
seems to be up and ready for viewing whenever you have the chance to appreciate some art of local musicians and other things that seemed to jump out at me.
Be sure to check out Jes the Adventurers latest update. He sent a ton of wonderful photos from his trip to Italy. The Sunsets are my favourite… your going to love them.
Tonight my partner and I will be attending the Austin Music Awards at the Austin Music Hall. I hope to have some of this to share with you soon. I have a heavy schedule
throughout the next few weeks so I will be using every little chance I can get to work on this and other projects.
I never did make it to Ruta Mayas last week to hear Chris Brown (drag) but I did make it to Dharana’s First Friday Party. The photo flick was a big hit but I am unable to
share it due to the file size. It takes about 10 minutes to watch it. I have been so busy with other projects that I have yet to look at the photography I captured at the party.
Wonder what will jump out at me…hmmmmmm! I'd better look at this for potentual Art to share today.
As for now, I plan to close and move on to work on something that has eluded me over the past few weeks (ART!). I think I may back track into time and focus on some past
photography to share. Not sure what it will be until I get there but when I am you will be the first to know! Drop back in for a peek when you can. ( : Respectfully, Wesley
Left: Nod of Recognition!
(John Hancock on bass with the Real Dixons at
Left: Immesaurable Moments!
(The Blues Specialist play at the Continental
Club every Friday.)
Left: All right by one's self!
(Russell shares his golden touch on the
violin at Hambone's Party.)
Left: Infinite Duration!
(Guy Forsyth blowing
his harp at Marias Taco
Express last Sunday)
Right: Time to Unite!
(Gary Dixon is a wonderful vocalist and
will be performing again at Trophy's on
March 8.) Photo by Paulette Linville
Left: As quick as a Blink!!
(Erik Hokkanen performing
and celebrating his
Birthday at Gino's Bar and
(Hambone and friends
fall into the spirit of a
The right side of!
(Mike Keller smiles
as Tina Rose shares
the harmony of her
vocals last Sunday at
Jo's Coffee house on
Left: A useful life!
(Cowboy CC Venture is a
local musician here in
Austin who I met at
Marias. I hope to hear
him perform sometime
in the near future!)
Above: Kewl Austinites share their smiles at the Flamingo Cantina Fat Tuesday Bash.
Above: Tribe 13 at the Flamingo Cantina.
Journal Update: March 3, 2006
Hello trusted friends! Nice to be back here with you for a spell. The past two weeks have been filled with time to get out and about. I have some wonderful photography to
share here with you today.
The photography that I am sharing here today was taken at several different music venues and a South Austin home country picking party. (Continental Club, Hambones
Party, Trophys, Marias, Gino’s, Jo’s, and Fat Tuesday at the Flamingo Cantina.
While at Trophys we met Mike Vernon ( plays with 3 Balls of Fire) and Margaret Moser (Staff Writer for the Austin Chronicle). We presented one of the Texas Music
calendars to Margaret who “loved it” and asked us to come photograph 3 Balls of Fire with many others at the Austin Music Awards at the Austin Music Hall on March 15. I
can hardly wait to share this with you and myself….lol. Check out 3 Balls of Fire web site by “CLICKING HERE!” ( :
Something else you should listen up on is the live Set w/ Larry Monroe that Mark Ambrose will be having. Saturday, March 4 @ 3:00 on KUT 90.5 FM “CLICK HERE” for
Marks web site!
Jes emailed me last Wednesday to let me know that he will be on his way to Italy (without anyone to guide him). He tells me that he is very excited and that his butterflies
grow as he ventures off alone to Italy. He takes us in spirit and sends his Peace and Love! His next update should be a treat so “don’t miss it!”
( : See his page for a detailed list of his arrival and departure times. It also contains contact phone numbers! If I was alone I know I would have some bumble bees stirring
around my insides…lol!
As for the remainder of this week, I plan to bring it to a close at Dharana'ss First Friday Picking party (I have a few photos from this past event below!) and at Ruta Mayas
Saturday Night (Chris Brown with Five Ton). These parties are always filled with wonderful moments, memories of great tunes and great people. Today I plan to create a
movie of past Picking Parties to share with everyone at the party this evening. If I have time I will share it here with you on the site today.
With a close I bid you well and trust that your spirits will be blessed with nothing less than good fortune. Respectfully, Wesley
Wonderful photo of Toni Price. This is the
February photo in the Calendar. The photo
was taken by Paulette Linville at the
This is the front cover of the Austin Music
Calendar. The band (Small Stars) perform at the
Continental Club. Photo by Paulette Linville
Dharana jamming out
with friends at his First
A handful of other musicians
backing Hambone up on his
Jim and John
sharing a tune!
Carolyn in Wonderland singing at Marias while a
dozen Austinites dance and rejoice with the
spirits that come to Marias Taco Express every
Another favorite used for the Calendar is this photo
of Gary Clark Jr. at the Continental Club. Gary is
sharing a song
at Marias last
Tracy Conover at Trophy's. Check
back soon to here another tune from
Mr. and Mrs. James Pearce. I used 3 photos to create
this Art. The first is the shot of Meagan placing her
ring onto James hand, the second: "YOU MAY KISS
THE BRIDE!" shot, and the final being their first and
far from last dance ( : I am pleased to say that James
has told me that they are both in Bliss.
ww...I love this
shot of James
Durana and Deborah! Durana is a
truly wonderful soul who has taught
me much about myself. They came
to Marias to see James tie the knot!
Left: This Sunset view was taken at Camp Creep
Thanksgiving Music Rehersal. Bob S. was performing
at Antones, Gary Clark Jr. at Agave, and the third
Musician at (?) hmmmm, cant remember, 6th Street
Right: This is the Art of the UT tower
I spoke of a few weeks ago.
Computer trouble (with the site
software) has kept me from sharing
Friday February 3, 2006
Hello my good humoured and good natured companions. Hope that the first month of 2006 has been valued and advantageous. I would like to thank you for returning to the
site to check up on Jes and I. If you are new to the site and do not know Jes, then click on his link above or click here!
Jes has been in Amsterdam for close to a year now and has used the site here to share his experience with all his friends and family. Excellent Scenic Photo's along with his
quick witted updates in his journal.
January’s closure was wonderful due to the finalization and creation of the First Austin Music Calendar. Soon this calendar will be available at a few of our local Music Stores
and by this creation we have contracted other jobs for future Calendar Art (Marias and the Continental Club) “Very Exciting!”
Another highlight for me in January was the Marriage of a good friend of mine (James Pearce). I had the opportunity of photographing his wedding at Marias
(Restaurant/Music Venue) located on Lamar. I’m sharing some of this photography below along with a piece of Art that I created on behalf of the occasion! It was beautiful
watching him and his bride say their vows to one another on the stage at Marias Music Venue. Made many of us Southerners here in Austin shed a tear. I know I did ( : shhh!
Before I close I would like to thank all of you who stopped by the booth on Congress last night to purchase a Calendar and provide the enthusiastic feedback of the work we
have created of some of Austins finest (Toni Price, Gary Clark, Bob Schneider, and many more) .
Unfortunately A.P.D came and shut us down due to the fact that Gueros called them and wined about us being there. (I am SHOCKED by how RUDE the MAN from GUEROS
was.) Be it known that we gained permission thorough the part owner of the property located next door to the establishment but the other part owner (Gueros) would not
accept this and became MARTIANS. I think they were worried about the 50 bucks that they charge everyone else to have a booth beneath the lit trees outside of thier
Restaurant. Too bad we did not have the number of the pleasant gentleman who gave us permission. Thats all A.P.D would have needed. Bad us for not having it, but BAD
FOR GUEROS for being such tight asses and NON-SUPPORTERS of a few wonderful local artist trying to help a charitable cause. Austin Weird would be discussed with
them. Ahhhhhhh, feels so good to vent ( : Can hardly wait to never eat there again...tee hee!
Well friends I am off to explore and create some aRt To ShArE. Have a Glorious day and true February! Wesley
I have been unable to make it to any of these gigs! All work and no play for me over the past few weeks...I did
follow up with a few friends and heard some great feedback on Subrosa Union and Jason Freed. There is a
great click of regulars that hold the fort at the Tomato.
If you like cold beer on draft, pool, and fooze ball, you can find both here and do so "without" putting a hole in
you pocket. Pool is under a buck and a cold draft beer is "only" a $1.00. I went to the Continental club a few
weeks ago and tripped out when a Doseque set me back $4.50! Good thing I'm not a drunk!
The home of a South
Austin neighbor who
has an eye for the
Awesome body Art of another
flamboyant neighbor of mine! You
should see the art of the six
shooters she has strapped to her
hips. WAYYY PRIDEFUL!
A Neighbor of mine
decked out this Old
Chevy and gave
This is one of the "kewlest" Mailboxes I think
that I have ever scene. Can you see the fisheye
effect in this photo? ( "
LMAO! My friend (Patrick) practicing his KING KONG tree
swinging scene! This was at a South Austin party on Oltorf a
few days before this past Halloween. (Took my kiddo to see
KING KONG last week. AWESOME FLICK!)
Created this Art for an
auction benefiting Happy
Jack at RUTA MAYAS Cigar
and Coffee house! ( South
Me vs. Everybody at the 710 Club
downtown one evening! I have
photographed many musicians and
can say the personality and energy
presnted by this band hooked me!
Thursday January 5, 2006
Happy New Year Tribespeople! Hard to believe it has almost been 2 weeks since my last entry (WOW!). Time just fly’s when you are having so much fun. The closure of
“05” has been admirable and the New Year has already brought favourable circumstances to achieve and to divide some of the things I hold the most pure to me (Art,
Music, Austin, and Life!)
I almost succeeded in achieving one of last years resolutions. I made a promise to myself in “04” to make it through the year of “05” without breaking any bones. LOL (If
you read my bio you will understand why this was an important resolution.)
While riding my bicycle on the way home from the Austin Music Festival two months ago, I crashed. The wreck left me without a bike to ride and a very expensive hospital
bill. Two days later I had a metal plate added to my wrist. OUCH! Hard to believe I broke my wrist bad enough for a metal plate to be added, but I did it it (shaking head).
Soooooo, needless to say; my resolution for this year is to make it through “06” without having a metal plate of any sort attached to my body. I still have two limbs without
gory scary scars and foreign metal objects, so my wish is to keep it that way (I have a metal plate in my hip!). Other than the bicycle accident, I achieved many of the
other wishes I had hoped for. (Stop locking my keys in the car, quit losing my wallet…tee hee, the success of this Web Site (which is now at about 6000+ hits), and “best
of all” Create Art that can be appreciated).
I am not sure what this year will inaugurate for me, but I do know that it will be filled with honesty and be one that is amiable. I have much to be kindly disposed of and
have put many demons behind me. My Son, my Family, my Doggies, and a ton of wonderful like minded Austinites are what I am truly obliged too.
These days have me very busy! My day job, creating graphics for various Musicians/Businesses hear within Austin, and photographing the work that I share here on this
site of some our Town’s finest keeps me more than filled.
I will continue to do this, as it is something I hold dear and the thing that brings my soul balance in all this craziness we live in. I am off to read the Journal Jes the
Adventure has sent to me and to get it published for you to read. Until my next entry I wish you all happiness and health.
“HOW BOUT THEM LONGHORNS!” ( : Tonight I am taking my Son to see the University of Texas tower! I’ll share some Art of this with you within the next few days! ( “
Yngwie Malmsteen- Seventh Sign