Thursday, July 31, 2008

August 13th, 2008 Milwaukee BE THERE!

UPDATE: I heard back from Angus, he says they play at 6:30 pm...... YEAH!!!! Take your cameras, take video clips.... have fun and enjoy!!!!

You have heard me talk about Brother.... the band. A fabulous celtic/rock style band. Well .... here's your chance to see them for yourselves..... take the day off from work, car pool with a friend, whatever it takes.... but be there!!!!

Here is the notice that I got from Brother:

BROTHER returns to Milwaukee for the River Rhythms festival, Wednesday August 13.

It's been 2 years since BROTHER played on the river in Milwaukee, when the attendance record was broken and the vendors sold out of beer. Time to do it again, with more beer.

Angus - "Milwaukee was one of the first places in the country to embrace us. We have so many people there we look forward to seeing again, especially after being away a while. This festival is such a wonderful celebration there by the river. Even I end up dancing."

6:30pm Wednesday, August 13
Pere Marquette Park (on Old World Third Street; between State & Kilbourn)"

It doesnt say the exact time that they are playing.... I will see what I can find out from Angus.... I hope you try to make it there to see them! They are WORTH it!!!!

Here is a video clip taken by Lu at the Irish Fair here in Cali.... video quality is not that great... but will still give you an idea.... plus you can always listen to their music on their website at

On a personal note.... I would like to thank Vicky for the wonderful video she did for me on her blog.... brought me to tears! (happy, love filled tears of course!) Vicky, you are a love!!! And I love you dearly!!!

I love all of you dearly, you have ALL been so wonderful to me and I appreciate it VERY much! THANK YOU!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Love and light,

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Black & White.... the new color?

Recently I have found that I love black and white photographs..... the emotions that can be felt while looking at them can be wonderful.....

What is it about a black and white photo that evokes such emotions?

Here are some that I found on photobucket.....

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Say What You Mean.... Mean What You Say....


A moderate earthquake occurred at 11:42:15 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
The magnitude 5.4 event occurred 4 km (3 miles) WSW of Chino Hills, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 14 km ( 8 miles).
No reported damage or injuries as of 1:00 pm PST.
There have been over 35 after shocks since the initial quake, largest of 3.8

Click here for website:

If you have google earth you can see the earthquakes just click on the google earth link.... and then when GE loads up... zoom in on Southern Cali.....

Click here for the google earth link:

Everyone is fine... we love to SHAKE N' BAKE in Cali! ;)

Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog fun..........

Some days you just need to say
"F - U!" ........and here is Johnny saying it all!!!!
One of the most generous, sweet, kind and gentle people has his own
limits. It seems that Johnny's limits were pushed to the edge. Reports that Johnny was in a bad mood are an understatement!!! And with VERY good reason!


Why must the paparazzi involve the children!??! Isn't exploiting children AGAINST the law? Isn't the paparazzi and the RAG MAGS buying, publishing and making money off of innocent children considered EXPLOITATION?

By definition ~ Explote: to make unethical use of for one's own advantage or profit; specif., to make profit from others without giving a just return.


When the paparazzi takes pictures of his kids, he lets them know EXACTLY how he feels about it! KUDOS to you Johnny!!!! Tell them how you feel!!! You gotta love him for being a man, protecting his children and letting his feelings be KNOWN!

I admire and respect people who can express their feelings, even without words. I even admire them more, when they are not afraid to let their feelings be known. It seems that it is too easy for some people to play guessing games instead of saying what they mean and meaning what they say. Being a straight shooter myself, I really don't completely understand why people feel the need to "mince" words.... why not just say it direct and to the point? It doesn't mean that you have to be cruel or insensitive, but for crying out loud, be honest and straight! You may not get a second chance to say what you need or want to say.... don't you want to make sure that what you are saying is perfectly clear?

Johnny made it perfectly clear that he was NOT happy about the paparazzi taking the pictures...
and all without saying a single WORD!

Photo credit to:
Gossip Girls

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Burning Man.... the Mobile Art

The Man at the start of the Burn

34 more days until the BURN! My excitement is building.... the thought of being on playa (even with the dust) is currently driving me.

Speaking of driving, the playa has the most incredible "art cars" and "mutant vehicles". These modes of transportation are only allowed on the playa if they are fully checked out and approved. Only a certain number of vehicles are allowed to keep the impact on the environment to a minimum. The man hours and creative energy that is put into some of these vehicles is simply AMAZING! And to see them all lit up at night is well, like I have said, "The Electrical Light Parade on Acid!" I have pulled some pics from the Burning Man website .....please go and see all the others that I havent posted.....

I hope you enjoy them......

One of my Favs!

The Mask...
Note the gal in furry boots on the right side

Sunset shot for Vix!

A night the Playa is totally lit up from the vehicles
and art installations... this is the tree house

The Purple Party Bus

Yes, we have UFOs too!

This is LITERALLY a house on wheels!

Flame Blasts are everywhere

We have cupcakes on the playa....
sorry no brownies...LOL

Love the bunny slippers


The mutant vehicle parking lot
NOTE: everything is lit by its own power!

Lotus, we dont have flying Monkeys...
but we have flying pigs!

Gotta love the creativeness!

This could be from Who'sville!

And of course...
a Jack-a-lope for a certain Sir

The "rig jig" is an art installation

I dont remember seeing this one...
DAMN how funny!

Cheshire Cat

Genie Bottle

The Skull Car

Of course, what playa would be complete
without a Pirate Ship!!!

As the burn gets closer, I will be posting more pictures of the people, art and life on the playa. It is the ONE experience that I recommend everyone have at least once in their life!

Burn on..........

Commodore Minxie

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Inspiration.... What inspires you?

After reading my friend Vicky's blog tonight about what inspired her.... I sat and thought about the things that have inspired me..... lately I have been gravitating back towards photography.... unfortunately I dont have a high dollar digital only my ancient 35mm Canon. I got to looking thru my photos on my photobucket account and found some pictures that I had taken a few years back with said 35mm and thought I would share them.... I have always been an admirer of nature, so most if not all of my favorite pics are of animals, landscapes etc...... here are some of my favorites.... my apologies for the low resolution on some of them.... there are a few that were actually "commissioned" pics so I have to protect them......

my friend's Cougar... cool cat!

Commissioned portrait

The DD's dog

"The Paint"
Commissioned Portrait

"Rocky Eye"
Commissioned Portrait

Commissioned Portrait

Commissioned Portrait
Champion Reining Cow Horse

My beloved pet

"Straw Horse"

My beloved "Bitch"

"Snow LineUp"
My friend's horses in Up State NY

One of my bitch's pups

"Post Card"
Coast of Kauai Hawaii

Island of Oahu, Hawaii

"Autumn Bridge"
Peaceful Valley, CO

"Rock Waves"
Oahu, Hawaii

"Autumn Sunlight"
Peaceful Valley, CO
I hope you have been inspired by some of these pictures....

I have found that when I start to create things: pictures, jewelry, sewing, cooking gardening etc.... that it in turn feeds the creative juices and I get even more creative..... perhaps this is just what I need to help get me over the hump..... I love inspiration.... it opens doors to much more....

Thanks Vicky for being MY inspiration with your blog!
Thanks to all of you for inspiring me to be a better person!

Inspiration is all around us..... sometimes we just need to stop and look!

Happy Friday all!

Commodore Minxie