Anyway, here are the first few minotaurs in the series, plus a little poster for the BIG, UPCOMING, SUPER COOL 4th Annual HOWLIN WOLF BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE SHOW.
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You still have a chance to meet my “Colorful Women.” click here. So, yeah, I think you should… Sure, maybe you missed the opening reception, on that freezing First Thursday in February, missed the music by Jon Dee and myself, the murder ballads & blues, the lurid commentary, the crazy non-sequiturs that we musician cats specialize in. You missed the bleu cheese tacos, the proscuitto-wrapped oysters, the vodka marinated kale, the rare single malt whisky we were pouring by the bucket full. You missed it. This is your chance to redeem your hipness quotient. Don’t say we didn’t give you a second chance. Cheers!
JESSE SUBLETT’S “COLORFUL WOMEN” ART EXHIBIT, HELD OVER UNTIL MARCH 6 (Last night). Show features my “Colorful Women” pieces which debuted at Yard Dog in December. Also some special Valentine-themed pieces, plus psychedelic fish, supernatural birds, and some strange men, such as the Lunar Gigolo, Satanic Rabbit and of course, Moose Malloy. Prices range, for the very small pieces (3.5″ x 5.5″) at $125 up to $500 for the largest (48″ x 24″). By the way, these pieces make great Valentines gifts for the one you adore, or for dear old Mom, or the affection-substitute of your choosing.
I just added a few pieces to the collection of completed works. Some are not new but I’ve recently tweaked the colors or mounted them on something. I added a bird to the fender of Satan’s car on the one called Hard Times for the Devil because I found a little fingerprint smudge in the varnish that I had not noticed before, and the little hell bird makes a nice tacky addition. Moose Malloy Seeks Velma is an old favorite that was originally made with art pens but I added a lot of acrylic highlights and I love it even more now. I’ve still got some unfinished pieces that I’ll add soon. I’m new to this online marketing stuff so if any viewers have any constructive comments, I would welcome them. Cheers
Well, the right wingers are outdoing themselves with even more foolishness than ever, but it’s the year end and it’s time for all the scum to float to the top. Maybe next year will surprise us and all these Tea Party kooks and 21st Century John Birchers will find a new hobby, anything other than trying to drag us back to the Stone Age, or the Civil War, or whatever their favorite playtime fantasy may be. And maybe Rick Perry, that secession-loving governor of the last place state of Texas, will get a buzz cut. Or a brain.
In the interim, I’m working on upgrading this site with a new art listing that includes not only prices for my art but where you can see it exhibited, and with much improved scans on this site.
Also I’ve been busy finishing up several big projects that kept me traveling and writing and playing for the whole year. The Waco book, titled “We Were Not Orphans: Stories from the Waco State Home,” will be published by UT Press in February 2011. I’m credited as “editor of oral histories,” which is close enough, though not nearly the whole story. Sherry Matthews, credited as author, shepherded this project, conceived it and fought for it and deserves the lion’s share of credit. Robert Draper contributed a forward. It’s one hell of a book. Keep an eye out for it.
The Lubbock book continues. This is my project with attorney Broadus Spivey. We’re now incorporating readers’ comments into the polished draft and hope to shop it to publishers in January 2011.
The Jesse Sublett anthology, titled “En Vie Un Noir (A Life in Noir)” will be published in France by 13e Note Editions May 2011. Looking forward to that one. The photo at the top of my blog was taken by Italian photographer Jean Luc Bertini for the book. Jean Luc has shot Norman Mailer, Jim Harrison, and many other great writers, too.
The “Lone Star Noir” anthology was published by Akashic in November 2011, and we got a number of good reviews from Austin, Houston, Dallas, etc. It’s a great collection. My story is called “Moral Hazard” and it’s a pretty good one, I think. Bargain price for so many good stories from so many really good Texas writers. Read the Kirkus review here. I think my favorite story is the one by Bobby Byrd, who also edited the collection. Bobby Byrd, you rock, daddy-o.
I want to thank everyone for coming out to the opening for my art show, “Colorful Women,” at Yard Dog on December 3. It was a great night.
Hope everyone out there who deserves it has a great Xmas & New Year. Even you naughty types.
That’s all the news for now. I’ll be back soon. Cheers.
Visualize a party: Beer, a little music, hip people and naked women covering the walls. This is what you will find at Yard Dog, that super hip gallery on South Congress Avenue in Austin, when my show opens on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, at 7 PM.
Here are some of the pieces you will see by me. My “COLORFUL WOMEN” show opens Friday, December 3.
Ah, yes, on Sunday, November 7, 5-7 PM, come to BookPeople for the Austin publication party for LONE STAR NOIR, a fabulous anthology of crime fiction by Texas authors like… yours truly, plus James Crumley, Joe Lansdale, Bobby Byrd, Tim Tingle, Sarah Cortez, George Weir, and many, many more. This is the latest in the Akashic “Noir” anthology series. Edited by the supercool Bobby & Johnny Byrd of Cinco Puntos fame. There will be beer, authors, a little music (as in murder ballads, by, uh, yours truly) and other cool stuff.
”Mommy? There’s a weird lady on the phone asking you if you’ll apologize for being sexually harassed by her husband…”
She looks kind of like the average middle aged gal you might see waddling out of a big-ass SUV at the shopping mall. She’s mad as hell and she wants to “take our country back…” and all that boilerplate right wing nonsense you keep hearing from the extreme right wing and let me add, the right wing bigots and rich fat cats who are financing all this nonsense which, coincidentally, always seems to emerge from the dark corners of society during times of economic turmoil and uncertainty. Racism, race-baiting, us-vs-them mentality, and the idea that “my life would be a whole lot better if ‘THEY’ weren’t taking all my tax money and causing all the crime and unemployment and being so lazy and shiftless…”
Flash back to 1991: So anxious were the right wing GOP to have a Supreme Court justice on their side, the GOP seized upon the idea to nominate a black man who happened to hold their super conservative views, but who was unqualified for the job in a number of crucial aspects. Plus, the nominee, Clarence Thomas, had sexually harassed colleagues in the past. Anita Hill, who worked with Thomas at the Department of Education and the EEOC, was forced to testify at his confirmation hearings. Anita Hill’s story was truthful, sincere and unbreakable. So the right wing demagogues did what they had to do: they tried to discredit her in the most balefully sexist manner anyone has seen since the Dark Ages.
Now, decades later, with their brand of racism and corporate-funded mob fanaticism on the rise, Virginia Hill felt emboldened enough to call up Anita Hill and leave a bizarre message on her voice mail, asking her to apologize for speaking the truth about her husband.
All this would be extremely bizarre even if Clarence and Virginia Thomas were both white. Anyway, it’s bizarre, even without Virginia’s funny hat.
DON’T FORGET: The opening of my first art show, “Colorful Women,” is FRIDAY, December 3, 2010, at Yard Dog, 1510 S. Congress Ave, Austin, Texas.
A few new photo images of Mata Hari today, all by Wallery, I think. You will find a blurb of info on Mata Hari, plus some additional images, on this page about propaganda cardsin the Great War.
Actually, more to the point today, I’ve been working with some new pens on my abstract women and also working on birds. For a person who derives a lot of inspiration & whatever from birds, I am terrible at drawing them, but I hope to get better. The images of oiled pelicans and other waterfowl from the Gulf make me ill and I tend to turn the TV off when they start running the small amount of footage that those capitalist dogs BP somehow allowed to slip through to the media. But I digress. Anyhow, birds are on my mind and some of these are crude first attempts to draw pelicans, the others are some kind of dark spirit thing and I won’t digress further on what they mean.