Sunday, July 29, 2007
d-fest was this weekend.... and what might be the end of a good friends singing for a bit while he shapes the tulsa music scene with Exit 6C, Cappella and the Blank Slate. saturday night, beau charon, of fuzz fame, was back in town with his band from austin, rocking the continental. amos lee was crazy-good on the mainstage, and JFJO put on a spectacle late night. good musical effort by d-fest, one only hopes they will continue to get their act together in the style in which they run this event...."sorry no beer"
Posted by payne at 10:57 PM
i was fortunate enough to be able to take off a few days after my nephews funeral, and so i headed west to see friends in CO and NM. the views of the west cant help but soak in, and make an impression. im looking to point myself in a new and greener direction soon and dedicate this "push" to jeremy
Posted by payne at 10:55 PM
i hung a show soon upon arriving to tulsa, just in time for the mayfest crowd. we all know tsunami downtown not only for its good grub but for its attention to the original vibe in tulsa. thanks to mark and julie, the pinc series rested there for a few months and now i have hung my second show with the remainder of the works from my time in north georgia, with some oldies as well. the brick walls bring a resemblance to the mother tongue days.
Posted by payne at 10:34 PM
i arrived to tulsa in may, 8 months after my 40th birthday last year in september, to find a wonderful surprise in store.... a 40th b-day bash with my friends here in tulsa and a few from a far. bert, the gracious host, did it up right with all kinds of great food and drink, to streaming music out on the deck.
Posted by payne at 10:30 PM
Friday, July 06, 2007
last night i spent some time with memories of my nephew, jeremy, who died yesterday in iraq. im not sure how to process this death. im ok with death and dying but it so much sadder when it is someone young, someone who never had the time to live. he was a great kid who loved to laugh and tragically circumstances in this life lead him to the military and to war. i share in the guilt of this country for letting kids like him fight for our capatilistic freedoms. i know he is smiling at what he has found around this corner, jeremy is OK and in a great place. it is a big loss to our family, his life was cut very short but its the government/world/us that makes me sad.
peace to us all, jeremy i know you have found it.
Posted by payne at 11:07 AM