I see the tree on the left praying to, and for, the listening evergreens on the right. Of course, I see spirit and metaphor everywhere.
I just got back from a trip to Taos, New Mexico. The colors were astounding, if you like yellow.
Lyle Lovett is one of those Texans (or Texians as they used to be called many years ago), who convey to the World the thoughtful, intelligent, droll, whimsical, poignant, and fun side of Texas that so often gets over shadowed by petulant blowhards like Tom DeLay. Lyle is classy, understated and smart. And he’s an Aggie. What a contradiction….but that’s Lyle…totally unique.
As I was covering one of many acts on one of many stages at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year, I ran across this collage on the side of an equipment case. I don’t know whose case this is, or the idenity of the collage artist. This is as fine an iconic / graphic summation of the rock and roll lifestyle as I’ve seen…..
Lucinda Williams, a former Austinite, is as fine a poetess and songwriting performer as can be found on stage today. She has a great eye for detail. Her offbeat style and unique delivery make her the antithesis of the formula musician.
Robert Randolph is one of the most dynamic performers I’ve ever seen. If anyone alive today can make the deaf hear, the lame dance, or the dead rise it’s him.
Lens flair and ccd bleeding can be your friend in telling a story. Yes, it was hot….108 in the shade…..and second degree burn hot down in the pit.