Friday, November 20, 2009

Looking for help naming my upcoming EP. Vote for your favorite one in the comment section and please leave your name so your vote can carry some validity.

Here are my favorites so far:
1. Honky Tonks, Heartaches & Cowboy Boots
2. On The Brazos
3. My Heart Wouldn't Start Your Car (it's a song title too)
4. Where The Buffalo Roam (it's a song title too)
5. Entering Van Zandt County

I would appreciate it.
With Love & Admiration,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Midnight Dollar Show:

Midnight Dollar Show: Andy's Bar. Catch me there in January.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Road:

I've Been waiting for this movie to come out for 2 years now. One of my most favorite books ever by Cormac McCarthy, who is my favorite author and the most important living writer of our time ... or maybe ever. The release date has been pushed back 4 or 5 times. But, Now it comes out next week the day before Thanksgiving. I know what I'm doing on Thanksgiving. I hope you guys will go and see it. It's going to be extraordinary.

Boy Howdy: Oh Man was that fire great last night! First fire in my fireplace. Just wish I had someone to enjoy it with. Also, this weekend I was reading this Sartre book that I bought somewhere. And I found this rad Olan Mills photo of some family in side this book. There was weird writing on the back. Hebrew, Russian? Not sure. But, anyways I made this post card and guess who it's going to? Yep. My buddy Thomas Schaefer. First of all cause he's my art buddy, but second he's been doing all this work on this blog so, I feel he deserves a little something for all his hard work. The lady on this postcard has been on dozens of postcards that I have sent out. Tom says he really likes when he gets another one of her in the mail. So, here ya go buddy. Thank you.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Aaron Barker:
This is a very accurate portrait of me: Alone navigating through the treacherous paths of the world/my life/Love. It's kinda sad, but that is life ... huh? The Buddha said that Life is suffering. Once we understand that we can enjoy the journey. Me ... I'm just a man, a lonely man, who has gotten lost within these lines. The lines of history, the lines of life and the lines of Love. Tread lightly, my friends, As George Toomer would say "throw your stones and be surprised where they land, but as you jump from stone to stone always land safely."
With all my love and friendship ...
Aaron Barker
Fall Photos: Since Autumn arrived today (brrrr is it cold) I thought I'd post these photos I took around my office in the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy them. Tonight I'm going to the grocery store, gathering some fire wood and settling in front of the fireplace with a blanket, My Domo and a new episode of How I Met Your Mother. Leave me a comment or call me. I miss you.
A. Barker
P.S. Stay tuned cause this blog is getting revamped in the next few weeks and I have a lot of new content that I will be publishing.

Friday 13th Elm Street Tattoo:
Yep I got my obligatory 13th Tattoo on Friday. I lucked out this year they had a larger flash set to choose from and then Oliver Peck himself did the tattoo. WOOT! Plus, I got to see this basset hound asleep in one of the display cases. Over-all a damn good friday.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Buffalo George Toomer:
Here is a drawing that George Toomer's son George Jr. gave me a few weeks ago. This is really weird for me. I've seen a few drawings that George drew of me. But, I never saw this one. I don't know when he drew it. I miss George terribly. He was one of my really good friends. Thanks buddy. I've been thinking about you too.

P.S. I've never dressed like that or have I had an ear ring. FYI. Click on image to get a closer look.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Halloween: 2 a.m. Waffle House. Enough said.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meh: This a photo Casey Kinney took of me when I played the Double Wide in Sept. On Friday the 13th this week I'm heading to Denton to do some recording both audio and video with my buddy Travis Barnes. So look forward to that shit too.
I love you guys thanks for everything.
Aaron BArker

Thursday, November 05, 2009


FYI. Just heard I have a midnight show on Wednesday Nov. 18 at Andy's Bar in Denton. It's a variety show with a bunch of different acts. The cover is $1. I know that's far and away and on a week night but any support would be greatly appreciated. I spent many a night getting drunk in the basement of Andy's Bar while I was in college and living in Denton. I can't wait to go back and play a gig there. Plus there is paperback plus just across the street, which is one of the best used book stores in the state and you know I'll be hitting that up too while I'm there. I hope to see you there.


Don't know if all of ya'll know that I have been making mail art for about 12 or 13 years now. And within that time I have probably mailed some where near 1,000 pieces of hand made art to friends and family around the country and world. These images are of some postcards I made last week. Limited edition set of four. They are going to and in no particular order: Thomas Schaefer (ATL, Georgia), Christopher Palazzo (Brooklyn, New York), Jenny Garcia (Austin, TX.) and one is going to my Uncle Eugene who is in the State Reformatory in Granite, Oklahoma. All his prison buddies dig it when he gets my postcards on the back of six-pack cartons. And by the way I used all Texas beers for this series except for the Mexican Pacifico, but hell Mexico is Texas. So that counts, right? My work Buddy Greg Evans gave me this image of a womans torso in a hounds-tooth skirt and heels. I fucking love it. Such a sexy image for sure. Thanks Greg. I hope this dispatch finds you well.
Aaron Barker