Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tony Bones




Tony Bones:
I ate at the Meridian Room last night for dinner. It was awesome I had smoked salmon with capers and a Guiness steak and cheese sandwich with au jus sauce. and a horseradish mayo. Damn it was good. Then when I visited the bathroom after my meal I was pleasantly surprised to find two Tony Bones pieces in the men's bathroom. He has been one of my favorite local artists for years now. I own several of his paintings that hang in my home. Spectacular. Also, here is a pick of my home studio right now. I know it's a little blurry but it's taking shape. I've got a 4-track recorder coming in the mail so expect so me new and interesting music to come out of Barker Ranch in the next year. Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year.
Love,
Aaron Barker
XOXO

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bride of Frankenstein


Bride of Frankenstein:
So, Yesterday I got my Frankenstein edition of the Universal Monster box set series in the mail. I immediately I opened it up and put on Bride of. Which, in my opinion is one of the best horror movies ever made (besides Psycho). It has everything: frights, laughs and heart wrenching love scenes. Too fucking amazing man. And the Bride of the monster is amazing and beautifully weird. Plus, when she rejects the monster he says "She hates me." and I think every man has had this moment with a woman. Too sad. I love it. Watch it! Watch it! Plus you get to see the monster smoking cigars and drinking booze and that is funny.
I hope this message finds you well.
Love your friend,
Aaron Barker
XOXO

Thursday, December 17, 2009




Nostalgia: This photo of the cigarette machine gives me nostalgic feelings. Makes me think of things long gone. Like phone booths and eight track cassettes. Makes me think of old cars and jukeboxes . I wonder aloud where these things have disappeared too. Junk yards, land fills recycling plants. When will we realize memories and these things that build memories just can't be discarded or forgotten about? I play music that makes me feel the same way. This ukulele that I play almost everyday gives me hope that things lost are not forgotten and things forgotten are not lost. In a world of uncertainty I know that this ukulele and this cigarette machine can take me to these place of times past. They quite essentially are time machines. I want to love, laugh and live so hard that I mark the world with my spirit. I hope that you understand. I will never forget you. You are my friends and my lovers.
Amen.
-Aaron Barker
XOXO

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Mounds of Fine White




It snowed here yesterday morning. It was really beautiful these are the photos that I took before I left for work. I hope this note finds you well.
Love,
Aaron Barker
XOXO

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Howling Wolf


The howling wolf knows my name
Calls it in the dead of night
He chases me through the darkness,
until I suckle it's kin again.
I've never let fear stop me
I still shiver during those cold black nights
When I hear the howling wolf call my name
When I hear the howling wolf call my name
call my name.

Booty-full


I have the biggest crush on this lady from the American apparel ad. Geez. They call her Rachel in NYC. If anyone knows this lady please have her contact me. I'm serious. It never hurts to ask. She so damned dreamy. For sure. I hope this note finds you all well. Please vote for my forth coming ep title.
Always,
Aaron Barker
XOXO