Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day Dreaming of Kerouac


Kerouac said in his Belief and Technique for Modern Prose to "Accept Loss Forever."
Word.
-A.
Here is Belief and Technique for Modern Prose in it's entirety:

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for your own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside your own house
4. Be in love with your life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Don't think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

(I'm gonna study this for awhile.)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hula-Hoop Madness


Here is my Gayhbor, Robert, going ape shit with a hula-hoop.
-A.
XOXO

Monday, March 29, 2010

Art for The Masses & My Muse




-A.
XOXO

Bones of the Past






More Tony Bones Pics. I think all of these came from the Double Wide.
Enjoy,
A.
XOXO

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Men's Room Cardtrick


Was at Double Wide Sunday for Parade of Flesh's Bro Fest 2010. It was pretty dope. The highlight for me was seeing Those Darlins. They fucking rawked that place. They hollow body guitars were as big as they were. Seriously all three of them fucking rocked out one even played the same model ukulele as I play on a few songs. They are coming back to Dallas in April with John Wesley Coleman III @ the City Tavern. I will be there front and center. When I went to the bathroom at the DW on Sunday I saw this old Tony Bones illustration in there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Always,
A. Barker
XOXO

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Money For Nothin, Checks They Ain't Free




This was my booth at Flea Harvey's the first Saturday in March. I will be there again the first Saturday in April. Also I play Tradewinds Social Club that night. Not sure who the other act will be as of yet. Here are some of my guitars that you may see me out with. Enjoy.
-A.
XOXO

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Lips Of A Gentleman World Traveler



So couple of weekends ago I got to See the Flaming Lips in Denton, Texas for FREE. It was awesome. And before that I took this pic of my buddy Travis's study. This is what a scholar and a world traveler's study is supposed to look like.
-A.
XOXO

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dance Barker Dance



Enjoy the intensity of Barker. Courtesy of Thomas Arthur Schaefer.
-Barker
XOXO

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Strange Beget The Strange


I'm looking to mode my 3/4 size martin into an electric slide guitar like Elmore James used to play his unique Chicago-style slide guitar. Anyone have any suggestions?
-A.
XOXO

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

What Thom Yorke Looks Like In My Mind.


First, sorry for the crappy phone pic. Bare with me folks quality photos are around the corner. However, this photo is of a piece of art that I made recently, from a cover of a spin magazine, a wooden bed frame slat, some screws, a stencil of a mustache, a can of spray paint and a sharpie. I call it "What Thom Yorke Looks Like In My Mind." I hope you like it and if you do and you want to buy it you can see the piece at Flea Harvey's this Saturday with a bunch of my own art and other artists' art as well.
Always,
A.