Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Peyote Party 2012

The gang at the Texas Independence Day/ Hillbilly Celecration:

A wheat paste in Deep Ellum and if anyone has info on this please contact me:

Hot day .... so browsing @ Lula B's and look at the oh so purty colors:

Cool person/cool socks:

Lonely:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Deep Ellum Blues

Pictures from my new neighborhood just before the storm:


Warning:

Dusk:

The Deep Ellum Community Center entrance:

She Sends Me Right Round Like A Record

Got a pre-amp for my record player and has now started to listen to all the records I have bought but couldn't listen to aces:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Drinking The Kool-Aid

Pre-order a copy of my second book titled Drinking The Kool-Aid $7 postage paid:

These will hit the mailbox the week of July 15th. And limited to 76 hand signed and numbered copies. FYI.
I think your really gonna like it. I'm a proud papa.
-A.

Saint or Sinner?



Let's Get the Records Straight

I went record shopping at a couple different places this weekend.
Won't you be my neighbor here in Deep Ellum:

I love this Flying Burrito Brothers album I got in the mail. The figure is composed of butterfly wings:

This just makes me laugh:

A harmonium:

Happy Monday!
-A.
XOXO

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Foolish Romantic Truth



I said, "You know I'm a hopeless romantic."
She responded, "What does that mean?"
I replied, "It means I'm a fool."

Cup-Cake Make-Up


A fucking cup cake I ate. It was delicious and especially enjoyed the pentagram icing. fucking dope. Thank God tomorrow is Friday and I don't have any plans but to record my new sound.
Kill it.
-A.
Trouble

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Update: Andy Young Solo/L.T.E.


Just got and update from Andy Young looks like he is putting the finishing touches on new solo E.P. titled
Flowers Of the God
. I told you I would pass on info when received. Let's hope this recording sees the light of day and they he starts playing gigs in support. And maybe some L.T.E. some where .... somebody? Come on.....
-A.

Update of the update:
Here is the first song to come out of this Andy Young Solo project and what he told the blog DaBowBow01 A Challanged Sound by The Flowers of God


I demoed two songs at my house in Oak Cliff about a week ago and re-recorded everything at Pearl Street Studios a few days after that with Kelly Upshaw from The Hope Trust. Kelly was kind enough to play the bass parts I’m not good enough to play, and to bear with me while I made bass noises at him trying to explain what I was attempting on the demos. We’ve recorded two songs so far and I have several more that we plan on getting done sometime before the end of April. It’s maybe that it starts as an EP or maybe since the process feels very easy that an LP will happen just as quickly.

Really I just sat down one day last week and said, “Today, for once in my life, I will finish a song” … and to my surprise I did. After I got that first one out of the way a few more came just as quickly. I guess I just finally decided that I had something to say, even if it was about parts of my life I’m not particularly proud of. Or things that I struggle with.

The name is actually what I wanted to call the backing band for the new Josh T. Pearson record, but we have other plans for that, so I just had to use it for myself as it seemed to get such a reaction (good and bad) from people when I mentioned it.

I’m not so much thinking about playing live at the moment as finishing the recordings. When that’s done I’ll assemble a crack team of people like me that can almost play, and we’ll see what happens.


I say:
drugs and heartache and regret and the country-fried sounds that only a person who has sweated their ass off in Texas their whole life can make. Kinda reminds me of something off of Lester Bangs Jook Savages on the Brazos

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mushroom Mind Short Circuit

Fighting off late night thoughts:

On the way home:

Trash Party Giggles

My Telecaster:


Giggle Party's studio @ Bishop Manor:

Happy Monday!
-A.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I see Your Face



Ryan's Honky-tonk Hiaku:

Shut your fucking face
every time I see your face
I want to smash it

Carpenter Killer

I wrote to John Carpenter on March 2, 2009 and just got this signed 8x10 back day before yesterday. Woot! Carpenter is one of my favorite directors. He did Christine for fucks sake. And that is all I really need to say about that. Thank you John Carpenter.
-A.

The Big Beat In a Bad Way

Me and Tony Bones:

This is the before :

And the after is here.
Have a good weekend.
-A.
XOXO

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lift To Experience



So, I forgot to tell folks, but in my defense I was pretty loaded that night. But, I went up to Adair's a few weeks ago and I ran into Andy Young from Lift To Experience. One of my all time favorite Texas bands. We caught up ... see we used to be neighbors in Denton on Fulton St. Which Casey Kinney (we were roommates in college) and I call the rock n roll street in Denton because more bands lived on Fulton than any part of the town. Andy lived on one side of us and then the kids from Faceless Werewolves lived in the house on the other side. Anyways, Andy said that Lift To Experience was back together rehearsing new material and preparing to record and start booking shows. WOW! I can't wait. Thanks Andy for the scoop. Word!. I will keep you posted on any future info I may encounter.
-A.

Tater Tottering on the Edge


Wish i was in Atlanta at the Vortex hangin in Little Five Points. Oh ElMyr & Criminal Records how I miss thee.
Photo takin by Nancy Sherrill. Love that girl.
-A.

Magical & Needed Weirdness


Not a whole lot to say today .... but that I have anxiety and apprehension about the future. Don't really know what about but I've perpetually felt this way since I was a little boy. I hope something good is going to happen soon. Something magical and needed. Like a new love or a record contract .... Hey a guy can dream right? Fuck it I'm outta here. Projects Update: Drinking the Kool-Aid will be printed next month on the 15th and Honky-Tonk Haiku is coming on splendidly. Also, I'm going into the studio this weekend to record my new songs. Today's Inspiration: The dark mystery of Roy Orbison.

David Cahall's Honky-Tonk Haiku:

Altoids in a tin
You could suck me all day
Put me back in

With love and admiration,
Aaron Barker
XOXO

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Redundancy On Repeat

Making my album. Of the 76 copies more than 20 are already gone FYI. Order your copy today:


-A.
XOXO

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canabilism Casualty

Me playin at the Pastime Tavern last Saturday night (photos by Sam Bortnick):


Honky Tonk Haiku


(View of the entrance to the Bunker.)

Lukenbach, Texas
Waylon, Willie, and the boys
Riding in my truck

I came up with this idea in a codeine cough syurp inspired slumber. My new book: Honky-tonk Haiku: Poems From the Bar Room Floor. I woke up this morning with the idea, title and first one already written ..... very weird.

-A.
XOXO

Monday, June 14, 2010

Murder Melon

Ryan and his murder knife:

Livin the High Life:

Me pissed about my phone malfunction:

And various ways to murder a melon:


Late Night Fantasy Feast

Before:

After:



Happy Monday!
-A.
XOXO

Friday, June 11, 2010

I lost my mind at the Skinny Puppy show here 1990 - Silas

Dope ass Deep Ellum wheat paste that was vandalized:

My blanket my Grandma made me:

"I lost my mind at the Skinny Puppy show here 1990 - Silas" in the dirt on the door of the old Bomb Facotry here in Deep Ellum: