Hey hows it going everybody? Been a second, sorry, but I am finally “with keyboard.” That said, I have a post waiting in the wings that popped up for a second I just have to do some writing for, some flicks upcoming from Wiley’s trip up here. Still have to get some batteries for the real camera, but if you live in Midtown, Downtown, City Market, or off Troost we made you some art. It’s out there for you. A nice love sign across from the Strand on Troost for the old fashioned out there, a nice Wiley skull on a dumpster as you head to Ponaks and the lot of famous mexican joints on the Boulevard. Feel free to link pics in the comments from a flickr or whatnot if you have them cause it’s possible.
Anyways, I had no clue who Harry Nilsson was until last night. I’ve finished some shows lately and put a random documentary based on …… wel really no reason. Pretty much from the first moments I liked the guy and his music and grew to even more so by the end of the documentary. How someone could smoke that many cigarettes and still sing like everyone’s favorite choirboy on sunday is mind boggling. Most everyone Has Netflix nowadays so i won’t tell you more, just trust me. Pretty damn cool.
So to make you want to watch the documentary “Who is Harry Nilsson (And why is everybody talking about him?)” heres some of my new favorite songs and some random flicks past and present….
Some snapshots from the recent SSION show at Recordbar. I always go see this band when the come back to town on tour. I love the majority of the music they play, it reminds me of college, and they always play super close to my house……
Quick preview: Some snapshots and info on the special exhibit of Jose Posada prints brought to you by the Nelson and the Mexican Consulate.
When we were young we looked upon everything with curiosity, and approached everything completely unaware of limitations. For some the cost of learning to be practical is paid for with ambition. For others, youthful energy never ceases, limits are never set, and we left to witness the resulting achievements of those who never quit looking at the world through young eyes.
Wiley Robertson is impractical, relentless, and will never grow up.
His youthful energy and limitless ambition seem to multiply as he gets older. Whether on the streets or in the studio, Robertson never stops, ignores all obstacles, and seems to make as much as he breathes, at times leaving one to question which of the two is keeping him alive.
Robertson uses stickers, free hand spray paint graffiti, stencils, marker tags, wheat pastes, hand painted 2 x 4’s, and at times combines multiple of the mediums to announce his existence wherever he goes. His imagery matches the diversity found in the mediums used. Wiley seamlessly navigates inspired sign painting, portraiture, pop cultural imagery, letter based graffiti, community inspired iconography, and more.