Wednesday, November 5, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Wildwood Revival tickets - November 8 - Cloverleaf Farm


My pals at Wildwood Revival are back for round two! After a crazy week, I can't wait to leave my laptop at home, watch some bands in the barn, cozy up by the campfire, eat some great food, and make a pillow fort with two of my best gal pals in our teepee rental. As someone who goes to festivals non-stop for work, I'm actually looking forward to this festival like a vacation.

This even is a labor of love from some very kind people, and unlike anything else we have in Athens. Give 'em your support!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Music Nerdery

(Kristine from Mothers as Mac DeMarco)

There really should be a Dragon*Con style event for music nerds to dress up like their favorite musicians. I had way too much fun dressed up as Gram Parsons last night, and saw so many great music-related costumes. My favorites, and some sourced from my all-knowing Facebook friends, below:

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin
I take Halloween VERY seriously. It's my favorite holiday. Stores are filled with skull themed items I leave out year-round, and my repressed inner theatre kid comes out full force, meticulously crafting a costume and running around in character.

This year, I was laughing about all the sexy-this, sexy-that costumes for women, which led to me being a sexy man, and the next logical thought: Gram Parsons. 

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Not wanting to shell out the cool 2K for a replica Nudie suit straight from the source, and wanting to keep it androgynous despite Midnight Rider's gorgeous dress, I went the DIY route. I found a white blazer at TJ Maxx, and lucked into high-waisted white pants at the thrift store, which appeared on my receipt as Ladies Lady Pants. I fell so in love with the white suit that I was a little afraid to paint it, but had no idea when I would ever wear a white suit in Athens. To a show at Caledonia? To eat hot wings at World Famous? Nope.


I think I missed my very specific calling to be a Nudie rodeo tailor. My pal Kim helped me with the appliques (it's hard to know just where to position roses on ones own behind) and sketched the greenery, and I got neurotic hand-glueing individual sequins and lines of rhinestones, and doodled the foliage with two shades of green fabric marker.

I spent Halloween in my dream outfit, creeping out people who didn't get the costume by morbidly telling them "if I die tonight, burn my body in the desert, okay?" 

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin
Felt stick-on stars and a thrifted Stetson

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin
I fit right in at Sister Louisa's!

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Gram Parsons Halloween Costume Nudie Rodeo Suit Gilded Palace of Sin

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cactus Club


I came across these prints today while browsing for new art for our bathroom. I've been a little cactus crazy lately (if the giant sequined cactus patch on the back of my jean jacket wasn't a dead giveaway.)

Check out Cactus Club on Etsy for more.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Visual Journal :: Hopscotch Fest 2014

T0W3RS 

Instant photos shot on Fujifilm Instax Wide 210 Instant.
Digital photos shot on Nikon D90 or iPhone 5
Earlier this week, I was asked in an interview what my favorite music festival is. I didn't even have to think: 
Hopscotch Festival, now on it's fifth year, in Raleigh, NC. 


Estrangers (Phuzz Records)
The appeal of Hopscotch for me is the balance of established acts with experimental performances and up-and-coming artists. For every popular festival headliner like St. Vincent or Spoon, there is a "when am I ever going to get the chance to see this?" moment, like seeing IIII performing as a 16 piece ensemble, watching Tony Conrad in a church, or a family-friendly city square metal show featuring Death and Mastodon. A casual afternoon bloody mary watching harpist Mary Lattimore collaborate with Thurston Moore almost feels normal at a festival this full of discovery, experimentation, and camaraderie. There is a feeling in the air that the artists are enjoying themselves as much as the festival goers, an indicator of just how much careful thought goes into this festival. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wearing: Lucy's Lockets

Lucy Farmer and her husband have been building homes together for 15 years. Drawing inspiration from her work as creative director of an architectural supply store, Lucy incorporates antique charms and one of a kind architectural hardware findings into jewelry.
An old key may find a new life as a charm, and a victorian keyhole might become a pendant in her Lucy's Inspired jewelry line. Lucy's Inspired gifted me the necklace pictured below. Beneath it are some of my other favorite pieces from her shop. Thank you, Lucy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CLOSED: GIVEAWAY: Tweedy at Georgia Theatre 9/19


Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer Tweedy, performing under the name... wait for it... you'll never guess... Tweedy, are bringing their show to Georgia Theatre September 19. Tweedy will perform Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs, as well as songs from his new record Sukierae, backed by a full band. Sharing the bill is the ever-solid, timelessly catchy Merge Records outfit Hospitality. 

Once again, my friends at Georgia Theatre graciously offered a pair of tickets ($100 value) for a lucky reader (a lucky reader who reads and follows all the directions!) 
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