Friday, June 29, 2007

DCRG Double Header - July 8 - BE THERE!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Shoot 'Em Up

Even though I have a penis and I like boobs, I've never been a fan of the shoot 'em up and/or action flick genre of films. I thought Scarface was retarded the first time I saw it in 1983, and cannot fathom its cult-like resurgence. I could never make it though any Dirty Harry, Rambo, or Iron Eagle franchise-o-flicks. That being said, this film, appropriately titled Shoot 'Em Up, looks promising with increasingly flexible actor Paul Giamatti and a new favorite top-billed Brit since Children of Men, Clive Owen.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Great Uncle Paul

I only met him once, at my great grandmother's (Cordelia "Dee" Belle Wasson/Hamilton) funeral. He was saying his last goodbye's to his oldest sister. I think he's passed on as well. For some reason, I have a lot of pictures of him and his family in this photo collection I inherited. If pictures tell a thousand words, it seems that Uncle Paul has a friendly story to tell. He's definitely a long-tall Texan. He and his wife never had natural children, but they adopted two kids, one of which was either hispanic or native american. I have multiple photos of his and family in his orchard.

I think this was his wedding suit:

I believe he's either the guy in the background or the one taking the picture of one of the sisters. Plus - what I thought was an oil well in an earlier photo is just the family homestead's windmill, seen here in the background:

My great grandmother is on the left and the tall guy is my Great Uncle Paul...with their siblings whose names I don't know:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Where Did We Go Wrong?

One of the interesting things about the new found set of historic family photos is the noticeable trend from pretty to ugly. Here's a nice juxtaposition from pre-immigrant relative to immigrant homesteader relatives:



Saturday, June 16, 2007

Strange But Interesting Currents

"All energy flows according to the whims of the great magnet, " - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

The last few weeks have been odd, but positive in many ways. I finally graduated and my parents came up from Texas to celebrate. Then I was asked at the last minute to coach the travel team of the Derby City Roller Girls (DCRG) vs. the Naptown Tornado Sirens. My son and I went camping at a nearby state park and ended up next to a group of drunken, hearing impared young adults. The campsite was infested with nosy raccoons and we got to hear deaf people fucking. So our camping nights consisted of a lot of lots of grunts and hoots from randy people and competitive raccoons. I rounded out this week by driving the DCRG "float" (our truck) in Louisville's annual Gay Pride Parade. My alt-resume of odd jobs and experiences continues to fill out nicely.

In other news, here's another old family photo from the archives. Gotta love the hat. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Texas or Bust!

An old famiy story goes that my great grandmother's family (Cordelia "Dee" Belle Hamilton, et al) came from Germany to Indiana in the mid 1800's and moved to Texas via covered wagon circa 1906. Now I have the picture that goes along with the story (above). New Texans (3rd cousins most likely) on wooden oil well support (below). My mom got in contact with her 2nd cousin recently who had a treasure trove of old pictures for her. My parents came into town for my recent graduation last weekend and as a present, my Mom brought me disks full of quality electronic scans of these pictures. Some of these are just really great photos regardless of the family/sentimenal value thay have for me. I'll be posting some of these finer pictures over the next few weeks to share with you. Enjoy.

iTunes - Baker's Shuffled Dozen

***idea blatantly stolen w/o permission from The Blog of Lewd Enlightenment***

I'm a fan of self-disclosure as a means of improving communication and strengthening bonds between I've been copying my friend Steve by way of occasional posts on a random selection of 13 tunes from my iPod. This particular round reflects some interesting covers (*) and my recent proclination to download movie soundtracks (movies in parenthesis).

1. Come Right In - 20 Miles
2. Wichita Lineman - Friends Of Dean Martinez *
3. Mandatory Suicide - Slayer
4. Thunderhead - The Ghastly Ones
5. One - Johnny Cash*
6. Stolen Bike - Danny Elfman (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure)
7. I Needed It Most - My Morning Jacket
8. Children Of The Grave - Black Sabbath
9. U.S.S.A - Butthole Surfers
10. Hurdy Gurdy Man -Donovan
11. The Weight - The Band (Easy Rider)
12. Resource - Philip Glass Ensemble (Koyaanisqatsi)
13. There Is an Ocean - Donovan Leitch (Children of Men)