Sunday, August 19, 2007

car stereo moustache wars

Last night I found a great excuse to don a moustache... make that 3 or 4 moustaches. Not at the same time... that would be weird. Beauty Bar hosted the coming out party of the brand new label Artifact Workshop for the CD release of Car Stereo Wars' album, "The Bandit".

The $5 entry fee granted you not only a chance to catch White Denim and Single Frame, but a copy of the album (and a home made moustache). These hand crafted touches are what will define this new label (that and releasing some great music). In this instance each CD cover sported a real mini-moustache affixed to the illustration and inside offered a one-of-a-kind Polaroid featuring Chris (I mean Burt Reynolds) in various places/poses about town dressed in full Bandit gear. Not a gimmick, but an addition to greatness that makes you even happier for what you're holding in your hands.

The night would have been complete if the politeness police were out... "hey that was my foot you just stepped on for the 100th time... and oh, I didn't need that side of my body"... and if it was just a tad cooler outside, but ignoring my apparent high maintenance complaints it was something I was proud to be a part of. Good luck gang. Check out the Artifact Workshop website for yourself and get a copy of the CD. To check out more moustaches go here.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

beauty shopping

Not sure why, but I get a complete kick out of beauty shops... the signs, the names, the look, that is, not necessarily going inside of them. I like the old ones that never seemed to catch up with the times... places that look like old ladies still go there to get their hair set. More so I enjoy a good salon name. Don't think upscale, think bad puns. I want to put together a series of the best ones out there and started randomly driving around today to find them. So far I haven't come out with a lot, but it's just a matter of time.

Can you think of any? Let me know and I'm there.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

i only dress like a jailbird

I love repetition of shapes and lines, in particular stripes (less so, dots... but still a favorite). I can't trace back how long this love affair has been going on but in the last several years my affection has only grown stronger and presents itself in the things I take pictures of, acquire and wear. You would think a couple of striped items of clothing would cut it... think again. My eye always gravitates back to it. And while some things may seem strikingly similar at first glance, each article has its own "fingerprint" to me. This is one obsession I have no qualms about. I have some to a lot and want more and won't stop. Brother can you spare a dime... I mean something striped?

I spent the day in a stripe love fest and took a few pictures while I was at it. Stripes from the closet... I'm good at entertaining myself.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

q: orange you glad?
a: not sure.

I either need to get used to orange/red tones in all polaroids or try out some new film. Can't say that I totally mind the effect but, hey the other colors are starting to feel left out.

Monday, August 6, 2007

it's finally summer

Finally the sun and fun fully cooperated and thank God. I'm not sure how you can't have a good time on a party boat... this is probably the best time I have ever had though, even if I did lose my sunglasses and get a decent sunburn. Isn't that what's supposed to happen? Beer, food, music, water, noodles, friends, and a dance party. I couldn't have asked for more. Thanks Austinist, Party Ends, Green Potato Ventures and Super Alright. So, same thing next weekend?