A little bird told me that it may be a good idea to watch the April 18th airing of Jeopardy. The bird’s prophesy was rather cryptic but if I decoded the message correctly, then have your TV set to record history.
Shade and I went to a very small venue in the arts district of Oak Cliff, ( a long ignored and much maligned district of Dallas south of the river) called The Kessler Theater to see Junior Brown and his small group play a gig. That’s his wife, Tanya Rae Brown, on rhythm guitar. Of course Junior is showing off his virtuosity on his self made “GuitSteel”. Note how he routinely uses his special tuning pegs for effects during a number. He has a little holder for his guitar slide that he switches to almost faster than the eye can follow. He got the most response when he played his hits like “You’re wanted by the po-lease and my wife thinks you’re dead.” and “The Party Lights”. Junior manages to be a “Guitsteel” genius and very funny at the same time. This place only holds about 150 people and I was able to move around and real close to get some great shots.
Hello Musers, Sorry I’ve been out of touch with The Muse but I’m too busy to be friendly lately and sometimes my “snark meter” was flashing red alert when I was about to comment. However,this announcement is important. Shade and I have finally started the presses on his new book and it’s a beauty. Check it out on EBay by searching for Strange Ones cartoon book. All the first copies will be signed and he will personalize one for you if you ask. No returns on personalized books. PayPal only please. Free Shipping………..I’ll try to post more often. Thanks, Roto
Here’s Shade’s Halloween strip. I was able to witness the creative process first hand. I hope my nagging for Shade to add a little scratch to the family coffers was not the motivation this shameless plug and he insists that it doesn’t smack of crass commercialism but rather is just another example of his twisted sense of humor created solely for the edification and enjoyment of his multitude of fans. You be the judge.
Shade is visiting me and today he called down the stairs, “Hey, you have some cows near the bridge!” I ran outside thinking he must be nuts since I never seen cows on my property in all the 18 years I’ve been here. I don’t know where they came from but I grabbed the camera and told Bonnie who also thought I was joking. The cows came right over to us and seemed content to munch the grass. Then they walked over to the Mayor’s house next door and his wife saw them looking in the windows. I called the authorities thinking they might get hit by a car but I haven’t heard any more cow news. If they weren’t so much work it might be cool to own some of these critters.
Here are The Strange Chicks modeling the new Strange Ones T-Shirts in the hip black with white graphics. For a very limited time Mr. Shady has a few of these available (the shirts) in sizes small to 4x. Contact him NOW! at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Only $14.oo each! But wait, there’s more! The first ten clients who order two or more shirts can get them for only $11.95 each! Operators are standing by.