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Monday, December 29, 2008

My New Home

New Blog



Monday, June 25, 2007

EXACT REPLICA

Bar America



Monday, February 5, 2007

Currently Pleased...

I was honored to be in a wonderful show at the Blue Star curated by George Neubert entitled, "Lost and Found." Of course this was right up my proverbial alley, since I am a rabid collector/horder. For the show, I enlarged some of my collection of found photography. The reception was terrific and I got a lot of great feedback. There was also a nice mention in the San Antonio Current...

Nice Mention in the Current

Speaking of the Current, I have an illustration in the inside back cover this week! http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=17787061&BRD=2318&PAG=461&dept_id=484045&rfi=8

Illustration

... Thanks San Antonio Current!



Thursday, August 3, 2006

The Porno Show

Some Publicity is Better than None:

Some

But Decent Publicity is Even Better than Some...

Decent



Sunday, March 26, 2006

Denver Wrasslin'

Sorry I haven't written in a while. A lot has been going on. I was invited to participate in a show at the Museo de las Americas in Denver called NEVER Leaving Aztlan. A few days later, I was invited to participate in a Lucha Libre-style art debate with a local Denver artist. The ring was set, the masks were put on....The artist was an amiable man named Bob Luna, that was obviously a little to inebreated to debate, but it was all for a good time. An impatient member of the audience told poor Bob that she wanted to take his place because the issues were very important to her. Pobrecito! Then I started debating this audience memeber. Real Tag Team style! Thanks to Gilbert, Patty and Whit.

Denver Art Show - Read the end!



Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sleeperhold

Thanks for all who came out to the opening!



Monday, January 9, 2006

My workspace



Friday, December 30, 2005

Artforum, Here I AM!

artforum mention



Friday, December 23, 2005

For the Googlewackers

For the Googlewackers: Beto Gonzales mantecatron art San Antonio artist self-deluded thriftstore rasquache DIY lazy productive Aztec Robot Mayan Princess Texas Latino Hispanic Post-Chicano What Does that Mean? graphic artist multimedia Robert Gonzales Jr. Robert Gonzales Delores Gonzales Rebecca Gonzales Ryan Gonzales South Texas Art found art found photographs lost and found 70s cookbook comic book drop me a line if you stumble on this. artpages3000 at yahoo.



Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Great Spurs Seats

Out of an incredible act of generousity, my boss - Henry R. Muñoz - gave me FOURTH row tickets to a Spurs game. I took my dad and a good time was to be had by all. Yes, Spurs beat the Heat.



Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Enormous Tubs of Flaming Alcohol Rule



Friday, December 2, 2005

Moms Bday

My mother had a birthday last Sunday. We went to her favorite Mexican restaurant. The mariachis serenaded her and she seemed genuinely touched. Happy Birthday Mom.



Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Shows..Pt. 1

Spanglish @ artpace thru 01.22.05 Two very nice reviews of a fine, fine show.

# 57, November 18, 2005

From the San Antonio Current



Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Shows...

The Eve of Destruction Show October 7, 2005 Show descripton from: www.fluentcollab.org. "We (co-curators Ed Saavedra and Justin Parr) invited fourteen artists from all around San Antonio to be part of the show at Flight’s silo space in the Blue Star Complex. The roster included gallery owners, frequent contributors to art publications and a former Artpace resident. Each contributor was asked to create a masterpiece and price it accordingly. If that piece did not sell by 11 PM on the Eve of Destruction (October 7), the artist was to implement a pre-planned method of destruction and have an appointed executioner ready..." My method was BBQ it. YIKES! Would my piece make it? The suspense was killing me! This WASN'T a bistec. It sold, much to the dismay of the bloodthristy mob.



Thursday, September 15, 2005



....................................................... As I was checking up on how a painting of mine was doing, I saw the jersey that tim duncan was wearing during the all-star game getting framed...I have had a birthday, had art shows, had completely coincindental, random meetings with people that I never thought I would see again, but this is the thing that compells me to write... A Tim Duncan jersey that I saw getting framed. (That's my Aztec Showgirl getting framed in the background.) I guess this is as close to a celebrity sighting as I'll get...I'll write about other stuff later.



Friday, July 8, 2005



A lot has been happening and I’ve forgotten to update. I’ll take the opportunity to do that now..... First of all, I want to thank everybody that showed up to the San Antonio Myths and Legends show last month. It was a tremendous success. The DJ played beautiful soul music from the 70s and the keg was flowing. Now, the shout outs for all the google-whackers looking up people. First of all Jim Haught, who put the show together and all the artists that participated. Paul Sparks, Sam Poland (like the country), Geof Edwards, Pat Edwards, Lidia Rosales, Balde Bernal, Robert Gonzales Sr., Teresa Rendon from Austin. And many others that I forgot to name. Also special thanks to Andy Benavides for helping frame the pieces right before the show. I painted the Chupacabras, the Ghost Tracks, and the Donkey Lady...... I went to New Orleans on Memorial Day weekend and had a blast. Stayed at a nice hotel in the French Quarter. Drank in public. Had the fanciest meal I ever eaten in the fanciest restaurant I’ve ever been to. Waited for a trolley in the muggiest weather I’ve ever experience. (Like Manila.) Anyway, a fine, fine trip... Highs and lows. Ram Ayala, owner of the world-famous Tacoland was shot and killed the night of the Spurs victory over the Pistons. My old band, Fun Machine, played Tacoland on a number of occasions. Ram will be missed.



Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Librarian fun

My great friend from college is now a medical librarian in Buffalo. The medical librarians were having their convention in San Antonio this week and their annual party was last night. Being that I can never refuse an open bar, I went and partied with the libarians. I'll admit it. I have a bit of a librarian thing. Even a library PATRON thing. (I worked in a library for three years, hoping that I would meet a cute nerdy, bookish patron would ask me a question at the reference desk. Never happened. Well, maybe once. Instead we had a...ahem...older spectrum of patron. I called it Cocoon.) The quickest way to lose a librarian fetish is to see a large group of them together. When the band started playing 80s music, the dancing started and I felt like these nerds and misfits were redoing their high school/college years and doing it right this time. Bless 'em. Also I had too much to drink and eat. Thank you Dean Hendrix.



Wednesday, May 4, 2005

White Chicks

A local supermarket has this great vending machine at the front of their store. Its for DVDs you can rent. I had just finished the very lame Alien vs Predator and needed to return it quickly. In front of me was a mentally retarded man in his late 30s and his weary looking mother, a woman in her early sixties. He kept pushing the scroll button and saying "whaaaa cheeeee" "whaaaaaa cheeeeee." I was in a hurry. Still he kept scrolling as his mother kept indulging him. "whaaaa cheeee" I needed to return my movie and get back to my life!!! Hurry up. "whaaaaa chheeeeeee" Finally she said, "Mijo, I don't think they have White Chicks."



Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Bumper Stickers for the Spurs

I knew Jim Gray had a crush on Ginobili. I knew Barkely had a healthy crush on Ginobili. I know every tough Mexicano in SA has a crush they will never admit on Ginobili, but Mussberger's trying to horn in on the action. ...I thought of creating this bumper sticker that I would put on all the pickup trucks in the parking lot of the SBC Center during games. At first I thought it would be "I'd Go Gay for Ginobili." but upon further reflection the bumper sticker should read "Ginobili-Curious." ...For the record, I like girls. Mexicanas. With big boobs. Not Argentinians with dreamy eyes and a killer instinct.



Monday, May 2, 2005

Ah, stin

Visited my second home of Austin yesterday. Passed by Eeyore's birthday party in a car. This festival takes place in a park near UT and, I'm guessing, began as Austin's own Electric Kool Aid Acid Test. Just speculation...Jugglers, stoners on unicycles, Renaissance fair types. F'in Austin...I got too loud one evening and the next day was too quiet, upsetting the same person...Oh well...Also I wore tighty whities for the first time since seventh grade. Don't ask...



Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Update

Just updated the home page on my webpage. The character is from my friend Michele's children's book that I'm working on

muchamichele.com

Please sign the guestbook...



Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Medium sized pond!

I was honored to have been chosen to produce KSYM's T Shirt for this years pledge drive, an honor I share with past artists Ken Little and Robert Tatum, both of which I hold in the highest regard. Special thanks to Bullet Bob Flores, the program director...

T-Shirt Design

...Also I was in a show about a month ago in the Axtryx Gallery

axtryx.com

and got a nice mention three paragraphs from the bottom

SA CURRENT WRITE UP

Artforum, here I come!



Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Also

I'll be in an art show at Gallista Gallery this June. The theme is San Antonio Legends. Think Ghost Tracks and the Donkey Lady. Never heard of them? Ask a San Antonian...Fiesta is also coming up. I'm going to spend lots of money this year...I did a fundraiser for Councilman Roger O. Flores. The show went well, esp. since my piece EVENTUALLY sold...The Waiting IS the hardest part...



Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Random

Went to SXSW. That was lots of fun. I really do like Austin, no matter how much I badmouth it. I guess that's a habit that I picked up when I actually lived there 15 years ago!....I have recently given up coffee and have begun excersing. I'm the laziest guy in the world, but just a few minutes in the morning has made a drastic change in my life...If only I could remember to get at least eight hours sleep...Spring Fever has seized my brain and won't let go...Spare me the madness...Also I want to slowly make ammends to all the people that I've hurt over the years because of my coffee addiction...Sorry...



Friday, March 4, 2005

New Love

OK. I don't miss my old computer anymore. I've taken with a newer computer...OK, so I bought a new computer. But I hadn't used it for a couple of weeks. I didn't know why. Until I bought an awesome office chair that looks and feels like the driver's seat of an old man's luxury car. Ah....Anyway, I'm working on some pieces for a new show in April. A show in June and quite possibly in July. I'll try to check in more often...Life is good. Today.



Monday, January 24, 2005

In Memorium

I have been dealing with serious issues lately. I would like to take this time to honor a close friend that I had to say good bye to and honor the time we worked together. Yesterday, I bid farewell to my computer of six years. I processed lots of files with this computer. Learned photoshop, illustrator, flash. I mixed CDs, produced an album. Emailed friends. That computer and I shared a lot. For the last time, I powered it down. I respectfully took its usable parts, letting no part of the creature go to waste. I'm a serious? Maybe just half. But it was real. Too real. Goodbye Adell.



Friday, January 7, 2005

Kid's Stuff

Happy New Year. Theme? Take advantage of my opportunities...I'm currently illustrating a children's book for my friend Michele. A morbid tale about a girl that chokes on a chicharone taco and lives to eat again. (Yes, I know. Plural it is tamales and chicharones. Singular SHOULD be tamal and chicharon. But it sounds wrong to my highly Americanized ears..."Would you like a tamal?" "HUH? Just give me a tamale.") Anyway I hope to finish soon...I guess I'm making a career of children's art. I am just about to complete a series of work for a good friend that just had a child. Very cute stuff- I'll say it. I'll post up some pics soon.



Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Random Thoughts

The other night I was singing real loud to Journey’s Foolish Heart in my apartment. I think my upstairs neighbor heard me. I felt so very ashamed…I bought my brother an electric guitar for Christmas. I hope he can begin rocking soon…I believe all women are wildflowers…I’m currently listening to Manitoba, Four Tet and Ulrich Schnauss. Bedroom studio masters. A friend told me it was boy music. I usually thought of this to mean loud aggressive music, but I can see it in the same way that boys get into model plane building and obsessive collecting…I think we should collapse New Years Day and the winter solstice together… I’m going to drink more water in 2005…My resolution last year was to “force the issue.” I was too passive. In 2003 it was to “lie more.” I was too honest. This next year? I’m still thinking about it…



Friday, December 3, 2004

I'm back...

OK, I’m back. It’s been, what, a coupla years, huh. A lot I want to tell you, but let me cover the most important part. Celebrity sightings. I’m in SA now, so I don’t think that I’ll be seeing any more celebrities anytime soon. (Though I did see Chuck Norris downtown before I left SA in ’99.) ...I’ll go through them quickly. ...As I was turning from a street perpendicular to Hollywood Blvd., I see Donald Sutherland make a left in front of me. I extend my forefinger to point at him. He sees my finger following him through his left hand turn and gives me a scared look. Favorite DS role? The clumsy waiter in Kentucky Fried Movie. ...Hollywood Blvd. Again. As I’m driving from home, I see Kenny Rogers in a burgundy PT Cruiser. Naturally, I follow him. Until he turns right on Highland. What’s on Highland, between Hollywood and Sunset? That’s right, a Kenny Rogers Roaster Restaurant. That’s why I’m 85% sure it’s him. ...As I’m walking through the Grove, which is the new mall-i-fied part of Farmer’s Market during Christmas time. I see a tall older woman with TONS of plastic surgery. But a handsome woman, I suppose. This woman catches me staring at her plastic surgery. It’s Julie Newmar. No doubt about it. Catwoman was shopping at the mall. Once again, the frightened look. Its sad that the only people that recognize this formerly hot Teutonic mamazon are Batman nerds such as myself. ...Saw Jeff Goldblum turn in front of me in his Toyota SUV in West Hollywood. ...After I ate dinner with a friend at the King’s Road restaurant on Beverly (?) I saw Leonardo DiCaprio having dinner outside at one of the hipster cafes there. He had a wife beater, I believe. Looked very…pretty. Kinda dykey, though. ...After watching a test sceening of the Mr. Show movie in Westwood, I saw David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, and a couple of the cast outside. Odenkirk is tiny and Cross is even tinier. Shocking, really. ...I was outside the ACME theatre for an intermission of a friend’s comedy show. As I stood outside, looking at the ground, I see an expensive looking pair of black shces walk by. I look up and its Morrissey with two hot Euro model types. Too bad I’m not a Morrissey fan. ...Speaking of which, I remember a couple of years back, I’m at a stop over in Las Vegas as I’m flying to SA from LA. I look up and see SA art superstar Dario Robleto with a arty looking girl. He was following Morrissey as if he was the Grateful Dead. But by PLANE? Is this odd to anyone else? ...I often talked to him when I was drunk and beligerant. He seems like a nice guy, but I was always a little surly when I we met. I’m sure he’s one of the multitude that think I’m a total asshole. Well…I am. I can’t help it. ...Which actually brings me to another celebrity sighting. Dario is having a gala art opening at ACME on Wilshire Blvd. He is absorbed in conversation with Gillian Anderson. What are they talking about? The truth IS out there. ...What else? I can’t think of anything right now.



Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Another Celebrity Sighting

Last Sunday morning. Coco's on Pico Blvd. As I walk in I see a big, stocky bearded guy with a bandana run to the host's podium and grab a kid's menu and a crayon. He looks strangely giddy. He scampers off to a corner of the restaurant and hands the crayon to a certain Mr. Ernie Hudson. The black Ghostbuster. But I know him best as Dolemite's right hand man in Dolemite II: the Human Tornado. I leave him alone to finish his eggs and toast.



Friday, May 3, 2002

Fave of the Moment

My raves/faves of the moment are Cee-Lo and Tony Parker. Tonight I'm a basketball geek and watching the Spurs beat the Sonics tonight in my boxers. Eating vegetables out of the can. Simple pleasures...



Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Jai Opening.

Last Friday I had an opening at a the Jai Gallery in San Antonio. I couldn't have asked for a better opening. TONS of people circulating, lots of smiles I peeped as people looked at the work (always gratifying when you work on this stuff alone and don't know if anyone else will like it), lots of friends came out to show support, lots of beer for me to drink. As I was putting up the show, an old patron came in. We had never met and he looked at the work and thought that I was ripping Beto off. He didn't know that I was Beto. I knew that this was a good sign. He bought a piece later on that evening. Later that evening, a toothless man who I thought was homeless told me that he saw a painting that I had done more than four years ago, "fucked his brain up for five minutes." I couldn't have been more pleased. (If it registered for more than four years, then I'm doing something right.) I'm also pleased to be showing in the month of April, because of the Fiesta traffic that brings people out, especially to Southtown. Big shout out to: Rebecca Gonzales, Becky Cortez, Phillip Niemeyer, Theresa, Philip Avila, Nicole Gonzalez, Uncle Jim, Cruz Ortiz and Rina, Juan Miguel Ramos (who won an Artpace fellowship and I could hardly be happier if it happened to me. Congrats.) Mindy Gonzalez, Rose Cosme, Todd Varian, John Mata, Jerry Gann, Anjali Gupta, Robert Tatum, Delores Gonzales, and Robert Gonzales Sr. Most of all, I'd like to thank the owners of Jai, Liza Martinez, and, especially, Agosto Cuellar. Thank you. All you guys are making San Antonio look really appealing to me and I hope I can be hanging with all of you when I move back....Eventually.



Thursday, March 14, 2002

Update

Well, its been awhile since my last update. I had an show with fellow artist Milton Knight at the Frame-Up gallery in West LA. Milton is even pervier than me. I found out later that he's done illustrations for Screw and Hustler. Wow. (Once I on a lark, I send some jpegs to Voluptuous Magazine.) At any rate, nice turn out. Thanks to Melissa Gelmo, Vanessa Mikkelson, Jon Eckdahl, Biz Lopez, Keli Dailey, Francois, and Jill Hughart and Ted. Later we went to Liquid Kitty for some drinks. VM offered to pose for Milton and his eyes widened in lurid glee. Best value at the Liquid Kitty? The Low Life. A shot of your choice with a Pabst Blue Ribbon. $4. The Pabst actually tastes good after a harsh well shot. Last weekend a friend came across from Texas to visit. We had an impromptu get together and bar hopped from the Red Lion to the trendy Shortstop. The people at the Shortstop were trying way to hard. They were small and I had the urge to bully them all! Gimme five bucks, punk. The friend was from Mcallen and was most amazed at the amount of older people still trying to be hip. Yup. Growing old gracefully ain't happenin' here. They fight it. Too bad. Nothing makes a 40 year old look like a 50 year old until they try to dress like a 20 year old. An old timer in a wife beater and straw cowboy hat? GIVE IT UP. I have a show in San Antonio on the first Friday in April. Jai on S. Alamo. More on that later.



Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Celebrity Sighting III

(This is a second hand story.) Last Monday. Early Evening. Long's Drugstore across from the Beverly Center. My friend has not eaten dinner. She's hungry and is chompin' on her favorite flavor of ice cream. (I've seen this girl go to town on some popcorn and I wouldn't want to get my hand in the way of this, so I can just imagine.) As she's feasting on this ice cream she turns her head and sees Chris Rock standing there. He says to her, "Damn, girl! You make that ice cream look GOOD!" She turns beet red and is speechless.



Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Celebrity Sighting II

4:45. Last Thursday. The Art Store on Beverly. I was about to climb up the stairs from the underground parking structure to the store. A small puppy and a cute girl holding its leash were blocking me. She apologized, "No problem," I said. As she reached the bottom of the concrete stairs, our eyes LOCKED. Debi Mazar. ELECTRIC. Hair lighter than I expected. Piercing eyes, of course. Debi, I know you read my pitas. Call me. Let's work it out.



Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Celebrity Sighting I

11:15. Last Sunday. Eat Well. Glendale. Andre from the first Real World. Hair still long. I wanted to ask him about Reigndance. I thought about how embarrassing it would be for to be asked about a band I was in nine years ago. Ugh. Then to have the band televised for the world to see. Why would anyone want to be in a reality show?



Wednesday, January 16, 2002



No, I haven't written in a while. I feel strangely listless.



Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Savory Johnson

http://news.mysanantonio.com/story.cfm?xla=saen&xlb=211&xlc=553684&xld=211



Monday, December 17, 2001

Chrome Plated

Our office Christmas party was this past Friday. As I parked near a friend's apartment, two gentlemen popped out of their white SUV approachment and pointed a chrome plate glock in my face. Guy #1 asked for my wallet. I told him to "F" off. Guy #2 gave me a little pop in the face. A little one, no marks or bruises the next morning or anything. I guess they saw another car pass by because they ran into their cars and sped off...It sucks, but to put it in perspective, I still have my wallet and my brains weren't sprayed on the dashboard. I didn't have much money in my wallet and I obviously didn't have much brains in my skull for not giving up my wallet. I just couldn't stand that because these punks had a gun that they could get one on me.



Thursday, December 13, 2001

Celebrity Track

OK, since I've been out here in LA I've seen some celebrities. I thought it would be a good idea to keep track of them in this forum. Alright, last week I saw Elliot Gould across the street from Koo Koo Roo on Wilshire, just outside my office building. If my dad was Jewish and a movie actor, maybe he would be Elliot Gould. Renée, Orlando and I tried to figure out what non-MASH roles he had. I could only think of him in Nashville. He had a cameo as...Elliot Gould. Later on, I went online to look at what movies he had been in...less than I thought.



Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Weekend Wrap-up

This past weekend...Hung out with fellow Laker hater Greg and saw Kings beat the purple and gold...saw some damn funny improv by the Groundlings (proud that they used a suggestion I had, too)...danced to a Thunderball DJ set (where's the band we were promised?)...Finalized art sale with some favorite patrons in Houston (money just in the nick of time–as per usual)...Good times.



Friday, December 7, 2001

Kings?

The Lakers must be defeated. They must be defeated. I would like it if the Spurs did it, but I'll support any team that will defeat them. This Laker-hatin' has its roots. As a young kid I remember my father despising the Lakers, jumping from the sofa, yelling at the TV, calling Magic a crybaby and a flopper. I suppose just I envy Kobe and how effortless he makes the game seem as he floats on a cloud of his own ego towards the basket. Derek Fisher seems like a good guy. He's spared. As for the others: How unlikable is Shaq? He breathes through his mouth. He finished his degree in GENERAL STUDIES! Why bother! Rick Fox is an extra in a soap opera. Brian Shaw has the "Egyptian Overhang" from the back of his head. (Which I suppose in and of itself is no reason to hate him, but Laker-hatin' knows no reason!) And I'm sick of Phil Jackson's smug grin. That look like he's amused by the rest of the world's stupidity. (That is a right reserved only for me!) Ah well, I'm sure they will win the championships in a row, because they really are the best team in the league. But tonight I will be supporting the Kings. (Side Note: Vlade Divak, their center and a professional athlete, still smokes cigarettes! How Euro is that!?! Crazy Slav!)



Thursday, December 6, 2001

Physical Therapy

I have a pinched cyadic nerve. Sometimes it gets really bad. I've been going to physical therapy at Glendale Memorial Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy Department to help the pain in my leg that it causes. Cindy Chu, my physical therapist, of the is a very smart, cool girl who worked my back like nobody's business. Very petite, too. About the size of my left leg. Yesterday she told me that it would be the last time she would be working with me because she had completed her internship and only needed to complete her boards to get license and practice. Well, I didn't realize how sad it would be for me for me. (Like a celebrity that you never thought about much, but then you are surprised that you are sad when you find out they have died.) After the session (25 minutes of traction followed by some stretching) was over, I wished her luck on her exams and left the doctor's office and drove home. I now have to start over with some else. It was like a non-romantic breakup. I guess I just prefer long term relationships. I don't like hopping from table to table. I prefer to be with people that know me. I know you will never read this, but good bye Cindy Chu. I wish you the best.



Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Taste of Texas

Last night I went to the Taste of Texas restaurant in the suburbs of Los Angeles. (Actually W. Covina.) I really miss Tex-Mex food! Let me go on a micro-rant: The flour tortillas I've had here are not that good! (They haven't messed up the corn ones here.) Usually they are extremely thin and chamois-like. On burritos, (giant Southern California monstrocities) they are merely translucent membranes that you can see carne asada through. I don't know about any other place, but in South Texas the homemade tortillas are thick, warm with just a hint of flour coating. It's total comfort food and I could make a meal of them with just butter. I ate them with my carne guisada. I'm still not sure why I go to the Taste of Texas. It make me miss home. Not only the food but the walls are covered in South Texas memorabilia. Its the Planet Hollywood of where I'm from. High school memorabilia. Spurs stuff. Selena posters. Too much. The MOST San Antonio part about it? Its in a converted Pizza Hut (!!!) Also, they have Big Red (red liquid bubble gum) and, my favorite, Lone Star Beer (which has been compared to horse piss squeezed through a dirty sock.) I love it.



Monday, December 3, 2001

MANTECATRON: The Show

The opening for my show was this Friday and I'm really pleased everything came out. It was really gratifying to have so much support from friends and coworkers. The work looked great on the wall and if you are in LA, please check it out. It should be on the walls of Phil's Virtual Office (1911 Hillhurst @ Franklin in the trendy Los Feliz area of Los Angeles) until the beginning of January. Let me give my list of shout-outs for the show. Thanks to Melissa, who took a bunch of digital pix of the show. You will see a bunch of them on an entry soon. Thanks to Dennis Cruz for sharing his poetry at the opening. I still don't know if I like poetry, but his words sure were honest, funny and compelling. Thanks to Vanessa for her patience as I succumbed to stress as the deadline approached and also for dressing so fresh. Thanks to Biz for the tremendous support along the way. Also, thanks to Robert of Phil's for the motavation at the Drawing Room later that evening. (Los Angeles!) Thanks to Kelli for not flaking. Also Brian and Alfredo from LA411. Thanks to Manny and Katrina for driving all that way. Biggest thanks of all to Renée Harris for being the architect of my site and making numerous changes up until the last minute. She is the best. More later!



Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Firsts

First Entry. First Day of First Website. Also had a first taste today of "Dulce de Leche" M&Ms. It's really leche quemada flavor, but you can't mainstream something called burnt milk. The flavor is sorta right, but the consistancy is creamier rather than the real gooey, sticky.

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