Sunday, November 27, 2005

New blog on the block

Hey Paradisiacs! My friend Eugenio just started his own photog blog, emc Photography. He'll be sharing some really cool pics with us so check it out!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Gala Corina

Signals - 26.5" x 40 " Acrylic on Wood Pallet - 2004
by Rich Frederick

Hi Paradisiacs!

I had a great time @ Gala Corina tonight. When I walked in I saw a familiar face - artist Rich Frederick, who I met while waiting in line to buy tickets to Bruce Springsteen. What a small, artsy world we live in. Turned out that Rich was exhibiting six of his paintings in the show. Rich is affiliated with Tampa, a website community of local artists.

Then the whole gang began to arrive: Melissa Black, a former colleague who is a budding artist herself, Robb & Mary Ann & Robb's parents, another former colleague, Eugenio Cebollero and girlfriend, and many other friends. We wound up @ Tina Tapas for a wonderful shared meal. I returned to the art show with friend Jennifer, who was a late but welcome arrival.

All in all a wonderful time with a wonderful group.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Blessed are the poor

Bamboogate, (Peter F. Schaden)

via Changing Places, lots of bamboo images.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Art Happens!

Tony Abeyta, Remembered Ancients

Hi Paradisiacs!

via Donna Woodka @ Changing Places the art of Tony Abeyta. I like.

More Artsy News: currently happening in Tampa is the annual showing Gala Corina presents Nueva Vida

This year's event will be at the Seaboard Square Warehouse in Channelside:
120 South 11th Street in Tampa.

The 2005 exhibition will be up for one week, from Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 until Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005. Opening and closing parties are scheduled from 5 - 11 p.m. on said dates.

Robb & Mary Ann are trying to round up a posse to go for dinner, Gala Corina & a movie this Saturday. OK, I'm there!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Born to run?

Wow! Paradisiacs, I'm glad I saw Bruce before his career took a radical turn. via Will Bunch @ Attytood:

Born to run: Springsteen for U.S. Senate from N.J.

Jon Corzine needs to appoint Bruce Springsteen to the United States Senate.

Crazy? Not any crazier than a violent action-flick actor from Austria with steroid use and groping allegations who can't even properly pronounce the name of his home state getting elected as its governor (a job with a lot more responsibility than a senator, by the way). Or not any crazier than electing a retired pro wrestler to the statehouse. And not any crazier than another rock star from across the pond coming within an eyelash of the Nobel Peace Prize.

We've already war-gamed it all out, and we just don't see too much downside risk should Sen. Springsteen (don't you love it?) seek a full term a year from now. We do have a difficult time imagining him in a jacket and tie. And it's not a slam dunk -- there would certainly be a sizable minority who would recoil at the idea of sending a rock star to the Senate, but we believe they'd be outnumbered by first-time voters coming out in support of the Boss.

I would vote for him but I'm in Florida.

Saturday, November 05, 2005


Hi Paradisiacs,

Last night I went to the Springsteen "Devils & Dust" concert. Awesome. He played for three hours nonstop with six encores. The concert of the year, in my humble opinion.

I've never been a Springsteen "fan", although I've come to have a deep respect for him as a singer-songwriter. But last night was different. I became a fan last night through his performance.

Life seems much better now.