Saturday, January 23, 2010
SO- we're hosting a Fundred drawing party here Wednesday complete with banners, party favors, New Orleans music, NOLA trivia with prizes, Abita beer specials, Shrimp po-boys, jambalaya, dirty rice, Boudain, red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, special Zapp's potato chip flavors that I special ordered from the factory, and a lot more. It's going to be a blast and all week we're working up these recipes in the kitchen for this event. Sunday it starts with dirty rice and jambalaya during our NFL football games and goes throughout the week. I am excited. Hopefully a few lifetime locals around here will try some great food they've never had before...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Old enough to start a NEW myspace page!
The Conrads have a few songs and pics on our new music page on myspace- still the best free band site.
Here's the link- www.myspace.com/davidbeebeandtheconrads
Check it- David
Jay Lee, my writer/radio host/photographer/ musician friend from Houston took this shot of myself, Allen Hill and Jackie Pepper at Padre's in Marfa during the Allen Oldies show last July. Allen has just slicked back his own hair with Peanut Butter when this picture was taken. Jackie got his "treated" by Allen about 5 minutes after this was taken.
This portrait of Adam and his dad was unveiled at the Borks' house over Thanksgiving dinner. It's amazing in so many ways!
Adam insisted on the orange background as a condition of his participation. I love the facial expressions- if you know Adam and his Dad you know this is how they usually look when not laughing out loud.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Tonight we show Kingpin and Parents. Parents is my very favorite one. 1988- horror/dark comedy about cannibalism set in cold war 50's America. Brilliant.
Gotta run now, though- DB
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Last night I got home after closing at about 1:45 and it was 7 degrees outside. The pipes at Madre's in the back wall have burst. The water is off and I am over it. Crappy house, great location, too expensive at $600/month- that's how crappy the house is. And now, no water. I am not interested in contacting the landlord. I am interested in getting out. Beanie is looking for a place for us; I may go back to the Airstream or get a tiny place for myself- don't know, but it needs to be cheap. All I use the house for is sleeping and showers. That's it. Seriously. I am at work every waking moment of my time in Marfa, so what's the point. Airstream is great, but no bathroom on premises. Did it for 2 years- not a biggie, but no optimal for ease of living. Cheap, cheap- cheap enough to save me enough cash to travel more- which is definitely happening more in 2010.
Anyway, no more room for houseguests once Madre's is gone unless Beanie works a miracle. AND- if I move back into the Airstream I'm going to essentially close off Padre's back of house even to employees and make it my official awake-time living space, which was sort of the idea initially as it was.
Anyone have leads on affordable casita, etc let me know. - David
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
It's been 2 years since the Jackie Pepper shows at the Goode-Crowley Theater and now Jackie finally returns to Marfa for a tribute to Neil Diamond this Friday and Saturday. Adam Bork and I are in the band, along with my kid brother on bass and Jim Henkel on guitar. Special guests include Susannah Lipsey on vocals, Ross Cashiola on acoustic guitar and Beanie on some piano.
Adam and I have been getting together for three hours plus the last few nights to hash through the material, which is mostly Neil Diamond. I am playing drums at the show, but have learned all the guitar chords and am showing the changes to the other Marfa musicians. This show will be very different for the Houston show, where Jackie showed up literally without a voice at all. He them proceeded to have more than a few drinks, but made it through the whole show and stunned the audience simply with his audacity to not quit singing or talking, even though nothing was coming out. Incredible.
Now, after a week in New Mexico at his shaman's house and visiting the spa, Jackie returns Friday in time for the shows. I am looking forward to it. 2 more rehearsals with the crew and then shows.
View Jackie Pepper on YouTube- his manager tries to keep him off but there's some good rare footage plus a nice interview from several years back. - David