Friday, July 22, 2011

Thrill Kill Kult Videos

Nervous Xians

And This is What the Devil Does

Two video clips I shot with my Iphone video camera.

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult

I first saw My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult back in November of 1993 at Numbers in Houston. I remember most of the show. The opening band didn't show up so we had to wait an extra couple of hours before TKK finally took the stage. Over the years I saw them several more times and always enjoyed the shows. I jumped at the chance to see them again at Numbers (last year was at a bar in Clear Lake). In my mind I compared this time to the first time I saw them. It seemed to me like the present trying to recreate a moment from 18 years ago. Yet time has made it impossible to bring back all the original pieces to recreate the picture. Everyone is nearly 20 years older and it's very difficult (if not impossible) to duplicate original enthusiasm. Despite it all I moved with the dark rhythm and enjoyed America's most dangerous Kult!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Orleans Seafood Kitchen

I like Orleans Seafood Kitchen on the west side of town. I enjoy mostly the New Orleans atmosphere. I'll sit in a booth, looking at the framed pictures of New Orleans landmarks that I've been to several times. I miss New Orleans. I need an opportunity to go back.

The Kemah Aquarium

While in Kemah we wanted to see the aquarium inside the Aquarium. Houston has one however I boycott it on general principal. Any restaurant you have to pay to get in just to pay a pricey food tab to eat is asking too much in my opinion. Here we discovered for a nominal fee we didn't have to eat. Instead we could just wander around their aquarium. It wasn't a large exhibit but it was calming to watch the fish swim about minding their own business. It helped me erase the image of the first photograph of the guy who apparently can't afford a belt. We then went to the stingray tank and watched the rays swimming around. I wondered just how Steve Irwin got himself killed by one of these things. All in all it's a good place to walk the kids through for the joy of hearing their "oohs" and "aahs."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Day in Kemah

When friends from out of town come in and you need something within easy access and relatively inexpensive and by the water Kemah is good destination. Despite it being hell hot outside I love a trip down to the water. I enjoy the road coming into Kemah passing the marina with all the sail boats that I'm too poor to afford. I wonder why can't I live by the water. Probably because the real estate is too expensive so I will probably have to wait until I retire before that dream comes into fruition. The first thing we do when we get there is go eat. I pick a table by the water (again despite the jungle heat) and order a Hurricane. As I'm waiting on the food I drink the watered down hurricane and stare out over the water (first two pictures) and I'm relaxed. Everything can wait for a few hours. I have sun, I have water, and I have a little time to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Al's Sports Bar

I have passed by this place many times but never actually went in until that night. After dinner a friend and I stopped in. There were only a handful of people there. The majority of that hanging out at the card tables. It looked like a group of regulars that meet up every week for a game of Texas Hold Em. We were originally going to sit on the couches but they looked a little er, worn. On busier nights they have a stage set aside for bands or the karaoke crowd. With it not far from my house it might become a stopping point.

The Arrogant Texan

While on a road trip my friend sent me this picture. She said she thought of me. Now I'm not sure if she means the Arrogant Texan or the coffee logo. Regardless this is in Lubbock, TX.

Remember Larry Hagman as JR?