Saturday, May 27, 2006

A little brotherly death dialogue

Starring my brothers John (24) and Jack (6)

Jack: When you die, can we bury you in the backyard?
John: I think there are laws against that.
Jack: How come?
John: I think for sanitation purposes. I think I’d like to be cremated.
Jack: What’s cremated?
John: That’s where they burn your body and dump the ashes someplace. It’s a little bit easier and less expensive.
Jack: Can we dump your ashes in the backyard?
John: There might be laws against that, too.
Jack: When I die, I wanna be nailed to something.
John: Nailed to something?
Jack: Yeah, you know, like a cross…
John: You want to be nailed to a cross AFTER you’re dead?
Jack: Yeah.
John: I’m quite sure there are laws against that.
Jack: Well, maybe they could just make a cross out of something and put it on my grave.
John: Yeah, that’s a little more common.
Jack: Having a cross on your grave means you mean more to Jesus.

(long pause)

Jack: So… you should probably find a girlfriend.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Beatle Bob

Check out this great documentary teaser about music icon Beatle Bob. All the footage features Austin venues and musicians, along with national acts in town for SXSW.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


I live in a small city where there is very little original live music, certainly none above the radar; where the lone music magazine reviews cover bands; where touring acts can’t make money unless they can sell out the arena. Knowing this, Kirk Franklin came to Peoria. His new album, Hero, is a bold statement of faith, honesty in life’s trials, and solid, creative musicianship. It is a tight, soul-baring gospel record. Kirk and his band consciously decided to bring their tour into money-losing markets like Peoria BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY. Not just about Christ, but also about the value of music and art in a community that needs inspiration.

The Civic Center arena “end stage” was half full at best and the sound quality was terrible everywhere. Why doesn’t Peoria have a venue appropriate to making a profit fostering lesser-known talent and a discerning audience?

Thursday, May 18, 2006


the mess in my room
is the mess in my head
in clothes

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

When you're on fire...

"When you're on fire, people will get out of your way"

Richard Pryor

Monday, May 15, 2006

Let yourself shine

...even if it leaves some people blinded.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Saturday's Scorpio Full Moon

a few words from North-Node:
Scorpio is penetrating, intuitive, sexy, and very, very deep. Even obsessive. It’s the energy of life and death, energy that can heal or destroy. It’s a great Moon for healing, for tearing things down, clearing things out.

Scorpio likes control. So during this Moon, you may become aware of aspects of your life that are beyond your capacity to control. Perhaps something that has shielded from feeling some weakness or vulnerability, your shadow side. Oddly enough, it’s these shadows that we really need to face and embrace in order move beyond them and to live up to our potential.

When things get revved up, hold onto your awareness of the hurricane, and stay in the eye!

Monday, May 08, 2006

like wine through water

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
Emily Bronte

Friday, May 05, 2006

and on that farm he had some

if i had a clothing line, i'd call it Erin Ivey: Erin Ivey Originals. or EIEIO.

'cause LAMB seems to be working fine for Gwen Stefani...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Greem: use it, love it

my sister megan (4) and i created a new word this weekend.


it's what allows you to fly in dreams and can sometimes come in the form of a medallion.

use it with aplomb. love it like it's real.