Surviving Artistically, Part 2

You can find the first part here: https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/elpasonews.org/1807

I have produced two multimedia art shows since I last posted here. G.A.S #3: Poetry, Art, Music (GAS PAM), features two El Paso poets: Donna Snyder and Lawrence Barrett. Also featured are two El Paso dancers: Darlina Marie and Tac TheMac. Included is a video by El Paso band named Twisted Hams. We see the art and hear the music of two former El Paso residents: James and Mel Clarkston. In addition there is an interview and art presentation by New York actress/artist Leslie Silva, (After the interview I started watching a Netflix series she’s in called “In The Dark”), as well as a poet from Canada, David Trudel, a poet from England, Paul Brookes, Pittsburg poet, Bart Solarczyk, and an artist/poet/writer/editor from Connecticut, Henry Stanton. At the end of the show you’ll hear a vintage recording by me with musician Ken Clinger accompanied by the art of Lawrence Barrett.

G.A.S. #2: Poetry, Art, Music, published less than two weeks before show three features El Paso singer/songwriter/musician, Rosie Varela, artist/poet Sandra Torres, Swedish National Beat Poet Laureate, Bengt O Bjorklund, British musician/songwriter/journalist, Charley Weber, who has the peculiar distinction of having been used as a drug mule by his father to get drugs to the Rolling Stones in France for Mick Jagger and Bianca’s wedding when he was six years old. When he was only four he met Jimi Hendrix back stage and he threw him up in the air and played with him. Later, as Hendrix was performing on stage, little Charley not knowing any better ran onto the stage while Jimi was playing and whispered something in his ear. He is recording an e-book about his colorful life at http://altgenerations.com This site also offers many other features and is worth checking out.

Little Charley Weber on stage with Jimi Hendrix

In addition, Jonathan Penton, editor and publisher of Unlikely Stories and books, former resident of El Paso, tells us a bit about his publications and reads a few poems as well as Pennsylvania poets, Chuck Joy and Kat Wolper.

You’ll also see master guitarist, James Clarkston, play classical music with his guitar behind his back next to the ocean and hear a poem by me with music by Ken Clinger.

If you are interested in being on a G.A.S. show, first watch the shows so you know what I’m doing, then tell me what you would like to do on the show and we’ll talk about how it will be recorded.

When I’m not working on a show or writing I am usually painting. Here are three recent mixed media paintings by me.

Beauty Amid Chaos and Plague
Pink Sunset
Psychedelic Sky