…well we all heard what happened in New York just recently…yes Children…there is a Goddess…and to go along with that…Richard and I…known in some circles as The Brothers Groove have given Santa Claus that Pagan edge that commerciality has tried to dismantle. So next Christmas…when Santa asks you what you want and perhaps you live in South Dakota or Oklahoma…or wherever you call home in this vast world…tell Santa you want equality for all..tell Santa that you want the world and you want it…….Now!
Archives for June 2011
…leads to the Santa Barbara Solstice Parade…and here is a photo of yours true-ly and a young vistor to my float christened "The Heart of the Jungle" yesterday…tomorrow is the parade…there are finishing touches today. This has been one of the most magical, provocative, and labor intensive projects since my days in Cult City USA up at the Big Muddy in Oregon. I have had such an amazing experience of community…there are so many stories…I will try to post some sort of "greatest hits" of my experience here when I return to Groovelandia in the Heart of Mexico next week….
…to visit me. My sister Joanie from Oklahoma City came for a short visit to the workshop on Monday. What a joy! She drove up from LA where she was visiting with her husband who is on business there. Needless to say, we go back a long way. My life led me away from Oklahoma early on and I have not been the best "keeper- in- toucher" for many different reasons…however, two years ago, Joanie and I mutually decided to repair our differences. I found myself yesterday falling into my lil' brother role with her. As many of my women friends can attest…that lil' brother role does pop up now and then (Lovee Groove?)…family is such a rich dynamic… I am happy that Joanie and I can get together and love one another…I called my other sister when I got home yesterday…such bittersweetness……I feel blessed and at the same time regret the loss of some innocence along the way…I love my sisters. I want them to know that…..
…..still working away in Santa Barbara…my back is giving me fits…but the show must go on….today I will paint the Serpent's head and hopefully the pedestal will be built on the platform to house the heart……tomorrow or late today I will begin adorning the Serpent head..there is lot's and lot's to do…it will get done …just need lots of help…..Some real life artists (Perry and Doug) are coming today to help out…
I appear distracted…actually contemplating the Portopotty …(sigh)….
…preparing for the Solstice Parade…the heart is painted (70%)…the serpent head is being formed…I should finish papier mache on the serpent head today…the flames behind the head have been painted red (more definition is needed)…the whole process has been very miraculous and staying with my spontaneous and improvised ways…I am praying to get this thing finished…I will be riding the serpent in the parade…here are some photos….the Parade is June 25th….
Riding the Serpent
Tracy made my Santa Jungle Suit
The Serpent Head
…Carlos has been busy working on the interior of the Chapel of Jimmy Ray. Richard got back to Mexico and took these photos on June 11. Carlos has tiled the interior frames of the windows, painted the beams and has done some tile work on the floor. I must admit that I am VERY homesick, but I am plugging away on the Solstice Parade. I am getting more help and that is great but there is lots more to do…I will post more Soltice photos tomorrow… in the meantime…these photos were beamed to me by Richard….