Thursday, June 28, 2007

Eduardo Garza, Poet

Click here for a new video. This is San Antonio actor, musician, poet, etc., Eduardo Garza, reading a poem during the "Shoot for the Moon" poetry reading at the jazz club, Luna. June 24, 2007.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The World's Tallest Bluenbonnet?

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Back in 2005, as I recall, I thought I'd stumbled on the world's tallest bluebonnet in the Big Bend region of far west Texas. As the years passed, my confidence waned. But at five foot one, it's still pretty substantial. That's Enrique and Ruby Madrid, from Redford, Texas. Also, a visiting firefighter from California, whose name momentarily eludes me.

Friday, January 05, 2007

From Erik's Test Kitchen, To Yours

Click here to see video of me tasting the notorious candy marshmallow burger. I do this so you don't have to.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Shark Encounter

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Finally, an update to this video blog.

For those who think that working on a Carlos Pina music video set is nothing but grueling hours of matching story-boards up with camera angles and lighting schemes, as well as exhausting sessions with actors, trying to hone down that perfect toss of the head or wistful gaze, well, here is how things usually go.

Again, we have actor Christopher L. Dean making an appearance on my video blog. Chris, and this is no secret, simply loves the camera.

The blood is some special concoction Carlos whipped up the pervious night. We shot at Rosalinda and Dago's house. And the video will be set to the song EVOL, by the band November 2nd.

Look for it in the weeks to come at the finer music boutiques.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Jimmy Fletcher: Self-Taught Artist

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A nine-minute mini doc of San Antonio outsider artist, Jimmy Fletcher. The first half is comprised of video images of his paintings. This is followed by a short interview of Fletcher; and then, he reads a decidedly anti-Bush poem that accompanies one of his pieces.

I did this so that Jimmy would have a DVD he could send out to various galleries that might be interested in his work.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


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Some quick work of the King William Parade of 2006. Last year I somehow managed to march in the parade. Nikki Young and her incredible hook-ups. Anyway, this year was more sedate. The parade starts fresh as it begins snaking through the neighborhood in front of my house, and I decided to be out there with my camera.

This is a peoples' parade. The marching bands and all that Nazi bullshit was at a bare (almost nonexistent) minimum. The queer quotient ran high (leastwise for San Antonio). And the local businesses and all the artists and freaks and their pets from the neighborhood were out and having a blast. That's my idea of a parade. However, someone should have beat the shit out of that asshole in the Ronald McDonald outfit. That's stepping over the line. On my fucking street. As Ms. Klein already explained, No Logo!

Music by Frequencia.
Rock en Espanol, dammit!

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Friday, June 30, 2006


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Back on May 30th I was in Dallas, and my friend Emily asked to photograph me. In my old age I have mellowed so that I no longer feel the camera (aimed at me) is keen on stealing my soul.

I agreed. Then turned the tables on her with an interview. Love the short hair!

It comes as a shock when I realize I've known Emily for about 20 years, ever since she was around seven. If you listen carefully, you can her her mom, Jean, laughing in the background.

Check out Emily's photographs at:
Or the coming soon website:

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Thursday, June 29, 2006


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Some random shots of San Miguel de Allende from the last few weeks. The singer is a street musician named Arturo Araiza. His friends call him Squirrel.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Abhorring a Vacuum (clip)

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This is a clip from a rough edit of my current short narrative project, titled "Abhorring a Vacuum."

It's basically an improv piece starring Kat O'Neal, Kerry Valderrama, and Carlos Pina. I directed and "scripted" the piece. Russ Ansley shot it.

I was trying to do a sort of porno, without the sex. Whether this succeeds or not will depend on the music. I'm turning the job over to Russ (as I have to rush off to sunny Mexico--IRS issues, understand).

I've not added anything in ages to this video blog (though I have at least four postings sitting on tape and awaiting editing). And so this rushed clip will have to do for now.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Alamo City Roller Girls

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Some random footage from Sunday, April 9th, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo City Roller Girls! The Dragon Divas vs. the Prim Reapers. I probably shouldn't be using a choice of music more in keeping with the Missyfits, but it was handy.

Music: The Misfits.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Half-Time at the Roller Derby

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Sunday I was video-taping at the Rollercade for Alamo City Roller Girls night. During the half-time break, these kids gathered in the center of the rink to do some break dance moves.

They were pretty good.

I didn't hold onto the video tapes of the Roller Girls, but maybe I'll get some footage of my own next month. They skate and tussle monthly, third Sunday, at the Rollercade, over on the fringe of the Olmos Park complex.

Music by Red Snapper, "Some Kind of Kink."

Sunday, March 19, 2006

A Bit of Mockumentary

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This is a clip from "The Incident at the River," my behind-the-scenes mockumentary of the making of Carlos PiƱa's short film, "The Bridge to Nothing." The entire 10 minute piece will be screened at the next Short Ends Project show (along with Carlos' short) at the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes. It is Saturday, March 25th. 7pm.