the summer series, taos live, has been rolling for a few months now. most of the time i slide open the door to the back deck and listen from the roof top. yesterday i had to go because the first band i heard in taos was playing. katy p and the business, rocked the stage as always. this girl has a killer voice, very soulful with a great range... and she is sexy to boot. but that doesn't tell the whole story. the drummer is one of the best is heard in some time and the the two guitarist are both holding their own making this one of the best bands to hear and dance to in taos. like i said the first time i saw them on a tuesday night in the alley cantina... way to rock taos katy p.
very fun stuff at one of the most eclectic events in taos. glam trash is an annual fashion show showcasing recyclable creativity and outrageous fashion. it was in a great location for the people to really soak in the crazy. congrats to nicole for a great show and a fabulous crowd.
today was the gay pride parade in taos. it was only my 2nd gay pride parade, i always seem to miss them or they are not available to me. my first pride parade with my brother and chris in philly, a huge one:) im very proud of this little town for being progressive, for being inclusive and for being human.
i am also so proud of my brother and chris. my brother is gay and ive never been ashamed to say that. he is and has always been a big role model to me and he gave our family the gift of finding tolerance. i have always looked up to him for his courage, and love him very much for teaching me about being yourself. happy gay pride, bro.
so it is august and i have still not found a house to buy. the earthship i came here to buy fell off the market a day before i was ready to make an offer. this may have been a good thing, as taos might have indicated to me that this is not the right place for me to invest in real estate. i love this part of the country and have spent two months looking all over the surrounding areas , from pueblo to ABQ and nothing has motivated or grabbed me.
today my direction is to hold onto the money, pay the taxes and enjoy taos through the winter. there seems to be rumored a bigger buying market for art coming through town in september and i'm ready for that. i have however quit holding the studio open and am only available by appointment, or when my door is open. the art market (buying) is not what i had hoped it would be, and from talk around the town it hasn't been for some time. so with selling art as no longer the focus, i will be dialing it down and making a push to finish writing at least one of the books i have started.
a part time job is in the horizon, along with some deep reflection on what may be next. taos is a magical place, come visit me while you can:) and stay tuned for the re-write of "my life with woman"