A Night on the Hill for the Arts

From the director of Tobin Hill Arts Alliance

--La Casa Rosa Art Studio is hosting "A Night on the Hill for the Arts" to
benefit the Tobin Hill Arts Alliance on November 21 from 6:30pm to 10pm at
527 E Dewey Place. A silent auction will be conducted from 6:30pm to 8pm
and is made possible by the the generosity of 55 artists and the support
of the "Friends of the Arts". We need to raise funds to continue our
efforts to bring art to the community.

The Tobin Hill Arts Alliance, through its own efforts, has brought
excitement and art to the historic Tobin Hill neighborhood. In only 6
months we have been incredibly successful and we need to continue with
your generosity and support by participating in this event. Be ready for
a night of excitement and celebration for the arts. Music on the patio by
GQ Velasquez. Throughout the night, we will have several raffles.

We hope to see you at "A Night on the Hill for the Arts" and meet the
Remember "A gift of art lasts forever!"--

Luis Lopez
Founder and Chair, Tobin Hill Arts Alliance


Facey Spacey

This has been a blog that has been simmering in the back of my cerebellum for some time.

As many people who know me know, I refuse to open a Facebook acct. I have my reasons.

I recall back in 2005 my friend's younger sister was talking about Facebook w/ her friends. I asked 'is that like Myspace?'

She replied rather snidely, 'yea but you have to be in college. It's like Myspace but for students'

And then FB opened up to the masses.

I know many say Myspace is a sinking ship, but really for music and artists, it's far more creative. I have been able to peruse FB b/c most bands accounts are open, and I have seen my friends accounts on FB when they come over and want to check their accounts....

I have too many accounts as is: I am on various message boards/ forums, I have 3 blogs (MS, Xanga and Blogger), a lastfm, a youtube and not to mention my own website...why on earth do I want another way to waste time? I can only juggle so much LOL

I am one to keep in contact w/ people. It's been one of my gifts...heck I still send cards/notes/snail mail GASP...what is this you speak of, you ask?

I really think (and here comes the inner conspirasist in me) that all these social networks are not only a way for us to be distracted and not pay attention to what is really going on, but a way for us to be kept track of.....I hear the black helicopters now....

OK OK OK I know it's a little sinister of me, but to bring it back to the lighter side, to me Facebook is the suburbs/PTA of the social networking world, and Myspace is downtown. I'll stay downtown thankyou... and don't get me started on Twitter

A buddy of mine and I joked just yesterday that we were gonna take the best of all the social netorks and start our own.... ya never know the way I master juggle.

::cue circus music::

and with that I will let you get back to your regular slacking schedule. HA


Holiday Twist


Holiday Twist: Not Your Grandma's Christmas WreathFriday, November 6th
7 pm - 9 pm
1114 S. Saint Mary's, #200