The Rio Grande Gorge sits below the Sangre De Cristos. The waters flow here nearly 800 ft below. Always an impressive sight to see, as well a challenging scene to photograph due to the wide contrast between the depths of the gorge and the expansive New Mexican skies
Blast back to @localartisancollective 1st BDay Celebration. @jarushdin laying down some sick beats as I attempt to back up with some rhythm and sounds of the alt-country persuasion. A big thank you to all the friends and family who attended! #altcountry#djembe#songsfargone#highdesert
On vast, inky, jewel-speckled desert nights like this, it’s really hard to be anything but downright gobsmacked at this beautiful, topsy-turvy (iPhone tried to autocorrect to tipsy-turbo there, which wouldn’t have been entirely wrong) rollercoaster called life, full of yeah, okay: unfathomable tragedy and power-hungry lunatics and things that go bump in the night — but also the most utterly spectacular people, like ‘Tiny’ George here.
George was born and raised in little ol’ 1940s Pioneertown, right across from where the post office is now on Mane Street. He was one of the very first children to live there, and rode a horse to school. He’d race it up and down the dusty dirt roads, until he was shipped off to the Navy. When he returned after the war, the horse was replaced with an old military vehicle sold off cheap by the government.
He was friends with all the movie stars who passed through the little western town set — Gene Autry; Will Rogers — he used to fill up their private planes with gas at the place we now all know and love as Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. They’d use that long road it sits on as a landing strip, and they’d come and go between there and Palm Springs as and when they were required on set.
“Be safe,” he kept telling me, after learning I was travelling solo — and sure, I always do what I can to be, but if I didn’t take the odd risk of trucker-capped, crap Country-fan Uber drivers with free lube and condoms every now and again, I’d never get to meet the real hidden gems of the world.
bomb shelter visit at @jemezhomestead ... yes down the hatch into a tunnel and across then you arrive in a steel capsule underground circa 1970s Archingram.. except 90s distopian- complete with shower, toilet, and kitchenette.. thanks for @madisonmeg for an architectural adventure and great art visit to site #42 at #hwy62arttours#highdesert#yuccavalley
Thursday, October 26th from 3-11pm #livemusic from @thetranscendentalexperience @irienationz @innerwaves @rootsofmine @skunkdubmusic and #headlining @specialblend FREE ON SITE PARKING AND FREE ENTRY FOR VETS, SENIORS AND DISABLED educational exhibits, HUGE #prop215 building, live graffiti artists, live glassblowing, full bar, food trucks, giveaways, Dr. On site and more! Main Stage hosted by @theplanethollyweed Prop215 building hosted by @mvs_the_mc and @theofficialrobbierosin