Frivolous Pursuits

Sir Winston Churchill, the great Prime Minister of England, who lead his country through WWII, when asked to cut arts funding in favor of the war effort, he simply replied, “then what are we fighting for?” Last week an artist from New Orleans wrote me the nicest comment on my recent blog called, The Gift … More Frivolous Pursuits

The “Beginning of the World”….was once in the hands of my parents

One of my favorite artist has always been Constantin Brancusi. One of the highlights from our family trip to Europe when I was 18 was seeing Brancusi’s recreated studio at Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.   It was  recreated to appear as it did at Brancusi’s death, although the Musée National d’Art Moderne’s recreation … More The “Beginning of the World”….was once in the hands of my parents

On the road

This past weekend, I was on the road.  The band I’m in, Ricky Gene Wright and Duck Creek Station performed in Tao’s New Mexico at the Black Mesa Tasting Room and Gallery.  We have been gigging around the Dallas area for some time now but this was our first road trip together.  I guess we’ll … More On the road

Voices in the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Otis and Velma Dozier

What a week it’s been……..earlier this week I posted my father’s interview with Vivian Louise Aunspaugh and today its an interview with Otis and Velma Dozier who both passed away in 1987 and 88 respectively.  My mother when she found the wire recording of my father’s interview with Miss Aunspaugh also came across an interview my father … More Voices in the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Otis and Velma Dozier

Voices from the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Vivian Louise Aunspaugh

My father passed away back in 1997 and there are times I long to hear his voice again.  He was a  wonderful story teller, which is not something I appreciated when he was alive.  Early on when it became clear to him that I was going to follow in his shoes in the arts, he … More Voices from the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Vivian Louise Aunspaugh