Fun in Houston

March 14, 2007 at 11:51 pm 2 comments

Houston Aids Walk 2007
Above is a picture from the amazing Houston Aids March that K, myself, and a group of folks from her courtyard marched in on Sunday under glorious blue skies. Our team raised around $450 to fund Aids research and related work, and the March itself is at $900,000, with money still coming in. It felt good to be doing something worthwhile with so many people. Nice to be in the street again. It’s been awhile. The Houston Chronicle thinks 12,000 people marched, but I think that estimate is quite conservative. I couldn’t see the beginning of the people in front of me, nor the end of the people behind.
Picasso skull

On Thursday we managed to stop in at The Menil Collection, after a delicious breakfast at Cafe Artiste. The Menil has a suprisingly strong surrealist collection, enabling me to meet Magritte again. All the usual suspects are represented, and it’s interesting to read the dialogue between, say, Max Ernst and Andre Breton in the form of dedicatory inscriptions in surprising places. There is also a Rauschenberg exhibit of mounted cardboard boxes that filled me with the kind of surprised glee I remember accompanying the news as a child that, no, I didn’t have to go to school today.

Rauschenburg

On Saturday evening my friend DD came up from Austin to catch The Silos show with K and I at the Continental Club. It was amazing, roots-rocky goodness.

I managed to do a little bit of work, but mostly Houston was a welcome respite from all things diss. For now, back to work!

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Entry filed under: Aids Walk 2007, Continental Club, Houston, Menil Collection, Rauschenberg, The Silos, Uncategorized.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. anaj  |  March 15, 2007 at 6:49 am

    Welcome back! Have been missing you on the blogosphere…

    Reply
  • 2. skunkcabbage  |  March 15, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks, that’s nice! It’s good to be back. It’s amazing how behind on correspondence a person can get simply by unplugging for a week. I’m attempting to get caught up today, and hope to soon have regular posts again.

    Reply

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