Images, words and musings about life, music and art in the Alamo City and beyond

Sunday, April 6, 2014


The enchilada-red San Antonio Central Library.

We probably all have defining moments we remember from our childhood. The first time riding a bike without training wheels. Catching that rocketing baseball and saving the game. Rollerskating without falling.

For me, it was getting my library card.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Geoff Tate and Queensrÿche at the Aztec Theatre, March 28, 2014

Make no mistake about it – San Antonio is a rock and roll city. If I had any doubts, they were dispelled last night at the Queensrÿche concert at the Aztec Theatre.

The roar of the near-capacity audience was louder than the music when frontman Geoff Tate walked on stage, and that’s saying a lot. The energy level of the crowd was off the charts; it was a mixture of sheer joy, excitement, mania, exhilaration and ecstasy. Tate owned the room.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


The Eiffel Tower on July 11, 2007.

I’ve got a thing about France.

My name’s of French origin, I collect Eiffel towers and fleur de lis, and I celebrated my 50th birthday in Paris. I grew up in St. Louis, a city known for its French heritage; it even has a fleur de lis on its flag. One of my favorite cities in the world is New Orleans. I love escargot, crepes and crème brûlée. I adore “The Phantom of the Opera.”

But I’m pretty much 100 percent German. Go figure.

When I was offered the opportunity to write about the French Cultures Festival in San Antonio for The Rivard Report, I jumped at the chance. You can read the article here, and learn about the cool events happening this month all around the city.

And you can get a glimpse of my obsession in these photos taken at my home.

Oui, I have a thing about France.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014


Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Fischer Haus Cantina on July 6. There is nothing
like an evening with RWH.  He is truly an original, and sings stories that leave you thinking,
crying and laughing. 

The best part of doing a photographic year in review is reliving all of these amazing musical memories.

This is the third in a four-part series. I’ve selected one photo from most of the shows I attended in 2013, and made it black and white for a different feel and look. Part III kicks off with Ray Wylie Hubbard July 6, and ends with Ruben V Sept. 27.