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Omigawd…I actually have/had the flu 2013…Out of sheer feverish delirium I started cutting and pasting…

Posted by Cindy on January 16th, 2013

Garage of Good

The Friendly Spot

“Drinking and Driving” – My kid rules!

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A Few of My South Texas Favorite Things…Ode to San Antone…

Posted by Cindy on January 8th, 2013

Partridge in a PIE Tree

Uncommon Fare
Plaza de Armas

The Special Projects Social
The Brooklynite

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The Monterey + The Esquire = Fabulous!

Posted by Cindy on May 19th, 2011

I had the fabulous opportunity to hang with Chris Hill (owner of the Esquire) and his sister, Stacey Hill (co-owner of the Monterey) a couple of weeks back. This originally ran on Plaza De Armas, which you need to subscribe to if you want to know everything San Antonio.

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The Special Projects Social II

Posted by Cindy on May 1st, 2011

I’ve struggled to find the words to describe how much this amazing series of events have meant to me, and so many others.

Tim Mcdiarmid and Peter Zubiate have brought to life something quite magical with The Special Projects Socials. Peter designed and built the brilliant tables and benches that offer enough space for the delectable dishes that Tim serves up, yet, he built and designed them with the idea of closeness, conversation and intimacy in mind.

I watched, witnessed and experienced a few dozen folks enjoying food, old friends, new found friends and beautiful conversation last night, all at the gorgeously constructed Zubiate tables and benches, and all over the divine TimTheGirl.com cuisine.

Some of the best of San Antonio were in attendance last night…but why read my ramblin’s…just watch below…

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Justin Parr Exhibit

Posted by Cindy on April 22nd, 2011

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2011 Texas VW Classic

Posted by Cindy on April 16th, 2011

This was shot yesterday (Friday), which is/was load-in day. The big big big thang goes down today. You outta go take a lookie-lu. Lady Bird Johnson Golf Park is heaven, the folks with the Vee-Bug craze are good’un’s, and it’s a perfectly divine day.

I woulda stayed longer, but there were too damn many bugs. Huh? HUH? Too many “bugs!” Get it?!? Man, I crack me up…

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My First Few Weeks Living in South Texas

Posted by Cindy on April 6th, 2011


Southtown Pre-Fiesta Party at Frank’s Hog Stand


Special Projects Social – Zubiate Studios, San Antonio


The Esquire Re-Opens!


Mid-Week Pearl’s Brewery Farmer’s Market


Seryn Performs at Local Coffee


Ramble Creek/ShowLush Showcase – 2011 SXSW

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Camille Goes to Nashville

Posted by Cindy on March 30th, 2011

Sweet, and ultra-talented Camille Cortinas-Neal gets her waaaaay overdue…congrats my darling darling friend…read on!

Nashville, TEXAS – March 28, 2011 – Camille Cortinas will be featured as an emerging artist during the April 20, 2011 episode of Music City Roots.

“Camille was discovered after being the voice behind the popular Texas Lottery «Lucky Day» campaign,” said Music City Roots, Executive Producer, Todd Mayo. “Her voice connected with the radio listeners of Texas and we are excited to bring her music to a worldwide audience on Music City Roots.”

“Roots is the perfect outlet for my music,” said Camille Cortinas. “Sharing the stage with Jim Lauderdale and knowing that legends like the Doobie Brothers, Ricky Scaggs, Brandy Carlisle have all appeared on this stage, makes this a dream come true.”

Show Details:
Date: April 20, 2011
Venue: Loveless Café Barn
Address: 8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
Performance time: 7:00 pm

About Camille Cortinas debut solo album «Taken Apart»
Produced By: Eric Neal
Recorded at Sunquist Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House Studio

Camille’s musical style uses storytelling and personal experiences to create a human connection that appeals to audiences of young and old, and her captivating voice smiles through the speakers. While her music remains upbeat, her songwriting finds its way through melancholy and melds into a hopeful and optimistic future. It’s learning to let go of the heartbreaks and find the happiness that life can bring.

For the most update tour/press information please go to www.camillecortinas.com and look for her first solo album on cdbaby and itunes.

About Music City Roots
Music City Roots has been hailed as “truly extraordinary” and “the greatest live radio in America” by journalists who have visited and artists who’ve played the Roots stage. The Nashville Scene recently named the Loveless Barn and the show as Nashville’s Best New Roots Music Venue, “akin to what the Opry must have been like 60 years ago.” The program has also established itself as a trusted curator for excellence in Americana music, with appearances by Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Mike Farris, Ricky Skaggs, Mountain Heart, Cherryholmes, Dex Romweber, Roger McGuinn and many more. Roots has become a trusted brand partner that has done everything in its power to extol its valued sponsors, including Nissan, Whole Foods Markets, Vietti Chili, Ascend Federal Credit Union and The Nature Conservancy.

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Local Coffee Music Series: Seryn

Posted by Cindy on March 27th, 2011

Seryn is my soundtrack. The moment they start to perform, my mind embraces a soft spring rain. Just as it ends, droplets of warm water fall from the petals of a freshly bloomed daisy into a gurgling stream that flows into an ocean of range, motion and never-ending waves and tides.

Goofy romanticism? Yes. But that’s what makes up Seryn. The band is a lovely mix of passionate talented artists who harmonize beautifully and bring (it on) music that evokes beautiful emotion and love to a music-lover’s very soul. Plus, I have this creepy old lady crush on Trenton Wheeler and the rest of the band.

I’ve experienced Seryn on numerous occasions, always brilliant performances, but this was my first to see them all acoustic-y. They did not disappoint. Do they ever? No. No, they don’t. But who am I to say? You be the judge…

By the way, Local Coffee, in the ‘burbs of San Antonio, is heaven, in the ‘burbs of San Antonio. The feel, the look, the attention to decor detail, the fabulous crew (‘specially one Jason Tantaros)…it all adds up to splendid coffee heaven. Go there. You are so welcome.

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SXSW of Years Past – Added Bonus, the Adventures of Flat-Cindy

Posted by Cindy on March 16th, 2011

Friday marks my 6th year at SXSW. The first few years, I’d shell out the dough for a badge, then I began to realize that I rarely attended official shows, and found myself mostly at day shows with rosters chock full of DdFW/Texas-based bands….many of whom are my friends.

I covered SXSW with my original blog, TexasGigs.com, with live audio streaming at various shows. Then I moved to live video streaming, which is what I was doing below back in 2008. Not a lot of fancy camera work, but the live streaming was a hit for those who couldn’t make it, and lots who were not even in the state.

Just ‘memberin’ back…I’m pretty much a fixture at the Twangfest and Sin City shows every year that I’ve gone to SXSW, along with the Summer Break Records parties and my beloved Fat Caddy Records shindigs.

I think my favorite year was when I let my alter-ego, Flat-Cindy take charge. She was kissed by Rhett Miller, hung with Collin Herring, Macon Greyson and the Thrift Store Cowboys, made out with Robert Anderson (Deathray Davies), check out the photos.

I’ll have SXSW 2011 goodies for ya this coming weekend.

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Jason Janik, a rockstar…invites me (well, invited me like 2-years ago) to spend time with his rockstars…

Posted by Cindy on November 11th, 2010

One of the best times of my life, start to finish. I shot. He talked. “We” (meaning mostly he) edited. Janik=Genius on so many levels.

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Sarah Jaffe’s “Clementine”

Posted by Cindy on September 16th, 2010


“Clementine” from Suburban Nature

Sarah Jaffe. A looooooooong time FineLineFave. Check the new video, es muy bueno. Keep your eyes peeled for band members who play in bands such at Centro-matic, Doug Burr, Seryn and Bosque Brown. Nice little band’o'playa’s.

Sarah Jaffe performs at the Ghost Room in Austin on September 25. See you there.

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It’s kiss a puppet day…go on now, don’t just sit there…

Posted by Cindy on September 10th, 2010


I had the fantabulous opportunity to be a part of these videos (either via puppeteerin’ or just looky-looin’…have a great weekend.

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I would like to welcome me back to blogging…details to follow, but for now just enjoy…

Posted by Cindy on September 8th, 2010

PS: I’m now blogging from the south Texas Hill Country…expect stuff from Austin to San Antone and beyond…, so this is the last of my DdFW/North Texas blather unless one of youse bands or artists or photographers or videographers or whomever come out and do shite in this neck of the woods. If so, I’d sure like to meet up with a camera and a smile…word…

…couple of last coolio moments I got to shoot video of – some of the best of Big D…

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Folk’n'A – Where art thou now? We luvs you much!

Posted by Cindy on May 22nd, 2010

Call me?

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Art&Seek&Fabby&Birthday

Posted by Cindy on May 21st, 2010

Art&Seek, my favorite place to be…just launched an absolutely fabulous new site just in time for their 2-year anniversary. Alan Melson deserves the medal of A&S….Check it out every single day.

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Dave Little and Camille Cortinas: “Dinner Party”

Posted by Cindy on May 21st, 2010

Dinner Party

Two of my favorite humans doing what they do bestest…

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Sarah Jaffe, Better’n a Double Chocolate Brownie…

Posted by Cindy on May 18th, 2010

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KXT 91.7 Kicks off “Barefoot at the Belmont”

Posted by Cindy on May 7th, 2010

The fabulous Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff is host to the equally fabby KXT 91.7, “Barefoot at the Belmont” concert series. The Belmont continues its traditional poolside concert series featuring some of the best bands and musicians from North Texas, along with a breathtaking back-drop of the downtown Dallas skyline…reserve a room, wine, dine and take a dip in the Belmont pool…all the while experiencing the whole BFatB/KXT magnificence…you’ll thank me in the morning….prolly twice….

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Record Store Day is (almost) Upon Us

Posted by Cindy on April 14th, 2010

Bill’s birthday bash and Record Store Day are one with the universe. Go on over to Bill’s Records on Saturday for one hella paaartaaay.

Performing:
11:30-12 noon: Molarkey (Inside)
12-12:40 – Richmond Punch (Outside)
12:05-12:30 – Mr. Troll (Inside)
1-1:30 – Jason Castro (Outside)
1:45-2:30 – Meet & Greet with Jason Castro
1:20-2 – Iris Leu (Inside)
2-2:45 – HaHa Tonka (Outside)
2:20-2:50 – Grant
3-3:45 – Kevin Welch (Inside)
3:10-4 – The Marfalites
4-4:20 – Mike Guinn (Inside)
4:40-5:10 – Annie Benjamin (Inside)
5-5:45 – Dem Southernfolkz (Outside)
5:30-6 – Christian Ross (Inside)
6-7 – The Frontier Brothers (Outside)
6:10-6:30 – King G.I. (Inside)
6:45-7:15 – Wailbone (Inside)

This little shindig has something for everyone and it won’t cost you nuthin’.

If Lower Greenville is yo’ thang, then Good Records is da place to be seen:

Performing:
11:00 am – Adrianna Oswell
11:30 am – Little Birds
12:00 pm – Baruch The Scribe
12:30 pm – Cartographers
1:00 pm – Hello Lover
1:30 pm – Hormones
2:00 pm – Doug Burr
2:30 pm – Seryn
3:00 pm – RTB2
3:30 pm – The Angelus
4:00 pm – Murder By Death
4:30 pm – Ha Ha Tonka
5:00 pm – Backsliders
5:30 pm – The Black Dotz
6:00 pm – Rainbows Are Free
7:00 pm – Telegraph Canyon
8:00 pm – PVC Street Gang
9:00 pm – Binary Sunrise
10:00 pm – Maleveller
11:00 pm – New Fumes
12:00 am – DSFZ (dem southernfolkz)
1:00 am – This Will Destroy

Doors open at 8 a.m., so getcher breakfast taco and get on down there early for the best spot. This, too, is a freebie.

The Pull Tabs (Mike Daniel, Eric Grubbs and Kyle Harris) are playin’ at CD Source, but I dunno anything other than that…but then again, ain’t that enough? Oh, and it’s free.

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