Painter’s Breakfast

Hola Galeras,

Hope you are well. What was your breakfast like? Was it good? Do you eat it a lot? Is it your favorite food?

I had this great big blueberry scone from Spring Mill Bakery in Takoma Park, Maryland. I also had this very great Watermelon drink from Mela Water.

Links of the week

Deep Cuts Comic Ep 1 “What it means”. It has this great 1920 New Orleans jazz vibe. It is one of my favorite story types. We keep meaning to go down there but just haven’t yet.

Janelle Monáe’s new song “Lipstick Lover” . Alec and I are jamming out to her new album singles.

My friend who is a great chef made it into the paper. Kaimana Chee. Kaimana is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. His food is incredible and he dances.


Painter Files Podcast IDODM

This is the fun part of the year before the heat comes.

I Dream of Dead Mice was this idea I came up with a few years back that flopped. The timing was never right and ultimately I put it on the back burner. The quick explanation is, I will tell you about a dream I had and what I think it means. The twist for the next few episodes is that I’m going to watch a movie first that I loved as a younger man. Sometimes I’ll love the movie and other times the movie might not live up to my memory. We shall see.

I hope you enjoy Galeras.

Painter Out,


Q and A

What was the last live performance you saw?

Geez, it has been a long while. I gotta think about this one.

I feel like it was Ben Harper at the 9:30 Club in DC. Alec and I went and it was amazing. We stood in a dark room hugging each other too the live sounds of Ben. It was one of my favorite concerts ever.

I was almost in tears.

Um not one for many things but I was moved. I’m sure we saw some local music later but this is the one that stuck with me.

The rhythm of his music locks in with me.

How about you?

Q and A

What is your favorite holiday? Why is it your favorite?

This in two was is not a shock and is very cliche but I love Halloween. I love movies like The Crow and Nightmare before Christmas. They were kind of my gather around the campfire films for me and my friends as teens. Even now when I think of it I want to watch Rocky Horror Picture Show. It just had all the cool costumes and special movie nights. It was silly, sexy and had candy. What’s not too like?