Thursday, December 30, 2010
NEW YEAR'S GREETING'S from RANCH SANTA ... and a Salute to Texas' ... BUTTHOLE SURFERS !!
This posting will be a Happy New Year Greeting's posting from Ranch Santa (aka Ranch Chimp, aka Commie Tommie) from the heart, deep in the Heart of Texas (Dallas).
The pic's below were taken Christmas Day 2010 ... and YES ... that is me dressed up as also Ranch Santa in the top picture at an annual event that is held at my daughter's home outside of Dallas. This is an annual ritual ... where food is made as well as catered ... with a selection of various dishes, meat's, seafood's, traditional Texas Barbeque, as well as a whole roasted pig, lot's of booze and beverage's.
It doesnt start until Christmas Day after sundown and last's until morning the next day, so gift's are not opened or handed out until then (unlike traditionally where kid's and folk's open them Christmas morning or eve before), and they are handed out by Santa ... to each person individually from who to who, etc. ... which is quite a handout too I may add, many folk's pack the property of familia/ friend's, and even some fly in annually from town's like LA and the Bay Area (San Francisco). And a picture of the room with the tree below which is officially the room where Santa sit's and hand's out the gift's and take pic's and/ or talk's with the kid's ... not about what they want for Christmas or the like's, or if they been naughty, nice, good, or evil, as tradition ... but an alternative Santa who will talk about anything if one want's to, or nothing at all. The gal in black blocking/ obstructing the view of my leg's is my daughter who host's the event with her other half, but not the one in my profile pic with me, the one in my profile pic with me, is the one taking the pic from above from a gameroom balconey, which is why it look's like it was taken from a ceiling cam or something, but those in the pic's are only a fraction of all who are there, and a few are my grandkid's too. No ... I dont wear glasses, they came with the suit package and dont even have lens/ glass in them, and even come's with boot's and an artificial belly vest.
And in the Texas spirit, this posting will also salute Texas' "Butthole Surfers" for all their outstanding work/ music/ art over the last 3 decade's, which I have seen several time's "live" in Dallas. BTW ... singer/ composer Gibby Haynes is also the son of kiddie show host "Mr. Peppermint" that was a kiddie entertainment tele show for year's in Dallas as well as nationally. But the Butthole's are one of the most versatile alternative band's in the world ... and an outstanding "live" group as well ... which was another group so hard to choose what to post because of all their great piece's I love ... Thank You Gentlemen ... and Happy New Year! Also I had the pleasure of meeting vocalist Gibby Haynes as well.
1) "SHAME OF LIFE" SPECIAL THANX TO NOTHINKING4MEMAN
2) "PEPPER" SPECIAL THANX TO JACOB GRAY
3) "LADY SNIFF (LIVE)" SPECIAL THANX TO ALTARGEONLINE