David Rhoden

New Orleans


I sang to a cat named Tamayo.

I played an open mic at Checkpoint Charlie.

I saw a musical group called Squab Teen.

I painted a figure study.

I saw ZZ Top.

Betty got on my shoulder.

Stacks played Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge With Final Solutions.

I had a bachelor party.

Ernie K-Doe sang at my wedding.

We got the strangest wedding present.

I saw Betty Wright at Jazz Fest and got blown away.

Dirty Knives played our first show at Mermaid Lounge.

Dirty Knives played a house party near UNO.

Dirty Knives played Checkpoint Charlie's with Dinteen.

Dirty Knives played Tipitina's with The Forty Fives.

Sleepy Heads played Mermaid Lounge with Zoom.

Dirty Knives played with Rock*A*Teens at Tipitina's, I think.

Dirty Knives played Rock n Bock with Lowerline.

Dirty Knives played Mermaid Lounge with Westbury Squares and Astroblast.

Hi-Balls played the Strathmore Ballroom.

I interviewed for the job of running the Offbeat magazine web site.

Dirty Knives played the Mermaid with Fireballs of Freedom.

Dirty Knives played the Mermaid with the Quaalords.

Attended Ernie K-Doe's funeral.

Dirty Knives played El Matador with Sugar Tank.

Dirty Knives played Checkpoint Charlie's.

Dirty Knives played Dixie Taverne.

Sleepy Heads first show at Circle Bar.

Dirty Knives played Mermaid Lounge with Hip Replacements and 66 Goat.

Sleepy Heads played a birthday party at Mermaid Lounge.

Dirty Knives played Checkpoint's with The Wednesdays.

Sleepy Heads played El Matador with Hip Replacements.

Dirty Knives played at El Matador with Fontanelles UK.

Dirty Knives played at Mermaid Lounge with Finishing School.

Sleepy Heads played Circle Bar.

Dirty Knives played Mermaid Lounge with Immortal Lee County Killers.

Sleepy Heads played the Circle Bar.

Sleepy Heads played the Mermaid Lounge.

Sleepy Heads played El Matador with Supagroup.

Sleepy Heads played New Year's Eve at Circle Bar.

The Sleepyheads played at Mermaid Lounge.

The Sleepyheads played another show at Circle Bar.

Dirty Knives played Strathmore Ballroom.

Dirty Knives played Dixie Taverne again.

All-Night Movers played at Jeff Pounds' house.

All-Night Movers played a show at Sara Essex's studio.

All-Night Movers played El Matador with Zoom.

All-Night Movers played to a crowded house at the Circle Bar.

All-Night Movers played at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery on Carondelet Street.

I got interviewed by Bunny Matthews for Offbeat.

Red Hot.

All-Night Movers played at El Matador with Mondo Topless.

All-Night Movers played Circle Bar. I jumped on a patron who somehow fell asleep.

Dirty Knives played our last show at Mermaid Lounge with The Forty Fives.

All-Night Movers played the Circle Bar in Santa hats, in January.

All-Night Movers played at Jeff Pounds' house again.

Saw Charm City Brokers at d.b.a.

Saw VLADRM and Fontanelles at El Matador.

All-Night Movers played at El Matador with Demolition Doll Rods.

All-Night Movers played the Hi-Ho Lounge with the Bangs and Original 3.

All-Night Movers played the Hi-Ho Lounge with the Ka-Nives.

All-Night Movers played at Mermaid Lounge with Thee Shams and Cary Hudson.

All-Night Movers played at El Matador with Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys.

All-Night Movers played El Matador with The Detonations.

Stacks played One-Eyed Jacks with Doctor-a-Go-Go and Pocket Foxx.

Stacks played a reunion show at the Circle Bar.

Stacks played at the compound on Rendon Street.

All-Night Movers played at Dixie Taverne with Preacher's Kids and Original 3.

All-Night Movers played the Hi-Ho Lounge with Dex Romweber Duo.

Stacks played the Mermaid Lounge.

I went to Gretna Fest and saw two favorite acts on the same day.

I had an art show with Mimi at Circle Bar.

Stacks played New Year's Eve at Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge.

Stacks played New Year's Eve at Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge with Lottie Collins, Ka-Nives, and Jimmy and The Wolfpack.

MAXIMVS! played a Mardi Gras type party at Trey's house.

MAXIMVS! played our first show at the Big Top.

I saw Andre Williams on Valentine's Day.

We built columns for MAXIMVS!

MAXIMVS! played at the Big Top again after the Muses parade.

The Stacks played the Big Top on Lundi Gras.

MAXIMVS! walked around and played all over on Mardi Gras day.

The Stacks played the Big Top, I think for the first time.

I started taking Lexapro.

I saw The Fuse and The Ponys at Circle Bar.

I saw Cousin Vickie at the Art Brat party.

Stacks played Lounge Lizards with The Sophisticats, I made a special flyer.

i did the cover illustration for Where Y'At magazine.

The Stacks rehearsed at Eli's place and took photos on the roof.

Stacks played the Circle Bar again.

MAXIMVS! played the Circle Bar.

Stacks played Dragon's Den with Bipolaroid and Ratty Scurvics.

Stacks played Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge with Whiskeyfoot.

MAXIMVS! played the Circle Bar without our actual guitar player.

The Stacks played a party. It turned into a struggle.

The Stacks played Lounge Lizards with Ka-Nives and Spinns.

Free like the wind sketch.

The Stacks played the Circle Bar on a really hot night.

The Stacks played at Dr. Cliff Davis's garage.

The Stacks played a happy hour show at the Mermaid Lounge with Black Bonnets.

The Stacks played Lounge Lizards with The Sutures.

The Stacks played the Bridge Lounge.

The Stacks played another happy hour show at the Mermaid Lounge.

Stacks played the Circle Bar.

Stacks played the Circle Bar, another Friday.

The Stacks played the Big Top with This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Dinteen, and Narcissy.

The Stacks played the Big Top again.

The Stacks played Cafe Istanbul after The Goodnight Show.

The Stacks played Lounge Lizards with Paradise Vendors.

The Stacks played Balcony Bar with Zydepunks and Narcissy for St. Patrick's Day.

Stacks played Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge with the Interlopers.

The Stacks played at The Big Top with Jeremy Lyons and The Deltabilly Boys.

The Stacks played at Dr. Cliff Davis's garage again.

Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Circle Bar.

Stacks played the Circle Bar and took pictures.

I met Gina Phillips at a party at the Truck Farm.

Saw Gina Phillips and her band at the Big Top.

Stacks played at B.J.'s Lounge.

I worked at a law firm with miserable people.

Mardi Gras 2006 non-costume.

I visited my mom and took this picture of Betty.

I painted these four luchador heads while I was in New Orleans.

Headless Hookers played at The Saint.

We went to Jacques-Imo's for Melanie's birthday.

Stacks played the Saturn Bar, without any rehearsal.

Walked on the levee with Rosa.

Watch your language or else I will.

Sally did a facepalm.

I saw Sebadoh at One Eyed Jack's.

I saw Chef Menteur at the House of Misconduct.

I had a nice office on Orchid Street.

Sally played on a boat.

Stacks played at Allways Lounge with The Parishioners.

Sally relaxed.

Sally on the porch at Orchid Street.

Stacks played at Allways Lounge with Redondo Beat.

I hung around the compound during Hurricane Isaac.

Riding bikes before Hurricane Gustav.

The Stacks played at the Big Top another time.

Stacks played the Saturn Bar October 5.

The Stacks played the Saturn Bar.

Stacks at Siberia with Happy Talk and a play.

Saw Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at One Eyed Jack's.

The Stacks played Allways Lounge on Lundi Gras with M.C. Sweet Tea.

Stacks played at Allways Lounge with Lynn Drury Band.

The Stacks played the 8th Annual Chazfest.

Fixed up an old beater bike.

Went to a crawfish boil at the Bomb Factory.

Sally lived with me on Orchid Street.

Driver needs kidney.

Sally made friends with a three-legged cat neighbor.

The Stacks played the Saturn Bar, with Mystery Girl, I think?

Painted a luchador.

I admired a unique automobile.

Painted "Slow Your Roll".

I sang two songs on The Goodnight Show.

Stacks played at Circle Bar.

Stacks played Siberia with Settly.

Stacks played the Saturn Bar on Valentines Day.

I photographed an old sign in New Orleans.

Gravestones in the cemetery on Spruce Street.

We had a benefit for Lauren's dog Rose.

I sold this orange squiggle.

The Stacks played the Hi-Ho Lounge with Lauren Oglesby and Laugh In the Dark.

I got to be in the 'tit Rex parade.

Stacks played at Siberia with Scott H. Biram.

I went to Banks Street Bar with Barbara, Trey, and Becca.

I painted this blue luchador.

New picks are here.

I bought my truck, Goldie.

Welcome to Hempstead.

The Stacks played the Saturn Bar on this date, I think.

Sally yawned.

Bev and Pete took me to the Superdome.

I painted this yellow squiggle.

Clark Street flooded. My neighbor came in the house to wake me up and tell me.

I took a picture of Gina holding her dog Daisy.

Sally got in the weeds.

I had a good shed on Clark Street.

I took pictures of my shed at 321 Clark Street in the rain.

Sally enjoyed an AC/DC record.

Saw Huey Lewis and The News at Gretna Fest.

Sketched Daisy, sitting on the couch with me.

A gloomy shot from my backyard.

The Stacks played Sister Street Stage for the first time, before we named it that.

Sally kept watch at 321 Clark Street.

I costumed for Mardi Gras 2018.

We had a little pickin' party.

Saw a cruise liner in my backyard.

Holy Cross Neighborhood Association.

I lived at 315 Tricou Street in New Orleans.

Went with Gina up on the levee.

Gina made a little bonfire.

Gina's work tent failed in a storm.

Black racer on the fence.

Sally stretched on the bed.

I showed some paintings at Treasure Tattoo.

I painted some rings.

The Stacks played at Gasa Gasa.

I found some marbles in my firepit.

Sally investigated zinnias from our garden.

The Stacks played Siberia.

The Stacks played the Circle Bar.

Stacks played at Siberia with Rubber Maids and Egg Yolk Jubilee.

I started working at Online Optimism.

Took a picture of a mosaic on the ground in the Garden District.

I attended Mardi Gras 2019, probably my last.

Funnin' around with Gina.

Had a happy bonfire at Gina's.

I went to open mic night at Old Arabi Bar.

I saw this anti-Trump truck in New Orleans.

I animated a sasquatch.

I made an animation rig.

Saw a speckled king snake in the road.

I found a snazzy nest.

Sally caught up on reading.

Bus.

Did some sketching.

Went to Kukhnya with Gina, Trey, and Becca.

Sally slept on the desk, as usual.

Found this offering on the levee.

Went to this throwback diner in New Orleans.

I took a picture of a sign.

A walk by the Mississippi in December.

Buddy making biscuits.

I played bass with Fore Day Creep at the Circle Bar.

I made a pizza with brussels sprouts on it.

The Stacks played the Circle Bar with Chef Menteur and Good Sugar.

Morning fog on the Industrial Canal.

The last picture of Sally.

This is in the warehouse across the street from me.

We had a backyard bonfire.

Saw Tyler Keith and Redondo Beat at Santos, our last show before the pandemic.

Here's a picture of the inside of my house in New Orleans.

We had a bonfire for Gina's birthday.

Buddy offered a headbutt.

I got robbed, probably by some shady women.

I made some half-sour pickles.

Cats on a car on Douglass Street, Lower Ninth Ward.

I grew a beard for the first time in my life.

Hot legs Buddy.

Buddy getting in a bucket.

Bonfire.

Buddy interfered with my work.

Stacks recorded in the studio.

Gina looked like a valentine.

Found a levee offering.

Buddy on the backporch.

Painted a lighter.

Got my keyboard fixed.

Gina made some videos about her art.

A mystery is solved

Buddy and Otter are frenemies.

I painted a lighter.

I liked this brown truck.

I grew a beard.

Buddy on the desk.

Found a free organ.

Otter in the garden.

Sketched my feelings.

Nature TV, featuring Hurricane Zeta

Buddy and I learned a hard lesson about discipline.

Gina was part of a small show at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.

First COVID test.

Gina put on the Holy Cross Music Hang.

Second COVID test.

Buddy on the porch.

Saw a nifty slasher truck at the grocery store.

Made an exhaust fan for Buddy.

Buddy Long Legs.

Painted a monster.

Watched a sunset with a dog.

Buddy posed for a picture.

I saw an old Datsun driving around New Orleans with Japanese plates.

Gina got me exactly what I wanted for Christmas.

Gina and I went to the Chalmette Battlefield.

Painted a painting called Seriously.

Animated a clock face.

Burned Altima on Alhambra Street.

Animated metamorphoses.

Organic form painting, again.

Consider the stumpgrinder.

I finished painting a Rayco stumpgrinder.

Otter's been hanging out on the utility shelf.

Painted a reporter.

Blender practice makes...?

I read a Charles Willeford book out loud to Gina.

I painted a football player.

I animated a face.

I realized I hadn't read a lot of the books on my shelves.

This was the extent of my beard.

Otter came over for a nap on my work table.

Buddy and Otter stopped fighting for a minute.

The debut of Golden Ray.

My neighbor Stoo has some goats.

Another bonfire in my yard.

I made some shelves.

My new band Golden Ray makes its debut.

Buddy found a new place to sleep.

My new band Golden Ray makes its rescheduled debut.

My new band Golden Ray makes its re-re-scheduled debut.

Otter napped on my keyboard.

I cut down an old clothesline support and it was a lot harder than I thought it would be.

Attended Goatstock at a neighbor's house.

Went to a bonfire in the Lower Ninth Ward with a horse.

Saw some of Gina's work from college at the Ogden Museum Of Art.

The Stacks released the recordings we did with Andre Marquette.

We took the bachelor out, and Gina found a kitten.

Stacks played Sidney's Saloon with The Drupes.

Saw Sunrise/Sunset at Portside Lounge.

Buddy and Otter went to the office.

I found a shed snake skin in my fire pit.

We came home after Hurricane Ida to survey the damage.

Buddy napped with me.

Gina and I played Mastermind.

I dreamed about looking for a movie to watch.

Buddy tried to help me with my Unimog painting.

I got started on a painting of a Unimog.

We had a big bonfire to burn up the post-Ida fallen limbs.

I saw Julie Odell and Alex MacMurray at B.J.'s.

An average day for Bubba.

Our trash got picked up and we were excited about it.

I saw Bipolaroid at Sidney's on a Sunday.

We had a Monday evening bonfire at my place.

I made a pizza with ricotta and basil.

I photographed a standing tire in the Holy Cross school parking lot.

I lost my leaf.

I put new strings on my guitars.

I had a solo bonfire.

a Stacks show later this month, a reason to watch TV

I took a picture of Buddy on the bed.

Gina went to City Hall and sent me a picture of a map.

Gina built a fire.

Buddy turned on the lightbox.

The Stacks played the Saturn Bar with Bad Misters.

I made a new improved animation setup.

Just another bonfire.

The Stacks and Unsound Check at Sidney's Saloon, November 19, 2021

Saw a house fire in the neighborhood, on Caffin Avenue.

Saw Quintron and Miss Pussycat in Arabi.

Golden Ray practiced.

Another look at my place on Tricou Street.

Gina and I visited Holt Cemetery again.

We had a Christmas bonfire at Gina's.

We went to the Michael Aaron/Billy Ding Memorial in Bywater.

I got some dwarf bottlebrush shrubs for Gina.

finally finished this painting of a Unimog.

Golden Ray played a house party on Magazine Street.

Gina and I played analog Wordle.

I tested negative for COVID.

We saw Whiskeybutt.

We had a great return to Mardi Gras.

Went with Gina to see Lonnie Holley at the Music Box Village.

Went with Gina to the Bon Temps and played pool with friends from Florida.

Gina and I visited with Ben and Kathleen.

Went for a bike ride with Gina.

Buddy brought home a friend to play.

The Stacks and Rabbit Hatch play at Sidney's Saloon.

I caught Buddy.

Stacks played the Saturn Bar on a stormy Spring night.

The Stacks played the Saturn Bar on a rainy Thursday night.

An anole came in the house.

I found a bird's nest partly made of tape.

I tested positive for COVID.

Buddy slept in the sunlight.

Buddy got in the bass drum.

I walked Daisy and we found an offering of rotting fruit.

I had a late summer fire. Nature decided to come in the house.

I dreamed I saw a sandpiper try to eat a frog, and other things.

A cat slept in my bed. It wasn't my cat.

I painted a typical man.

I hung out with Happy Talk Band and other friends at Pirogue's.

I've been walking two miles a day now for a week.

I kept up my two-mile walks for another day.

The first cold day of the year.

I did a new painting, of a critter saying "Aah".

A few words about Dexter Romweber