Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Life is perfect...sort of...maybe

I have photos I'd like to put up. This post will be followed by my shots of my daughter, Willa's wedding but first other shots.

Amy Sampson my master program student at my former student, Patrick Paeper's Alias Book east store in Atwater village
Amy is wearing a Spank Skirt backwards

Amy at the Santa Monica beach. note the rubber heels and Brigette Bardot rubber one piece from Syren


colored hair outside Bashas grocery store down the hill from where I live

the first year manager of the Saguaros-they won the champioonship of the Pecos League. Go team!

two sides of Katy Gierlach at the Tohunol Chul swap meet

and the other side of Katy

Kayla with cupping in LA at a club

me and Kayla

my Tucson bedroom but its not like this anymore

my backyard after a rain

a family recently moved to Tucson that I noticed getting off a city bus
a woman out doing the art walk in Tucson

Andy rolls a cigarette and listens



me and Lillian Batts ham it up by Eric Swenson at Bar Hayama on Sawtelle in Santa Monica

a house with matching matching colored car

me on my 40th birthday, my ex wife Lynka, by my side. (photo by Charlie Steiner)

pl note. I was just in SF and my friend Ron Turner of Last Gasp gave me film cannister of Charles Gatewood's ashes. I am honored. I'm sorry I missed his memorial. A very good friend with a rich imagination. (Robert Heinken had his widow fill salt shakers with his ashes!)

me and my long lost son Juan. photo by Melanie King

Gail and me in LA by Dave Naz

home security. photo by Brian Smith


good nite


















Friday, July 22, 2016

Anarchestra concert July 26th at 7 pm

Brian Smith wrote another beautiful enlarged essay on Andy aka Alex Ferris and his hand made instruments for the Tucson Weekly this week.

There will be a pop up concert 7 pm on July 26th at 609 S. Vine Avenue in Tucson right next to Roma Imports. suggested donation of $5.
































Monday, July 18, 2016

I try and live as poor a life as I can afford

Those that have more then they need should give it to people that dont have enough to eat, sleep, stay healthy and learn.
The world fabric is being torn apart by greed and fear. soon people will no longer stop to contemplate a scene or read a book or newspaper.
allow me to run some photos i have taken the past many weeks.


Audrey with things she bought at Circle K on Broadway



James enjoying a cigar leaning against his Chevy he is storing. after a Saguaro game at Kino stadium


woman at the Tohuna chul swap meet with her new bird


Nadine and Brian take me down to south Tucson


a July 4th selfie at the Saguaros baseball game


Reece with his swag


Sammy in Nogales


Sammy pretending to be a teepee in Saguaro East National Park


the way Melanie King greeted Brian Smith the writer of the article on me in the Tucson Weekly. I felt safer when she did the dishes.









Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I got tomorrow's cover for the Tucson Weekly



story by Brian Smith who also took this shot of Melanie in my kitchen just after greeting Brian


for those out of town, the rticle with a slide show of my work will be online at tucsonweekly.com starting tomorrow.

I'm doing a pop-up talk at Etherton Gallery in Tucson this Saturday 2 to 4 pm. The gallery will have tons of my current photos and vintage photos! The gallery will have my work thru the issue week. ask for Lisa Roden.

if you want to contact me kroll@well.com



Sunday, June 5, 2016

"When you hear music, after its over, it's gone, in the air, you can never capture it again"- Eric Dolphy

I am so disappointed that the times have turned the way they have. I thought conservative thinking,  an uptight world, living in fear of what might be, would happen politically. It didnt have to. The nightmare is here and it evolved out of the everyday world.
There is no unpredictability. Everything is prescribed and known already. New behavior is frowned upon. No avante grade that I can see SO I decided to compose musically without knowing anything about music. The last musical instrument I played was a recorder when I was 12.
Thinking of the world of Yves Klein



, the composing of Thelonius Monk


 and the leadership of Mingus


 I invited musicans to meet at dinoland on Oracle where Drachman comes from the east. I would cook (bbq) the corn and chicken (with help from my friends)





and my musical contribution would be the invitation.
Several years ago I had met Melanie King


 on 14th street at the entrance to the 8th avenue subway in NYC. She had just come from her bass clarinet lesson.
Flash forward to her visit. We rented a bass clarient from Chicago instruments. She and Robert Villa read music.





 I invited Sammy after attending her harp recital.

(Sammy at her rehearsal)

I invited Danny (Serge of Love)
to bring his white baritone guitar and moeg synethizer



and Steve Romaniello




to bring his theremin and his girlfriend Karen B to bring her voice. I thought Jorge Rico would bring an instrument


but instead came stoned...Abril was to film the event but came after it started and had to eat. Robert Villa played his violin before running off.
Someone there asked  {"what happened to the music").
It happened. Sporatcally under the bones of a prehistoric whale. Jamie played host

)Melanie does Jamie's portrait)
 and I conducted by inviting.