Ernie Durawa, Drummer Extrodinaire!

It is with great pleasure, Groovee Fortune presents the new web page for an amazing drummer, Ernie Durawa!!!! Wait till you see the list of people he’s played with…Texas TornadosWillie Nelson, Freddy Fender, Dough Sahm, Johnny GimbleJohn Belushi (I’m gonna put my bee suit on right now!) are just some of my favorites! He teaches Drum Lessons too!

Ernie has been so easy to work with and I am very smitten with his pet, Pig Floyd! That pig gets to have more fun than me partying at the Continental club, hanging out at the Hilton! Get out and see Ernie play really soon!

Thanks for the referral Jagger Peyton

Jackalope, Chupacabra Cantina, Jack Pizza & Beezlebuns for SXSW!!!!

If you are looking for some great food, cold beer & a fantastic staff for SXSW 2010 head on down to The Jackalope.


It’s my favorite bar of 6th Street and one of Groovee Fortune‘s most AWESOME and long time clients! Don’t buy me a Helldorado! You can have one! But I would love a burger, chicken wing or pulled pork sandwich! The Jackalope menu will be shorter for SXSW.

Can’t find what you want at The Jackalope, just head to the front of the bar and order yourself a crispy beer battered pizza at Jack’s Pizza.

In the mood for LEGENDARY Tex-Mex? Head right next door to Chupacabra Cantina. You need to try the Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka frozen drink. YUM! Yes there is a Cabrito (aka Goat) Burger!!!


If you spent your last dime on SXSW and rock n roll, never fear! Beelzebuns is right out on the street offering tasting, affordable items.

So during a long day of computer nerding (which I am highly in favor of), watching 200 films in 2 days or rocking your socks off, head to the corner of Trinity and 6th to fill you tummy and relax amongst velvet paintings of naked women, stuffed jackalopes and chupacabras. Not to mention some rollergirls and interesting local folks.  If we are using a 5 star scale, I give it all a 6! Especially since it is the only bar to create its own currency. If you find a wooden coin with a red jackalope stamped on it, that is good for a free drink!

CHEERS to SXSW 2010! Let’s turn this town upside down and PARTY!!!


Chinese New Year with China Coast

It’s almost time for Chinese New Year. February 14th will bring us into the Year of the Tiger. I am Year of the Boar  in the East and in the West I am Aquarian. Lucky for me I recently read that the Tiger is most closely related to Aquarius so I am gonna ride the tiger for all it is worth. The Year of the Ox (my husband’s )  has been filled with a lot of hard work and plenty of success but I am looking forward to running quickly and being fierce and in animal print! The Tiger’s Motto is “I Win!” and of course you love The Eye of the Tiger!!!!

One of the most dynamic signs in the zodiac, Tigers are truly a force of nature. They are by turns dependable, unpredictable, fearless and stout-hearted, tender and loving. For all the world appearing at times to be quiet homebodies, Tigers may just as suddenly change course, and pack up to travel to some far-flung exotic destination.

Groovee Fortune recently designed an Email Postcard for  China Coast in celebration of the new year and I wanted to share it with you. China Coast, Asian Art and Antiques, deals in beautiful objects, textiles and jewerly from all over the world. Really amazing stuff. Below are a few of my favorite pieces.  You can learn about Asian Art, find out about current Asian Art Collections , etc.

Reverse Glass Painting from Indonesia


Canton Enamel Chocolate Set

I have totally missed a whole month of blogging so
I am happy to begin another new year so I can keep up.
Get ready for a Happy Chinese New Year!  
GRRRRRRR!!!!! I WIN!!!!

Year of the Ox

year of the oxThe Year of the Ox, which emphasizes prosperity through fortitude and dependable, hard labour, begins January 26, 2009. I am the Year of the Pig/Wild Boar in the Chinese New Year calendar and even redesigned my web site Groovee Fortune with a Karate Pig in 2007 the Year of the Golden Pig. My husband is an Ox, so I decided to see what was in store for 2009.

“Although we were warned of the Rat’s bite, many were not prepared for the upheavals and misfortunes that hit the world in 2008.

The effects of the Rat year will continue to spill over to the Ox Year, so we will still feel the impact. But with resilience and hard work, we can ride out the storm.” Insight into the Ox year – Sun 2 Surf

Can you believe Obama is an Ox! It would be cool if Bush was a Rat but GW is a Fire Pig. I am a Metal Pig (ha ha!) and GW had a pretty good year in 2007.

Ox – You may have been disappointed by a relatively modest 2008, but as your sign enters the heaven, the groundwork you laid should start paying off in 2009. Don’t expect fireworks, but success should arrive both in your family life and in business. This is a great year to achieve personal ambitions as well as take action on major decisions. You’ll find both family and friends supportive of new plans.

red wineConsidering my husband started his company, Traveling Bistro, last year, I like the sounds of this prediction. Go OX! Go OX! It’s your birthday! It’s your birthday! Wait! It’s actually your whole yearcuz a birthday can only spill into a few weeks before getting messing.

Best of Luck to all in the Chinese New Year!!!!! In honor of this year and my husband’s new business, I offer up a Year of the Ox Recipe for Ginger-Steamed Wild Black Bass with Stir-Fried Chinese Greens and a wine list to ring in the New Year!

Trip to the Asian Market

I took these photos a few years ago at the Chinese New Year celebration in north Austin. Here are some of my favorites.

Happy Buddhas

Happy Buddhas

Porcelin Asian Ladies

Porcelain Lotus Ladies

Catfish

Catfish!!!!

Jolly Asian Men

Jolly Asian Men

See more Chinese New Year photos

Olympic Opening Fun

I’m cooking up a sports article, enjoy this!

Hope you caught some Olympics from Bejing.
The opening ceremony was AMAZING!!!!

Porchetta for Hooligans

porchetta for hooligans 

Traveling Bistro sponsored the Heartbreak Hooligans tailgate party
at the Texas Rollergirls roller derby bout. Good times!

 

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