Bob Ray’s short film “Sacked”

When Bob Ray of Crashcam Films ask me to make 3 copies of 3 sack puppets in a week, I of course having lived through many days of 100+ weather  jumped at the chance. Nothing stirs up creativity in me like stupid ass challenge involving materials I haven’t really used. Paper sacks are unforgiving and fragile. They do weird things to glue, especially hot glue. They really know how to surprise you. They actually do whatever the hell they want. No paper bag is the same. You think they are all the same until you try to glue a moustache to one of them! I look forward to to seeing the short film “Sacked.” Bob’s a freaking lunatic.

If you like supporting art, need a tax deduction or want cool rewards, please watch the funny clip and chip in.

Michael Dalmon & Heather Kafka with Boss. Photo by Marc Wiskemann. Puppets by Beth Been

Dick from Bob Ray’s short film “Sacked”, CrashCam Films


Knuckles from Bob Ray’s short film “Sacked”, CrashCam Films
This guy later had a white Mexican wedding shirt on and arms. really funny arms.

Total Badass Press

Confessions of an Austin Weirdo from Monday Magazine.

Total Badass interview from AMFM STUDIOS LLC on Vimeo.

Jagger Peyton & the Scarlot Harlot

2 musicians and a rollergirl walk into a bar….
We will get to that part but first!!!!

Groovee Fortune is proud to present the new Jagger Peyton web site.

Jagger Peyton has produced over 1000 radio shows for broadcast and has created commercially successful radio specials including The Rolling Stones’ “Blues Licks,” “On the Covers” & “Paint it Blue,” in addition to “The Blues of Zeppelin”, “Ladies Sing the Blues”, “Real Blues Brothers” & many more. The Blueseum of Fine Art currently airs in dozens of markets throughout the United States. In addition, Jagger Peyton structured a partnership for their Blueseum of Fine Art & Roadhouse Revival radio shows with ROK Entertainment’s ROK Radio, a revolution in mobile entertainment, by broadcasting to hundreds of thousands of mobile phone subscribers in Europe & China. Both The Roadhouse Revival and The Lone Star Revival radio shows air on The American Forces Network (AFN) in 177 countries, reaching over 1 million servicemen & women & their families each week. Peyton and Jagger recently completed filming “I Got the Blues”, which is currently playing in the UK on SKY ARTS TV, as a direct result of “The Blueseum of Fine Art” radio show. READ MORE

Oh Yeah! So what about that bar? Chris Jagger is a singer/guitar player, John Peyton is a harmonica player and in case I haven’t reminded you in the last 48 hours, I am the Scarlot Harlot, the red head with bedhead. Now what I am about to tell you isn’t very lady like but the Scarlot Harlot is no lady, Chris and Mick Jagger’ are brothers and the first time I talked to John Peyton, we talked more about how he could own his own roller derby team more than his web page…SO…

After uploading a new music file for John Peyton, I was looking for patches for a roller derby sundress I pieced together with old derby shirts. The Scarlot Harlot had a lovely red plaid school girl skirt covered in patches and wouldn’t you know…there on the front of that dirty girl’s skirt was the Rolling Stones mouth in purple. Oh my!

Having been hit on the head too many times it will just be easier to share a photo montage and it will also give Scarlot, the bedheaded stranger, the opportunity for self promotion of herself, the Texas Rollergirls & roller derby fans  she loves so much. Especially the self promotion part!!!!

It’s true the Scarlot Harlot had the Rolling Stone patch right over her hoochie coo. Oh Dear, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to earn the respect of people she knocks down on a regular basis and keep up with sexy cowgirls like Bettie Rage.

Pixie harassed us so much of the time we just learned to ignore her. Scarlot with Satina, Misty Meaner and Pixie.

Gibson guitar headquarters in Austin, Tx.

Once there was unlimited time to gossip in the parking lot, gamble, pose for photos and  listen to Lone Star Revival to save our wicked souls!

Misty Meaner is saluting the Stones or trying to lick me. Probably both! Mean Streak and Amen don’t even care!

When you are just looking for the mouth, it starts getting ridiculous!
While we are talking about the Rolling Stones…I recently watched a documentary about them playing a free concenrt for 1.2 million people in Brazil. Unbelievable.

The Scarlot Harlot as a Holy Roller only had time to put KISS on this skirt. Go watch Hell on Wheels to find out why her skirt color changed. You also have to watch Whip It featuring the Holy Rollers and Marcia Gay Harden who John performs with at the 2010 University of Texas Commencement Ceremonies. No one played harmonica at my UT graduation! It’s a small world indeed.

CHEERS to Jagger Peyton!!! Love all your shows but especially proud of all your charity work and your enthusiasm about all you do!

TOTAL BADASS

I can’t tell you what will be in the movie Total Badass by Bob Ray of Cramcam Films starring Chad Holt, but I can show you what won’t be in it. Funny shit! When you are as crazy as me, it’s nice to has friends that are crazier! Way CRAZIER!

Enjoy the madness. See Total Badass March 18, 10 pm at
Alamo Drafthous. There are rumors I am in the movie.
BUY A TICKET NOW
and see!


Deleted scenes from Total Badass …
Whoopsy Party at trophy’s, Day 1 2 and 3
See  SXSW 2008 Photos

You should check out Peelander Z at this years party!!! See the line up! and take pills with the star of the movie!

Litmus Industries & Horse Head deserve a little John Waters

As owner of Groovee Fortune web /print design, I am proud to present 2 new web pages for some old friends. Because I have known these people for many years and have lived thru many fun and sometimes bizarre situations w/ these folks, I feel a John Waters’ intro is in order. It just seems to fit perfectly and profoundly.

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Visit John Waters Dreamland
Cheers to Litmus Industries and Horse Head!

If you don’t  know who John Waters is, I wouldn’t really know where to start. He’s a filmmaker of the darkest kind because he rips the face of June and Ward Cleaver right off America and shoves all the tragic, harsh, real parts of life down your throat. He doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously but he’s really fucking good at what he does! Just brillant.  Drag queens, creepy folks, bizzare, absurd, ugly and tragic events…. You’ll just have to watch USA’s “Night Flight” on John Waters’ “Polyester” – 1982.

All I know is we have all lived thru some events together that make our lives eligible for a scene in a John Waters’ movie.

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HORSE HEAD THEATRE

Kevin Holden, my dear old college friend, is part of the new Horse Head Theatre in Houston, Tx. My first 2 years at UT I probably spent most of my time with Kevin going to football games, drinking beer, playing racquetball, playing drinking games, etc… I miss racquetball! We used to play a crazy drinking game called Cardinal Puff…”For the first time tonight I drink to the Cardinal Puff.” While there are many occurences at UT vs OU and on 6th street, I think events at a What-a-Burger on the drag with a homeless man named Bucky who believe he was being followed by the CIA is one of our most Waters’ moment. I can best describe our relationship as a Strange Brew.

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LITMUS INDUSTRIES

Tony and Lori Linder are the masterminds behind Litmus Industries. I can’t even count the numerous John Waters’ moments I’ve live thru with these two! I’ve always loved Lori’s sense of style and Tony’s art. Together they offer all kinds of fantastic creations. Beautiful glass work, vinyl signs, multimedia art, fantastic drawings, business signs, ironwork, etc. You’ll have to come back to this web page to see what ends up in the catalog for you to buy. As for Lori, I think mostly of our many trips to swimming holes in her dad’s old mint green buick which made me feel like we were The Muppets, a wild trip on the train trip to visit her in Seattle and a hunt to defend my honor against the bitchiness of one of the Donnas. Lori dressed me in fantastic Waters’ worthy clothes obtained around the country. The Linder  house looks like a Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, perfect for the set of any Divine movie.

One of my funniest memories with Tony, I left the apartment he lived in with Bob Ray carrying my bike. I had to step down one step to the garage, slipped and end up trapped under my bike that was wedged into the step and a car. I begin yelling but the music was really loud. After about 15 minutes, Tony emerged and rescued me. I had sprang my ankle. Having much experience with twisted ankles, my best remedy was a 6 pack of Pearl bottles. About the time I finished my last beer, unexpectedly the police chased our friend, the neighbor,  thru the apartment. Having lost their hot pursuit,  who jumped out the second story and later called the police on the phone, the APD turned on us. My ankle, swollen like a catalope, was impossible to walk on and I was surrounded by beer bottles. The policeman walked up to me and asked me if I’d drank all that beer and I pointed at my ankle and he didn’t ask anymore quuestions. They threaten to take us all to jail, but luckily we were set free and left to our own devices. There are many live music stories I could tell about Red River and our trip to the Vegas Shakedown, but you can’t handle the truth. HA!

I’m very proud of Kevin, Tony and Lori. Despite our many adventures that might leave some in a straight jacket, we have grown up enough to do some things we can be really proud of! I am also working on new web pages for 2 of my college roommates (one is a Cardinal) but you can see those once they are ready! Enjoy and thanks for reading! XXOOO Beth Been

Imagine . . . “creating a theatre that to this point only exists in
dreams.” – Robert Edmond Jones

SXSW 2009 Events and Fun

Will post all the SXSW 2009  events I know about here!

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Myopenbar Presents: Four Square Punk And A Roller-Skating Rink By Saucony

Food by Traveling Bistro!!!!!

Myopenbar is returning to Austin this year and we invited 50 of our favorite punk rock bands to come out and play. The result is four stages, in a square formation, with room for your crowd-surfing ass in the middle. And a cameo by a fifth stage: a school bus. And a roller-rink, courtesy of Saucony Originals, with free skate rentals and a chance to win free shoes.

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 SXSW Season Events for Girls Rock Camp

Supporters from all over the world will be throwing down in March to show their love for Girls Rock Camp Austin. Don’t miss these rockin’ shows!

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Check out the Wooden Birds
includes Rolletta Lynn

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Churchwood @ Owl Tree Roasting (IH35 @34thish) 2pm, Crackpipes @ Beerland 6pm, Friday

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Groovee Fortune client Cynthia Bloom recommends Noelle Hampton

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Don’t forget
Traveling Bistro Sunday Brunch at NOMAD!

March 15

Turkey and Sausage Gumbo w/ White Rice
Roasted Pork Loin w/ Creole Mustard Sauce
Tomato and Bell Pepper and Cheese Omelet
Ham and Cheese Omelet
Combo Omelet
Mixed Greens and Artichoke Hearts
Peach Waffle

March 22

Deluxe B-L-T
Cedar Planked Salmon
Eggs any style
3 Bean Salad
Malted Waffle

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Plutopia 2009 – Living Systems

The 9th Annual EFF-Austin SXSWi After Party
Beth Been aka the Scarlot Harlot  will have art and merch.
An extravaganza of music, art, & performance – The Biggest SXSWi Party
Monday, March 16, 2009, 6pm – midnight
Palmer Events Center map

FREE to all SXSW badge holders, $10 General Public. All welcome!

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Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels screening in Austin on Sun, March 15 at 6pm.
The kick ass Scoot Inn Bar on the East Side in Austin will host the screening.  There’ll be movie, DVDs for sale, filmmakers in attendance, post-screening Q&A, drinks!  Good times.

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Sunday, March 15th at 6pm.
1308 East 4th Street
Austin, TX
www.scoot-inn.com
www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com
http://www.CrashCamFilms.com
http://www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

Fun Roller Skating/Derby Photos

Roller Derby Game

For many years, Scarlot Harlot of the Hell Marys and Groovee Fortune created and maintained the Texas Rollergirls’ web page. Prior to the split you can see all about in Hell on Wheels, she maintained the Bad Girl Good Woman web page and was nominated for best extreme sport web page by SXSW  2003. The crazy after party.

Chicago Skate Guide

Thru the ups and the downs of derby, there were many ways the whole thing could have panned out visually, dynamically, etc. When maintaining the derby sites in the early days, I looked around the World Wide Web to see what inspiration and ideas might lurk out there. Look what’s out there now!!! I want to share some of those photos. I’ll try to keep posting some more derby photos. There are many photos even the godmothers of the reinvention of roller derby have not seen but first the really old old school stuff.

Skate Health

Did you catch this derby article in the New York Times?

reform school girl

Scarlot used this on the Hell Mary Web Page which you
can see on the Groovee Fortune Roller Derby.
See the bigger version.

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Roller Hockey????

imperial rink sticker

Best wrap out your business and get ready to take on 2009.

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