The Groover brought to you by Breakfast Tacos: Painting Pictures Ep. 38

A solo shimmy from summer storm-soaked Paonia, CO. Rafting, grooving, waking up without an alarm, and iphone voice memos are discussed. Plus a musical interlude from my very own fingers.

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July 2015 Desktop Calendar Background

Welcome to July! It’s truly, officially summertime and at will be all month long (in the northern hemisphere, that is). Time to get out there and swim in some rivers! To get you and your computer motivated, please avail yourself of this background image that features a gas station. Because, you know, you might need to put some gas in your car to get out to that river. But maybe not! Maybe you can bike there! Maybe you can use an electric car or a hot air balloon!

This shot is from Crested Butte, Colorado, a sweet little town where people go to ski and spend money. It’s surrounded by beautiful mountains and river valleys. Click one of the following links to download this image for your desktop, and have a great month!

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A Can of Seasoned Black Beans: Painting Pictures Ep. 37

Welcome to summer in Colorado with a solo podcast-barrier-busting confidence-booster. I AM FUNNY, THESE PODCASTS MATTER: I prove it with jokes about Ground Beef Cooking, the magazine, hand-grown avocados, and a glimpse inside podcasting process.

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Ky Burt Music: http://kyburt.com/

June 2015 Desktop Calendar Background

Welcome to the month of June! June! It’s warm! (depending on where you are). I am incredibly excited about summertime approaching here in lovely Western Colorado. This month’s desktop background features a scene from my drive across the continental divide this weekend—full of spectacular mountain peaks and ridiculous greens from all the spring rain.

I’m fairly sure that’s mount Gunnison in the background of this photo. It’s definitely a mountain, I can tell you that. Click on one of these here links to download the background for your desktop: 2880×1800, 2560×1600, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800

Hope you have a wonderful month!

Forespreca with Arendse Lund: Painting Pictures Ep. 36

Writer, Elsewhere Studios resident and medievalist of Danish origin Arendse Lund joins Painting Pictures to talk Paonia, writing, medievalism, and translating Hans Christian Andersen.

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You can read one of Arendse’s translations of Hans Christian Andersen here (scroll to page 29 “In an African City”):
http://alchemy.ucsd.edu/files/2014/05/AlchemySpring2014Issue005.pdf

Today I Am Not Drinking Coffee: Painting Pictures Ep. 35

After nine straight days of coffee, I take a day off.  With a pot of Earl Gray Tea, I discuss caffeine, painting, cast iron, and grasshoppers.

Gabriel Roberts not drinking coffee Painting Pictures Podcast

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Petting Goats with Ky Burt: Painting Pictures Ep. 34

Ky Burt the bearded and talented troubadour joins Painting Pictures for a post-goat-petting Paonia conversation about airplanes, commuting to work from a remote campsite in the national forest, making music, sense of place, and his upcoming summer tour.

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Check out Ky and Melanie’s Kickstarter and support their summer tour: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1360257005/project-in-pursuit

Visit Ky’s website for numerous upcoming shows; catch him and Melanie this summer in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington: kyburt.com

May 2015 Desktop Calendar Background

It’s May!! Spring and flowers and sunshine and warmth coming back in. Summer around the corner, 2015 getting into full swing. Are you prepped? Hydrated? Rested? Engaged? Excited? Engaged to be married?!?? Whaat?!??! Congratulations! I’ve had coffee. Here’s a new background for your desktop:

May 2015 Desktop Calendar Background by Gabriel Roberts

This is a photo from my front yard here in Paonia, CO. I did some Photoshop doctoring to simplify things. That orange really caught my eye and I hope it does something for you. Click one of dese here links here to download dis here image for your desktop: 2880×1800, 2560×1600, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800

To support the production of these desktop backgrounds, you can make a donation via Paypal here: http://gaberobertsart.com/support/

Here’s the original image for your reference:

Happy May!!!

Stand-up Art Rant: Painting Pictures Ep. 33

A solo rant about crap art of the $150 and $25,000 variety. What it’s like being an artist, taking commissions, pricing and selling work, and what great paintings do that crap paintings don’t.
Gabriel Roberts Stand-up Comedy: Being an Artist

The voice memo included within this podcast was the basis for my stand-up act April 25, 2015, at the Blue Sage (photo above).

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http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2015-04-28_stand-up_art_rant.mp3

Video of the Blue Sage show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwKod5HdgEg&feature=youtu.be

Topher Dalrymple and James Wop in “Plastic Texas”: Painting Pictures Ep. 32

A three-way Paonia Palaver with local gentlemen Topher Dalrymple and James Wop aka “JC”. On a snowy spring Saturday in Paonia, we discuss horses, laboring for the man and for oneself, cosmic soup, loss of virginity, frickity fracking, and the future of humanity.

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Check out Topher’s Dalrymple Equine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dalrymple-Equine/714785851970740