Big Queen Here

lets talk about the bonez.   This fall you will see us on the big screen for “Jack Reacher 2 / Never Go Back”.    We had so much fun in the five nights of filming in the French Quarter.  Mr Cruise was a lovely gentleman who seemed to enjoy every moment on the job, including scenes where he graced SNB with his talent for playing the good guy.   Look for us in the Krewe Of Boo scenes while he chases bad guys while trying to save the girl!    then look for us as we play drums, and dance dance dance.

We recently teamed up with Ruffriders Transport to raise funds for animal rescue.   Ruffriders provides transport for dogs on kill lists here in Louisiana and transports them to NO kill shelters in the north.   If you feel like donating to this cause you can hit the donate button, and write ruffriders…   We will be painting their van in the fall to enhance their mission.

we will be meeting over the summer for drum practice at various times.   to get on the mailing list, please send your info to mardiclaw@gmail.com

and now?  for your viewing pleasure….

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image courtesy of new orleans bulldog rescue and kim welsh

image courtesy of new orleans bulldog rescue and kim welsh

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how to join

we have a big fall coming up

here’s some of the events.   southern writers convention, new orleans horrorfest, merci for the magic halloween carriage parade, krewe of boo, anne rice ball, cemetary stroll and secondline for save our cemetaries, calacas y maracas, wedding strolls, hotel entertainment, day of the dead parade, then we will come in for january with joan of arc parade, krewedelusion, mystic krewe of femme fatale, box of wine, and mardigras day.

 

to join our membership fees start at $50.00.  there are several parades this year with their own parade taxes, most notably krewedelusion and box of wine.

to begin to participate, just send us $50 and we will begin the process.   we are a drumming krewe, and we hand make our throws.    we are always looking for new talents, and welcome you to the fold.

 

all hail skinz n bonez

rockin bonez

12509487_10154484190662564_937729917998245285_nJoan of Arc parade10294_10153902435578410_6307015724094329297_nhangin with a bone named sue.DSC_9209DSC_9112Kim Smallwood aka Rockin’ Bone took her bone name from a Ronnie Dawson song, “There’s still a lot of rhythm in these Rockin’ Bones.” Her chosen instrument for now are the Maracas, due to her inexperience, but is kickin’ around the idea of becoming a drummer or even a washboard player for Skinz N Bonez. Originally from Northern California, New Orleans called to her for years to make it her home. Like so many others, it got its claws in her and wouldn’t let go until she settled here permanently. She is a lover and collector of anything mid 20th century and you can find her scouring estate sales, small town antique stores, and local thrift stores for treasures to add to her collections or for resale. Her personal motto is: “Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’”

brokenbonez

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“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Broken Bonez is an artist

Her painting style is very raw and in the moment, She doesn’t  plan out her work and even if she did they would be something completely different in the end. When she looks at art she wants it to evoke moods or ideas – not just be a pretty picture, so I guess you could classify her art style to be Childlike Art Brut / Outsider Art. Her artwork has been shown in galleries all over the US, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, and France. Right now you can find her live painting and selling original pieces in the French Quarter at Pirates Alley a few times a month and she ships worldwide from  online website and from  etsy shop. – Lana Guerra / Crude Things www.crudethings.com and www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart

besides being a painter, Lana also is a clothing designer.   Our little Broken Bonez is also known within skinz n bonez as OUR belly dancer…  of course no apocalypse would be complete without her leading, with gunz n bonezez and bone a dette.apocalypse

Glabella Bonez

glabella two glabellaLike most New Orleanians, Maria Glabella Bone has several jobs and many creative inclinations. Over-educated in anthropology and copious amounts of literature, she works for Groundwork New Orleans, doing environmental education and applied social science on the better days, doing a lot of administrative stuff on the meh days, and planting trees or exploring swamps on the best ones. She is also a professional editor (contact her at mbrodine@gmail.com if you need some editorial work, whether it’s a cover letter or dissertation or horror sci-fi masterpiece), and does a variety of consulting work, including curriculum design and grant writing. She paints and loves inventive crafting and costuming; you may have seen her around town as a Binder Full of Women, a blackberry ice cream cone, or a Yip-Yip Alien. She sings (first soprano, but she can get down looooow). And she bones.

G-Cutiebonez

DSC_9105 I am not from New Orleans, but I got here as quick as I could. I am from Indiana. I am a Desert Storm veteran from the Navy. I am a Mom, Grandma, and wife. I probably own more tutus than my grandbaby. I LOVE to cook, draw, make crafts. I Love to play the maracas with the Bonez, though I untimately want to see if I can conquer drums. By day I am a mild mannered pencil pusher, by night I am a Bone

occasionally also a bearded oyster.  I am a chef du jour, and I am family.

OY!

Stewbone.. aka Stuart McNair

I thought I would begin with this clip, because its just so Stuart.     When we filmed for Jack Reacher there was a piano inside the school lunch room that was our holding area.   Stuart entertained everyone off set into the wee hours of four am…  this so reminds me of the joy he expresses when given the opportunity to play for others.

OF course, no blog here about bonez would be complete if I didn’t include stuarts blog….

http://stuartmcnairblog.blogspot.com/2016_03_01_archive.html

nor proper without the connection to reverbnation…

lets not forget his photography either  http://stuartmcnairphotography.zenfolio.com/

oh and then there’s you tube channel of goodness..

https://www.youtube.com/user/stuartmcnairmusic

either way we put it, stewbonez has tons of stuff goin on around the city.  From playing solo gigs in the clubs to sitting in with so many bands around town, hanging out with Wildman John of the Wild Tchoupitoulas, to drumming with Skinz N Bonez.  he’s no ordinary sweeper.

 

 

they call her bibliobonez

DSC_9172 DSC_9239BiblioBone, when not out and about enjoying the glorious food and good times to be had, is a an Information Technologist, Archivist, and Librarian. She considers this her fourth lifetime in New Orleans, and is grateful for every minute. She has a passion for our wetlands and restoring our coast, is a dog lover with a particular soft spot for Catahoulas and Pibbles and a SciFi nerd who also rolls with the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.

st josephs nite is coming.

we got back to back this year.   sat the 19th is st josephs nite, and sun the 20th is super sunday.  we will be out on the streets with the wild tchoupitoulas, supporting them like we did on mardigras day.    see you at the bar 45 tchoup uptown at five pm, then we will walk down to second and dryades for st josephs nite.

here’s a little taste you tube