All Hail the Skeleton Barbie!

our fabulous skellie barbies on the production line.

our fabulous skellie barbies on the production line.

this years going to be great.   lets begin with the skeleton barbie.  we take donations of barbies all the time because we believe that recycling is a good thing.   Barbiebonez never looked so good, so this year we will be throwing them for krewe of boo parade on oct 30th.   skinz n bonez n soul sweepers LLC has been picked for next years krewe of boo signature throw.   get yours before everyone else, and get one from the krewe that started them!    thee big easel presents  the skeleton barbie.

how do you reserve one?   your pledge of $25 to skinz n bonez through our paypal account will not only get one sent to you via mail, or locally delivered…  it also helps us with the costs of paint and glitter.    what better way to celebrate your inner bone than a skinz n bonez barbie.   all skellies will be sent as they come off the line.   order yours now before october, so you can add her to your crown.

jazzfest and beyond!

This years Jazzfest was very special…   The second sunday was the warmest of the weekend, and even though we had a tent?  it was very HOT….   Tom joined us again from Tennessee, and Shaq provided drum support for the wild tchoups, and here’s big queen, tinkerbonez and jawbone providing a little rythym…10313835_10152101849932304_1326190961154954819_n

Queen Lynn and Shaq!10314476_10152101945687304_1811167532102885910_n

Shaq and Tom and Tinkerbonez!10314492_10152101843177304_1920851299491917650_n CHA WA 14813_10152030491651428_527767480455773230_n

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Jahiem gets down with Sambone1908321_10152101884927304_6706690545384652988_n

the divas BE OUT!   Jawbone, Queen Amaire, Jujubonez and Queen Remy!  listening to some Glen David Andrews!10152407_10152028895871428_8798134542737371008_n

Nitbone shakin a tail feather!10170914_10152101889582304_3332012347929091510_n

Boneapart and Celestial bonez get down!10256516_10152101955762304_7013504912938106693_n

Next up?  we are learning the National Anthem in French for the Bayou St. John fourth of july flotilla.   Our Big Queen will crown the next queen as she ends her reign…

This summer we will be planning Calacas Y Maracas, and beyond!  Working on more handmade throws and Barbie Bonez….   All Hail this glorious season, with Chewbacchus, Dreux and Barkus being new on our schedule!   Laissez les bonez temps rouler!

 

we’ve had a great month, and its still not over!

we will be in the quarter on halloween, entertaining folks, and playing drums…   then on nov 1st we are heading to the gede fest at sallie ann’s.    this is a yearly event we have been doing for some time.

look for us at voodoo, and then at YEMAYA.

we had a blast at krewe of boo!

thanks to kim welsh, and rick moore, roy guste, and kimberly edwards! y’all are the best!big frida1374048_10202192564957895_9273167_nDSC_6594

Super Sunday!

SkinzNBonez would like to thank the Wild Tchoupitoulas for yesterday. What a gorgeous day, and what a wonderful moment.
We began our day on Washington Avenue, with some munchies, and a walkabout. There were lots of food trucks, and more, plenty of snowball stands, and plenty of BBQ parties.
Once the parade began, we folded in with the Wild Tchoupitoulas, and joined Shaggy and Tom / drum team for the krewe. It was a wonderful learning experience, as well as a great BEAT goin down. The entire morning was well spent, as KIM was certainly singing some beautiful songs, and Lil Liza Jane was shared with the Krewe. WILDMAN kept it real, and the audiences seemed to dance and sing along.

LETS GO GET EM

As we took our time, strolling round the neighborhood, we came up on Claiborne Avenue, for the turn. As we gazed down the street, all you could see was PRETTY PRETTY. Lots of feathers, Chiefs, Queens, LIL Queens, and more. the joy in the air? was contagious, and we revved up our drumbeats crossing into the intersection.

Once turning back onto Washington? We took it up another notch! Big Chief? had to take a quick break, and we all stepped out, got some waters, and more. The kids really enjoyed Shaggy, as he and Tom both teach kids over at the Iberville Projects, how to march and drum, and it was obvious that they are two wonderful people with lots of love to share.

Our own HOWARD even jumped right into that mix, while other children came forward to display their talents. All the while, big chief caught his breath.

Once rested up? and re-suited up? we jumped back in, and took it up ANOTHER NOTCH!!! I had no idea we had it so good! INTO the park we went, where I bumped into a friend I haven’t seen since Katrina. We worked on bourbon street together, way back when. Miss Virginia screamed in joy, hugged me, and said WOW! proud of you! so very very proud of you!.

Once back to the beginning? Queen Kim pulled out all the stops. I have never seen such a spread of food!

We’d like to thank everyone who came out.

I’d also like to take a moment of thanks to the Wild Tchoupitoulas, and let everyone out there know that we are heading out AGAIN, on tuesday, starting from 45 Tchoup. meet us there at five thirty. We will be behind them again, as we head to ST JOSEPHS NITE!!

and for those of you who stopped us on the parade route on super sunday? YES, we are looking for more drummers. YOU CAN NEVER have too many drummers.

cheers!

2013 schedule in the coming weeks.

now that the gras is over? we will be focusing on a garden for surrey’s, and then our own community garden.

we will be out there for super sunday, behind WILDMAN JOHN, and also out there for st josephs nite. SUPER SUNDAY is ST PATS DAY, so see you at ONE or the OTHER, but mostly at super sunday.

st josephs night falls before super sunday, so stay tuned.
these are special events, that the Indians do each year, and we love our wildman!!!

all on a mardigras day!!

we began way before dawn
and the Indians sing their song,
they play that hoo nah hey
and walk the other way.

SKINZ
BONEZ

we began our early morning mardigras day, before dawn, at big chief demonds house on lesseps… singing for him, as he was still working on his suit. We sang for him, then headed to the big queens house, where we blew up fireworks, and headed to homespace gallery. Phillip appeared and played piano for us, along with another krewe that popped in for some noise.

up the street, clanging at your feet, waking up the neighborhood
then to Troy’s, a few loops, NOOMOON, Skull Club, breakfast at alan’s house, over to martha’s house, in and out of st ann, and then over to backstreet.

gotta see those baby dolls
and those northside skulls
we’ll all be comin round
rising from the underground.

SKINZ
BONEZ

then onto st anne, and a wonderful moment by the river with those we have lost this year. then back to maries, and st roch tavern, then home.

it was a beautiful day.

KREWEDELUSION branches of government…

here we are on the edge of the parade of all parades.
the ONE and ONLY krewedelusion rolls tonite, right behind krewe du vieux, and the bonez are very excited.

we got some great throws for ya tonite, amongst them? barbie bonez, skull bandana’s, skull corks, skull pins, chickens with skeleton clothes, marbles with bonez, and of course some beads.

parade rolls at seven pm, right behind krewe du vieux, whose theme this year? IS MAGNA CUM LOUDLY…. krewe du vieux comes early.

I’m sure the NFL and GOODELL will get their licks tonite, as they spoof the very thing that is about to turn this mardigras party upside down.

look for us tonite.
we will be creepin, and our back up is none other than BIG CHIEF JUAN PARDO, SPY BOY HONEY, SPY BOY JAMES, KERRY SAID DAT, and skinz n bonez.

now get out there, and get you some.

epiphany is upon us

RIGHT around the corner is the season!! This year promising many new members, and again, our traditions. Among bone dates we have KreweDelusion on January 19th. This parade follows the traditional route of Krewe Du Vieux, and brings forth episode four. Episode four with its satirical theme “Branches Of Government” promises to establish a Foundation, appoint a Benevolent Ruler and embrace the forms and traditions of New Orleans’ satirical parading Krewes, our mission is to save the Universe, beginning at its center.

the center? Being New Orleans. The Benevelent Queen is the fabulous CHEEKY BLAKK!!

Next up on the bone calendar is Okeanos. The Krewe of Okeanos is a New Orleans Mardi Gras Parading Krewe which was organized in 1949 by civic-minded business leaders who were eager to bring a Carnival parade to St. Claude Avenue, their neighborhood’s main street. The club is named for the Greek god of oceans and fertile valleys and is sponsored by the Sonaeko (Okeanos spelled backwards) Club.

Okeanos presented its first ball and parade in 1950. The original parade route has changed, we now roll on the extended Uptown Route. In place of the traditional bal masque, the club presents an elegant Coronation Ball at which its queen is selected by lottery.

The Bone Gang will parade through the streets of Uptown New Orleans the morning of Feb 10th. Special throws for this parade? includes the wonderful barbie bone dolls.

AGAIN we will be hitting the streets on Mardigras Day, to wake up the st roch neighborhood.

bone appetit!

happy holidays from the bonez!

tailbonez

This coming weekend is the bad Santa pub crawl.  (DEC. 8th)  as always?  we will be out there.  if you’d like to meet up with us?  be at Washington square at five pm, and have your nightmare before Christmas!

from there?  Monday night the tenth?  we will begin at six pm with Krewe Du Jieux, and will support their Hanukkah second line.  If you wish to join us there?  please do!  wear silver white and pale blue.  again, bring instruments, and NO skellie makeup for that one.

We practice each Monday of Dec.   we are accepting new members for the Mardigras Season, and welcome new bonez!   Please Email Big Queen at mardiclaw@gmail.com.

we are having our secret santa skellie party at an undisclosed place on the 16th, where we have a white skelephant party and potluck.  always fun.

Dec 21st?  you will find us honoring our mayan ancestors with a parade through the quarter.  for more information please contact krewedelusion.   It will be a grand season opener, followed by episode four, on Jan 19th, as we roll behind Krewe Du Vieux.   Feb 10th?  Krewe Of Okeanos, and of course Mardigras Day.

 

6t’9 social aid and pleasure clubs halloween parade! CANDY FROM STRANGERS!

As always, Halloween is a special time of year for the bone gang.   No exceptions for this one, as we begin our journey into Sam Hain with the 6t’9 parade, which happened Oct. 20th.  Each year this parade begins at the Backstreet Cultural Museum, and rolls through the sixth ward, to the ninth ward, giving out candy to children.   As a Krewe?  Skinz N Bonez brings with us?  many of our own children, and a few kids we’ve adopted along the way.

Thanks to Claibonez, and Seeing Eye bone?  for bringing the childrens mentor program to the krewe this year.  We had our very own Miquel this year, and he looked like he was enjoying himself!   THAT and those pesky hershey kisses we bought, that tasted like pumpkin spice.   By the end of the parade?  we were all in sugar coma’s!

just a few bonez, and some of our fave photographers at the beginning of the 6t’9 parade.

The start of the parade?  was a quick glimpse into the photographers showing up to catch as many shots as they could.  Here you see Rick Moore, and Kim Welsh, waiting for the line up to begin.  You can also see a glimpse of our boney poneys on the right, transformed to boney burro’s….  We had an inner krewe theme this year, of “We’ve got your sugar… Babies!”

Of course NO Dia De Los Muertos would be complete without Skinz N Bonez, and you can find us this year….  at                                                DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION
Thursday, November 1st
3319 Rosalie Alley
New Orleans, LA.
Ceremony for Gede: 7 p.m., in Rosalie Alley, off of Rampart, between Piety and Desire.
Followed by: Pot Luck supper & procession to the cemetery to feed the Dead.

Please wear white with a purple headscarf, or black and purple for Gede. Bring a dish (not a blond) for the people, and an offering for the Dead or Gede.

Gede’s tastes tend towards peppers, flat breads, rum, cigars, goat stew, crosses, grave-digger’s tools, black cock feathers, skeletons, sunglasses with one lens, hot Creole foods, money, the colors black, mauve, and white. He is syncretized with St. Gerard.
Or you can bring something that your ancestors or loved ones enjoyed in life.

Next up for the bone gang?  Is YeMaYa.   This parade is a womans parade in its second year, and we are proud to participate.  Look for YeMaYa Nov, 10th as it weaves through the sixth ward, and into the quarter.

As far as the Christmas Holiday Season is concerned?  We always make our appearance, for scary Christmas, at the Bad Santa Pub Crawl, and a new parade this year?  Dec 21st, 2012, when krewedelusion brings episode ZERO to the end of the world parade!

All for now,  and don’t forget?  to bone home sometimes!

happy halloween, and day of the dead!