Hello Houston!

So this is my first in what I hope to be many MetroBlog posts. I decided to join in and do what I can to raise the city’s consciousness about cultural arts & local political hogwash in and around Houston.

I basically just wanted to say, “Hey, What’s up? I’m Derek.” You’ll be hearing a lot from me and I hope that the posts I make here are informative as well as enjoyable for you. I’ve been known to be a little controversial on certain topics so I hope that my commentary isn’t too harsh for you. If something I say rubs you the wrong way feel free to send me an email and we can discuss it. I’m willing to hear your point of view but don’t want to fill the comments section with any more negativity than is necessary. My email address is: im@derekshumate.com

I’m an artist & native Houstonian who loves to hate on this city. It’s tough living here and you know it. However, the little treasures of Houston are worth my stay and I hope you feel the same way.

You can check out my personal sites to find out more about me and the type of art I create if you please: DerekShumate.com & MyFlickr

Anyway, Instead of making this a lengthy bio I’m just going to let my future posts do the talking…

3 Comments so far

  1. Betsy (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:32 am

    Hey Derek,
    I’m happy to see that you have a place where you can unleash all your affections.


  2. Katie (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    Welcome Derek! We look forward to your take on H-Town and all of its respective scenes. A little (or hell, a lot) of controversy is totally a-okay. Stir it up a little!! :)

    Again – very cool to have you as a Metblogger.


  3. adrian (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

    Hey Derek! Welcome!

    I swear, I know so many people who know you, you think’d we’d have met before.



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