Orlando Photographer and Poet Giving Away Free PDFs of Upcoming Book

Three Orlando Nightspots Book Cover Blog Version

My new self-published book Three Orlando Nightspots will soon be available on Amazon. The book contains photos of nightlife women and poetry.

Three Orlando Nightspots sample

At the moment, I’m giving away free PDF versions of the book. To get the free version, send me a message to this e-mail address: patrickbarne@gmail.com.

I only ask one thing. If you like the PDF, tell your friends, relatives, etc. You can even e-mail them a copy of the PDF. Even if you don’t like the PDF? You can still tell folks why you hate it.

Originally posted on the Patrick Scott Barnes blog.


Attending an Orlando Tiki Party at Will’s Pub

Two Sundays back, I attended a tiki party hosted by Orlando’s Will’s Pub, located on Mills Avenue. Will’s Pub  first scheduled the event  on the lakefront of Lake Holden Gardens. Permit issues forced the party to move back to Will’s Pub.

A tiki theme decorated the venue. Plus music was provided by Uke-A-Ladies, The Wildtones and The Sh-Booms.  Also, food truck Da Kine Poke sold Hawaiian food.

I enjoyed myself that day.  Here’s some pics.

Aquatic Bass 6 Hosts Boat Party and Beach Party


From their Facebook page:

Future Sound Of Breaks, Cognitive Music, DogEatDog Records, Fundamental Breakz Collective & Digital Davinci present

BreaKation 2016! July 2nd – July 3rd

Aquatic Bass 6 & Aquatic Bass 6.5

Join us for a fun filled July 4th weekend of Bass & Breaks in a collaborative effort with some of Breaks finest brands and of course the great people that support them.

Aquatic Bass 6 Boat Party
July 2nd 6:00pm-1:00am
Victory Casino Cruises
180 Christopher Columbus Dr. Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Terminal B-2 Port Canaveral

Straight from Spain we bring you one of breaks biggest and best DJ/Producer’s:

(Spain – iBreaks / Cognitive Music / DEDR / Funky Flavor Music)

From the UK we bring you 601 from the acclaimed Stanton Warrior’s label “Punks”:

(UK – Punks / InBeatWeTrust Music / LW Recordings)

DJ D-Xtreme
Rob-E & Security
Seth Vogt
Rogue Planet
Jason Brown
DJ Versa-Style
Devine Noise
Dave Gluskin
Rich Doss
DJ Mac
Zack Lee

Aquatic Bass 6.5 Beach Party
July 3rd 10:00am-10:00pm
The Ocean Deck at Wakulla Suites
3550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Kid Friendly!!!!

Keith Mackenzie
(illeven:eleven Recordings / DEDR)

(Zone / 808 Life / Culture)

(FSOB / Bombtraxx / Kikwear)

Andy Hughes
DJ Knightlife
DJ Chronic
Def Jeff
Joe G
DJ J-Rod
DJ Zolo
Kaun vs Avid

“Important Info” TICKETS – All tickets must be bought through Aquatic Bass ticketing. We are the only providers of the special Aquatic Bass BreaKation tickets. These tickets will be only available through the Aquatic Bass online ticketing agent. Please visit the link below to buy tickets or look for tickets on the Facebook event page only. Thanks


Save $5 when you buy a 2-Day Ticket – Get tickets now at this early bird discounted rate!

Aquatic Bass 6 GA Ticket – $20 (General Admission for Aquatic Bass 6 Boat Party at Victory Casino Cruises)

Aquatic Bass 6.5 GA Ticket – $20 (General Admission for Aquatic Bass 6.5 Beach Party at The Ocean Deck at Wakulla Suites)

Aquatic Bass 6 & 6.5 Combined 2-Day Ticket – $35 (Combined ticket for Aquatic Bass 6 & 6.5 Boat Party & Beach Party)

Boarding Fee for the Victory Casino Ship is INCLUDED in ticket price.

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets to enter the drawing to win a pair of All Deck’d Out Technics 1200’s turntables. The decks will be raffled off at 6pm at Aquatic Bass 6.5 at The Ocean Deck at Wakulla Suites. You must be present to win. See Facebook event page for info on buying raffle tickets.

No Guest List – AB HQ

Here’s some past pics from Aquatic Bass events.


Afrohead Premium Aged Dark Rum: A Review


For blogging purposes, I received a free bottle of Afrohead Premium Aged Dark Rum. In 1997, Australian Toby Tyler moved to the Bahamas. In 2007, he began serving his house rum at his restaurant on Harbor Island (also known as Briland). The rum bottle’s label contained the image of a Bahamian woman. Soon, locals and people from around the world visited Briland for the rum with the “afrohead” on it. This inspired the name Afrohead Premium Aged Dark Rum.

I mixed Afrohead with Coke. As for the taste? Let’s just say I’m going to fix me another Cuba Libre (rum and coke) after writing this blog. On the real tip, Afrohead contains a strong taste. Stronger than other rums I had drunk in the past. Plus the taste touches nowhere near the awful rum nightclubs sneak on you.

Lil Indies in Orlando serves Afrohead in the “Snaxappeal” cocktail. Snaxappeal features Afrohead, lemon, Vitaluna, coconut milk and Demerara. Also, Orlando’s Nova Restaurant serves Afrohead.

On their website. Afrohead lists other cocktails.

Personally, I think Afrohead deserves shelf space at a Central Florida liquor store. When I posted my pic on Instagram, someone asked where can they get a bottle. I suggest selling Afrohead at Wally’s on Mills Avenue. Many Central Floridians hold Wally’s as a local treasure.

However one gets a hold of it, Afrohead definitely satisfies rum lovers. Time go make my Cuba Libre.

Three Good Reasons to Admire Kanye West


Almost every month, I witness Facebook hatred aimed at Kanye West, most of it about something he said or allegedly said.

Yet, I still admire Mr. West. These are three reasons why you should too.

1. Kanye’s music does what it supposed to do. I don’t care how Kanye makes his music. Keyboard? Sampler? An actual instrument? I don’t give a shit. If it entertains, the music succeeds. Kanye’s album sales and awards prove this.

For those who doubt Kanye’s talent, try his production style and see if it works for you. If it doesn’t work for you, it may prove the only thing you’re really good at is talking shit about other people, especially ones making more money than you.

Some people may accuse me of being manipulated by Big Corporate Media. Oh, go fuck yourselves. Save that conspiracy theory for white Australian women rapping in a Southern African-American dialect. Then, we can discuss Big Corporate Media manipulating people into buying shitty music.

As for now, I’m sticking with the claim Kanye produces good music.

2. Kanye married a beautiful woman with a nice booty. I can see the hate now. So many people see themselves above Kim Kardashian. As for her porn video? For the hatred aimed at Mrs. West, I don’t remember the same amount of hatred aimed at the famous girlfriends or wives of rock stars, women who also recorded porn videos with their other halves.

Also, was it the Kardashians’ fault people were willing to watch (as of this writing) eleven seasons of their reality show? Producers of that show saw the dollar signs and grabbed them. Don’t blame the Kardashians for a successful reality series. Blame the people who want to keep up with the Kardashians.

All that aside, Kim Kardashian is a beautiful woman with a nice onion booty, my kind of trophy lady.

3. Kanye’s words contain truth. I credit this reason to my buddy Rick Morrow. After Beck won the 2015 Grammy for Best Album, Kanye held the audacity to speak his mind. Hell, he even walked onstage as if he was going to take Beck’s award. Then, during an interview, he criticized Beck’s winning.

Defending his winning the award, folks called Beck a true artist. Because you know, Beck writes his own music and plays instruments. That’s cool. Still, folks refused admitting the hard cold truth about Beck’s award winning album Morning Phase.

It sucks.

The album is full of boring music attempting a late sixties and early seventies rock sound. But you know, Beck is a true artist.

Kayne saw right through the horse manure and called it out. He said the Grammys was playing with artists. He was right. Why nominate Beyonce for Best Album when there was no way in hell she was going to win? According to “experts” on Facebook, Beyonce lost because she doesn’t play instruments or write her own  music. So, why nominate her in the first place? Why play with artists like that? (For those of you saying Beyonce isn’t an artist, go drink your hater juice somewhere else. Also, she does write her own music.)

At that moment, Kanye brought up a subject many people walk away from. Like my buddy Rick Morrow said, the small truth in Kanye’s words is what pisses some people off the most about him. During Grammy 2015, his words hinted at racism. A talented black woman released an album loved by many, but she was passed over for a white guy’s mediocre album. This is what pissed folks off about Kanye’s Grammy actions. He touched on a truth many folks refused to see. But you know, Beck is a true artist.

This wasn’t the first time Kanye called out the truth. During Hurricane Katrina, he said President Bush didn’t like black people. Folks freaked out. Yet, Kanye was right. During Hurricane Katrina, a disaster affecting predominately black New Orleans, Bush took his sweet time responding.

No matter how crazy Kanye comes across, I gotta give it up to a person who speaks the truth.

So, these are my three reasons for admiring Kanye West.  Those who don’t like it can lick my ass.

Orlando’s Milk Bar NOT Closing: An Email told me so.

Looks like I’ve been told off.  I was asking for it. A couple hours ago, I posted a blog about the Milk Bar closing.

Well, an email exchange told me differently.

Before you read, let me say this. I hate when establishments do things and not expect folks to call them out on it. When someone complains on Facebook about an establishment, I think their voice needs to be heard. Why? Because I think others should be aware. If the person lied, the establishment can easily tell me different. Yet, I know. I’m not the Orlando Weekly or the Orlando Sentinel. This is just a blog being done by someone who’s been involved in Orlando’s cultural scene since 1991. Because of that, I guess I wouldn’t have many people following this blog.

Okay, here’s an email exchange I had with the Milk Bar owner’s wife. By the way, I wrote a nice blog about the place in the past.

Serena Ashman 1

Serena Ashman 2

Serena Ashman 3

Serena Ashman 4

Now, let me answer some of this. Jessica Pawli is one of the most respected promoters living in Central Florida.  If she said it was true, I am more inclined to believe it. When she posted the expired license, her words seemed more credible.

Orlando's The Milk Bar Expired License

Remember, she wasn’t the only one complaining about a bar being closed.  Also, Suzan Elizabeth is one of Central Florida’s most respected artist. Because I admire her talents so damned much, that’s why I tolerate her “non-artistic moments.”  So, when I found out she got screwed?  Well, you just don’t fuck around with people’s friends.  Plus Suzan did not have to call the establishment. If it was going to be closed,  the establishment should have called HER. If they did, that’s cool. Also, Jessica never indicated the bar was permanently closed.

If I’m the asshole, so be it.  Plus, my apologies to Milk Bar for putting out anything false.