Alfredo Martinez- Buddy Watch Walk
A special piece done for Xuluprophet by Alfredo Martinez. Xuluprophet is the music sponsor for Buddy Watch Walk, and Alfredo came up with this version of Xulu's alter ego, SxrewLoose, the Troll of River Street to commemorate John Ring's walk across the US to raise money and awareness for veteran PTSD, Homelessness, and Suicide. He started walking from the band's back door (Tybee Island Pier) and will finish at Santa Monica Pier.
The Gypsy Troll illustration is the marriage of a number of peoples experiences coming together. The inspiration came about in part from hearing about John’s trek across the country and all that entails. In part it also comes from the stories I've gotten from Xulu over the years detailing his “gypsy” years.
I revisited the Troll of River Street design as a younger free spirit wearing loose comfortable clothing, in my head I see him traveling the fantasy continent on the way to the swamp he will eventually make his home. During this journey he is living off what he can produce with the guitar strapped to his back and by what he gains from the critters he encounters on the road.
Travel has that effect on people. It brings them together and opens up perspectives, it challenges our preconceptions and grows the heart as much as the mind. I’m sure this journey will have a lasting effect on John as well as the people he encounters on the way. The drawing is a commemoration of that.
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My name is John Ring, I serve in the Georgia Army National Guard with Delta Company 2-121 with the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. I am walking across the country, 2,462 miles from the Tybee Island Pier to the Santa Monica Pier. My mission: raise awareness to Veterans issues, PTSD, homelessness, addiction, MST, suicide, and getting our Veterans out of the criminal justice system. I am also walking to raise funds for Buddy Watch, Inc., a non-profit organization in Midway, Georgia, that is working to build tiny homes for our homeless Veterans. In the future there will be onsite mental health treatment and tiny homes at the same location to help better serve our Veterans needs. To learn more about my walk, visit www.wheresjohnring.com or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or Snapchat. Thank you so much for support!! Sincerely, John Ring firstname.lastname@example.org #BuddyWatch #BuddyWatchWalk #Veterans #UnitedStates #Military #VFW #Georgia #Alabama #Mississippi #Arkansas #Texas #NewMexico #Arizona #California
Official Buddy Watch Walk Song