Sams a.k.a the Scarlot Harlot
Artist / Multimedia Guru / Webmistress / Roller Derby Queen
Influences: Andy Warhol, Bill Lundberg, Marjorie
Moore, Steve Jones, Botero, Rock n’ Roll, life, comedy,
living in the Middle East, Beau Been
Likes: cheese, Willie Nelson, Texas Rollergirls,
Nashville Pussy, Lonestar beer, drag queens, Honky, plaid,
Ozzy Osbourne, computers, Aerosmith, gelato, Pink Floyd, Jim
Henson, AC/DC, Madonna & roller derby fist fights, good
friends, swimming, the HELL MARYS, Pee Wee Herman, adult swim,
The Jolly Garogers, ROCK N’ ROLL
Dislikes: whiners, shit kickers, cover bands,
eggs, breakfast, closed minds, driving
Sams grew up in Dimmitt, Texas (pop 5,000) where the cows
outnumbered the people. She spent her early days shooting
hoops in a pink tutu on rollers skates & drank a lot of
beer while running the high school. One night after a drunken
barn dance, Beth hooked herself cape fear style to the bottom
of Willie Nelson's tour bus & ended up in Austin, TX.
Enrolling herself at the U of Texas in 1989, this heavy metal
hillbilly got some learnin' in Middle Eastern Studies &
served as the Hook 'Em mascot. After a visit to Israel, living
in the West Bank town of Rumallah, studying Arabic at the
U of Jordon and nearly getting sold into prostitution in Syria,
Beth returned to Texas and enrolled in Bill Lunberg's drawing
class and Steve Jones’ 3D design class in 1993.
Soon after she met up with the likes of Bob Ray (crashcamfilsm.com),
Jeremy Thompson (nashvillepussy.com), Corri, Chicken, Chad
Holt, Christina, etc and partied in the underground music
scene, simultaneously running with a band of rowdy drag queens.
Beth met Beau Been who made her buy a refrigerator, an air
conditioner and taught her how to save money. With a little
"love" in her life, Beth focused less on party,
more on art (pastels and acrylics) and started her own web
design business (grooveefortune.com).
Beth skates as the Scarlot Harlot in the Texas Roller Girls
and recently beat the shit out of Dave Attel on Insomniac.
Hopefully, you caught her work at the Guerillart show on August
31st and you might see her around town taking photos for Rank
and Revue. When Beth grows up, she hopes to be Ozzy Osborne's
bass player. There are rumors she invented the Flaming Dr.