Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Few Tunes (And Videos)

Not too early to think about the 'ol year-end-favorite-music lists. Here's a few that stick with me. (As is usually the case-the videos are never as good as the music itself. I wish Michel Gondry would make more videos! Speaking of-here's a cool commercial of his for Levi's)
Ok-first up-M83, from their great c/d "Saturdays=Youth". This one is "Graveyard Girl"
Next-Nick Cave, and "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!"

And somewhat in the same vein as last year's c/d by Midlake, I really liked a lot of the Fleet Foxes c/d, in that early seventies kinda way...
How about a little Vampire Weekend--"Oxford Comma" ?

Ok-I sure wish Broken Social Scene would release a new c/d, but until they do, these "BSS Presents" c/ds (first with Kevin Drew, now with Brendan Canning) not only will have to do, but they're pretty darn close to the full deal anyway--especially when both co-founders are on the same track. This is from Canning's "Something For The Rest Of Us" c/d, called "Churches Under The Stairs"-Drew starts things off, then Canning comes in...
Man, that was good. How about another? This is "Hit The Wall". OK-a pretty dumb video-but a killer song-Another fave from this year is one MC turned me on to (hmm-also the Brendan Canning c/d now that I think about it, and the Nick Cave one too...oh, and Vampire Weekend. Man, I'm behind!), -Thao, from her c/d "We Brave Bee Stings And All", this is "Swimming Pools".Ok-that's it for tonight...I'll think of a few more later.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I've been trying to keep up the drawing, to be added to future "Art Farm" pieces, and might as well post a few now and then.
Here's a few for now-

Om for Mom

My mom asked me to paint her a small painting with the "om" symbol a while back, and this is what I came up with. It's probably a bit more psychedelic than she had in mind, but I had fun.

Progress Shots of New Small Painting

It's called "In The Season Of The Old Me" -which I borrowed from a Grandaddy song.
I started this a bit ago, and it's almost finished (maybe there's another flower or two to add up at the top-? plus just a little more paint here and there...) It starts with my original rough sketch, then on to tracing paper laid over the primed panel, which is transfered with graphite paper to the panel, and then the successive blocking in of color, line work, etc. (The first pictures are way off in color; the background should be the same throughout)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Finally Some New Work...

I think "Lucky Lady" is about done (what took me so long?), and a new solo Art Farm piece that's also been in progress forever is getting there. Not great photos yet of either, but you get the idea.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Theresa Andersson Rockin' The Loops In Her Kitchen

Song is "Na Na Na" off her most recent c/d. Lisa introduced me to her...what d'ya think?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hot Day In The Mission

Lisa and I headed over to the City today, to the Mission, looking for a little bit of inspiration. Hot today!
Lisa, at a brief stop at Olompoli State Park.
(As always-click to enlarge)
Three sidewalk Fridas
Some nice collage work on this billboard
Two girls wearing two cool shirts. They didn't know one another. (looks good enlarged)
Lots of great murals...
Here's another...
Man, that was fast--Sainthood already? (click to enlarge)
This is a quick collage I made later from photos Lisa and I took of some graphic moments on our walk in the Mission-maybe I'll see about painting it (?)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

OK-One More Video From Last Week...

From Seattle, pulled from shaumiquakardinal's flickr page. Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" never sounded so good.-

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh God. It's True.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Still Swimming In ThIs Moment In History

From The Daily Kos. Nice.

And from

Friday, November 07, 2008

How About A Little Chocolate This Time

Don't get me wrong, I love vanilla. But after 43 servings, isn't it nice to be offered something different?(Great illustration by Patrick Moberg)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

You Thought You Were AT A Good Party...

Students in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Obama Wins!

Hey This Is Happy...

Artist is Japanese--Shugo Tokumaru. This is from his newest c/d--"Exit". This song is called-"Parachute".

Late Night Viewing

Wow! Just saw this over at Crooks and Liars. Way too good. Faye Dunaway rocks!
Peter Finch is God.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

More Pictures From Around The Country And The World

In Brooklyn
In Kenya
In New Delhi
In Paris
In a village in northern India
In Hong Kong
In Canada
In Harlem
In Maryland
In Texas
North Carolina
New York
In Israel
In Sydney, Australia
In San Francisco, California
In Obama, Japan
Athens, Greece
maybe in your town


Wow. Very cool.
this is from today's New York Times-it's a screen shot. Amazing. I like how on the right it says "next".

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Go Obama!

a last-minute painting
I love this picture. She was at a recent Obama rally. It's like her tears are saying, "You're gonna be my president!"
I cry every time I see this...