It’s frickin’ pitch black at 5:15 and on this day, I am A-OK with that.
on a guess I’d say Missing Persons was from LA and I love this micro-genre of ’80s post-punk LA pop. (Probably wrong on all counts but still love this song.)
The throaty guitar hook is in my top 100 hooks.
Destination Unknown – Mission Persons
This song was one of my mega-favorites as a young lad. It instilled a sense of thrilling spiritualistic hope and imminent doom in equal measure, like unto when the family went to the ecology-themed World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington, 1974.
“Out In The Country” – Three Dog Night
I like making 3D Fractal art, which is of course based on using a computer program. I recently discovered a better way to do what I want, and thought “Aha! I’ve found something new!” which of course isn’t true.
I simply found out how to do what works for me. It doesn’t sound as glamorous, but that’s what it is about, working at it until it works for you.
This interpretation of a John Cage composition tickles me no end. (Almost literally!)
Stop me if you’ve heard that before, but as most overused aphorisms go, it’s trite but true.
You can kill me now for writing the preceding sentence, but as my painting process goes, I do see a lot of frenzied world-building at the start, followed by ever-reducing instruction and refinement, until I deem the ‘child’ ready to fly on its own, often long after it already flew away.
Hard to believe that this song (as I write this) is 26 years old. The sound of summer bumble bees and a trumpeting whale, with vox and bass and thumping.
I often chase an unintended outcome, rather than follow through with the original game-plan.
It’s not whether your work is new or unique – it probably isn’t. It’s that you took the time to do it. There are billions of people who for numerous valid reasons don’t take that time.
Studio Practice is a fascinating aspect of Making Art and its legitimacy. If legitimacy is indeed the measure, I’m the cousin who looks like your twin brother, if you catch my drift.
The more I just take the time to look at WIPs every time I can, the better. Constant evaluation is certainly part of good Studio Practice.
Haven’t had one in a long while and don’t know why.
One problem this creates, especially if you like to stay away from the phone every so often, is: where do you take notes when ideas occur to you while painting?
With HIGHLY SELECTIVE screening of what really needs to be written, I grab a Sharpie or big, dark pencil, and write on the work table.
“Always push the materials 2 do the work”
I consider my materials to be my employees I guess. They get free room, board, and health-care, at least!