Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Carol #2

Christmas Carol #2 copy

This is the less moody version of the Christmas painting.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Minutemen Poster I wish I saw

Minutemen Bush Poster

Ray Rip Off

Ray Rip Off 1

I was just watching "How To Draw A Bunny." I was inspired by the amazing collages of Ray Johnson. What do you think? If you don't know about Ray, you should check him out. I think he was a righteous dude. Here is the piece I was trying to emulate.

The Big Hassle by Daniel Michael

In NYC, this type of Street "Conversation" is quite common:
A woman walking right in front of me along 4th Ave. toward 14th street. Yelling across 14th street at someone I couldn't see.

Woman: (Yelling) What's up, punk?! What's up, punk?!  What's up, punk?! (Then speaking softly, almost to herself) Yeah, you old punk ass.


I was in a bad mood today, because being a poor, struggling artist is not that romantic when you are actually doing it. I assume it’s something that is more fun to look back on. Like losing one’s virginity, touring Russia on a Vespa or the time I went to a gay bar dressed as a woman in order to pick up lesbians. (BAD idea.)  So as I walked out of the McDonalds in Union Square with a $1 Triple Cheeseburger in my hand, this dude on a bike was coming at me the wrong way down a one-lane, one-way street. He made this "get-out-of-the-way" whistle, and when he got next to me, I said half under my breath, "Fuck off."

He turned and became really angry and he said, "You go fuck yourself, bitch!!!" So he one-up'd me on the profanity. People up here tend to equate being tough with being a complete asshole. (They also like to talk about what college they went to. I think it’s sad when a fifty year old man is still talking about his undergraduate days at Yale.) I just walked on like the cyclist wasn't there, because I don’t have time for the peons. Then he just rode off. Right back to the psychiatric ward. And I took a stroll with my Triple Cheeseburger around the organic vegan farmers market. In your face, health freaks!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Carol #1


I was working on this watercolor today. What do you think?

Stranded In Canton

I was reading Matt Dentlers blog and I found out that this movie was on Youtube. I had never seen this before but it was great. Thanks for the post Matt.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

James Booker's Birthday


Yesterday would have been James Bookers 69th Birthday. If you aren't familiar with James Check him out. Here

Record Of the Day


Hit the link if you like Jack McDuff.
This record was just re-released. If you haven't heard anything by Jack McDuff then your missing out. This is 70's hammond B-3 organ. If you just put new, red, crushed velvet curtains in your Caddy this record is for you.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Twitter Is For the cool Kids (you should check it out)


Getting to know Daniel Michael

I have been asking friends to contribute to this experiment and today the 1st contribution arrived. It was written by the east coast funnyman, Daniel Michael. Daniel is living and working in New York, so if you want to know anything about the big apple just ask. Inquiries about live music and comedy will get the most response.

Inside Dan’s Mind with Daniel Michael
• I’m considering bringing the Somali Pirate concept to North America.
• I think that time is almost up for my Teletubby cover band.
• I will do anything for love, but I won’t do that. I will, however, do it for money.
• I like razzle, I like dazzle, I like razzmatazz.
• I think the difference with my comedy is drinkability.
• I have decided to live in Central Park when I’m homeless. Lots of shrubbery.
• I think the third or fourth cut is the deepest.
• I am about to drop my new Christmas tune, “Al Qaeda, Please Don’t Blow Me Up…For The Holidays”.
• I am heading over to the 99 Cent store to do some Christmas shopping.
• I would love to stay and chat, but my helicopter is waiting.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

I Love Dan Brown


David Byrne = Awesome


What do you think D Byrne Does in his down time? Is there any? I wonder if he sleeps or just sits around coming up with creative musings? Either way he keeps me entertained. Check his web site, for thought provoking, and amusing ideas. Tell him I sent you. He'll know what that means.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Road 1


I was doing some more brush testing here. What do you think?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008