Bob Green creates driving music and mesmerizing videos. His noise is perfect to listen to while I’m painting Vinyl Art with its rhythm and bite. In a moment of synchronicity online, I met him through MySpace. Yeah. MySpace. And we became friends. He gave me records. I gave him a painting. I love the Internet.
I love the Internet. I met Nate Anderson, who runs Ear Candy Charity, on Twitter. Yeah, Twitter. Turned out he was in Phoenix, too. I then worked with Nate and Bookman’s to benefit his charity that places donated musical instruments in schools. His fiery hair suits his passion, as you can see in this video. Now […]
I met Rodrigo Pradel through Flickr. Yeah, Flickr. Then he put on several group shows of art on vinyl to which I contributed work a few times. These last years, Pradel has been working in a psychedelic/spiritual style. Cool pieces.
The music of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers captures life in Arizona the best. I think so anyway. And so do the crazy fans who make the pilgrimage down to Rocky Point for the epic Circus Mexicus. ‘Every time I give away a dollar or two, I find three more on the way’, (Hello New Day) […]
Andy Warhol epitomizes repetition with organic variation in visual art, which I love in music, like the Philip Glass composition backing the above video. Upon finding out about the album covers he had created, I realized I could pay tribute to his work with my Vinyl Art. Photos he took inspired my paintings on albums whose covers he’d designed.
One of the wildest mash-ups I’ve seen is Dark Side of the Rainbow, which synchronizes Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to the movie the Wizard of Oz. A problem though is the album is shorter than the movie. Most people simply loop the album. A friend of mine who witnessed the start of my […]