Friday, March 25, 2005
This was an amazing moment for me personally because both U2 and Bruce Springsteen, have provided some of the greatest songs in the soundtrack of my life. They are the songs that I crank that much louder when I hear them on the radio..Mostly at home, since my car stereo got lifted ( actually it hadn't worked in 2 years, SUCKAH! )
The albums "The Joshua Tree" and Springsteen's solo effort "Nebraska" are among the greatest rock albums ever recorded. The moment pictured above happened at the 2005 Rock and Roll Induction Ceremony, when U2 was playing " I Still haven't Found What I'm Looking For" during their set. At one point in the evening Bruce actually gave their introduction speech, even saying that Bono pioneered the "Irish Mullet" back in the 80's. So when Bono said "I'm looking for the Boss!" during the song and Springsteen actually came out and jammed with the band, well then my friends I pretty much spilled my egg whites right there.
I mean there are many times when two amazing artists come together ( No, I'm not talking about any time P Diddy has been on stage with someone...I still can't forgive Sting and Jimmy Paige for allowing him to F*ck up their songs ) But these two men, and their respective bands are what I'll be referring to when I'm an old fart and telling my grandkids "Now, THIS WAS music!" as I criticize the "noise" they'll be listening to.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
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As you can see here the now common Meat Digit is attempting to snuff out the Torch of Liberty. I was however not to upset to see the blurred appendage ruin this shot. It's not like I was taking a picture at Liberty Island at the very statue that inspired every immigrant that came to this country to start a better life or flee oppression.
Instead this Lady in the Harbor is in a small pool at the front of the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas( famous for Krispy Kreme Donuts and handjobs in the phone booths.) As you can see instead of Emma Lazurus' poem "The New Colossus" lying at the foot of statue saying "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearing to breathe free.." We have a banner promoting the drunken masses to go to the Budweiser Summer Pool Party....Immigrants or Bikini babes?
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Yup that image above is from an Atari game based on 80's mega band "Journey". This game hit the market in '82 with the tagline ""And just like Journey Says ... Some May Win ... and Some May Lose."
The game was mega hyped, it had a television commercial and was upposed to be a rockin adventure to save the band from groupies and the evil rock promoters...WHAT? RUN from the groupies? With a horrible Atari-esque version of "Don't Stop Believin'"
I never played this game, I was wasting my valuable childhood playing horsecrap like "E.T", and really wasn't that into Journey, being that I was eight and was too busy listening to records where you had to turn a page when you heard a chime. I did find an article someone wrote about this game and you can READ IT HERE Man, sounds like it was absolute dreck, and it wouldn't take Steve Perry to smell the sh!t that it was.
I did hear about this game and looked on a few sites ( and yes a dude had them on ebay)and I'll be damned if it wasn't some urban legend, now that I appreciate Journey and their musical stylings, I would love to at least for nostalgias sake, find this on an emulator. Or get the 6 bucks for the one on ebay.
Monday, March 14, 2005
So get those ideas rolling..I just started my script
A lonely women sits desperately alone in her chair, looking at her watch quite often, as if she is waiting for something. She then jumps up as we hear her doorbell ring, she runs to the door and opens it to great delight, as she sees "The Pizza Guy"
PIZZA GUY: "You order the pizza with EXTRA Sausage
WOMAN: "I only order what I can handle."
-cue cheezy 70's funk music-
Thursday, March 10, 2005
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Nope it ain't the Jolly Green Giant, but everyone's favorite Lou Ferrigno character.. "The Hulk"
This was a sketch I did with some colored pencils..I was going to put it in a friend's art walk he had depicting superheroes, but I went with a more "realistic" couple of drawings, being that realism isn't a style I draw very much.
Man as far as 'The Hulk" goes, the movie was decent enough ( what the F*ck was that ending all about?) but nothing tops my childhood memories of the TV show. I cried every time I saw Bruce Banner walk away at the end with his little backpack and the duh-nuh-nuh-nuuun music playing as he walked some rarely traveled stretch of highway and I would wonder "Where is he gonna go?..What will he do?"...sniff...sniff
Friday, March 04, 2005
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This was another concept sketch I had done based on the children's book series ( and now movie ) "Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events".
I have one of Olaf's henchmen known as the "Hook-Handed Man" threatening one of the main characters Klaus, who is one of the 3 Baudelaire orphans....These were a ton of fun to do, because I was just able to go nuts and envision the characters the way I thought they would look, I did use some of the illustrations in the book as a base..As you can see I wanted the Hook Handed man to have a ton of scars and band aids covering cuts from him itching or even picking his nose.