The pure awesomeness of Rick Springfield is within these fine, fine grooves. This commission was painted for a person who, like me, loves the color orange, and who has a crush on Mr. Springfield. Have you seen how incredible he still looks and sounds (please watch Sound City). I have turned scratched up audio love into visual love, here.
Monday, July 14, 2014
This perky album now permanently resides at the Tin Umbrella coffee shop in Hillman City, Seattle, WA. I adore Tin Umbrella and their delicious coffee, and other fun goodies. And did I mention that their story WON AN EMMY?? The owner, Joya, is a truly inspirational person. Make this place part of your visit to south Seattle, for sure.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Queen. News of the World. Luckily, this record came to me with a huge scratch - or I would not have painted it. Because Queen is kind of.......shall we say.....sacred and awesome. Some records you just don't mess with. But this one was already a car ride away from the garbage, due to its unplayability. And now it's art. And it lives in San Francisco, with a handsome genius who I'm very proud to call my cousin.
This record is The Age of Aquarius, by The 5th Dimension. Oh, I love this record. The song Aquarius has special meaning for me. I grew up singing and performing an "Aquarius medley" (in a musical theater group in my hometown of Houston) as a young teen many, many, many times. (Oh, the days of "medleys"...do theater people still do those?)
Thank you hippie people, for writing this awesome song from Hair, and letting The 5th Dimension record such a fabulous edition of it.
This record went to Colorado!