Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
What if you wanted a certain Rachro record but someone else already got it? Bummer. It happens.
If you really loved a certain record but the original is no longer available, don't despair - because now some of my previous designs can be printed on merchandise.
It's not a record, but it's still just as cool.
If you have a personal request for a specific record in my collection that you'd like to see in my merch store, please contact me and I'll see what I can do to help. But check this out. I must say, the journals and pillows look super cool with a record mandala on them.
I love the hardback blank books, too. So many nifty doodads.
I love the hardback blank books, too. So many nifty doodads.
Travel coffeemug! Now yer talkin'!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
This groovy record has some of my favorite songs of all time on it. Sadly, it came to me heavily scratched with some deep gauges. But now it lives on in its next incarnation as a Rachro Mandala.
Do yourself a favor and check out this awesome old footage of "Green Onions", by the incredible Booker T and the MG's.
Click right here to see a video of ---> GREEN ONIONS
Meanwhile, back to records. This is my painted record of The Best of Booker T and the MG's.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The whole time I was painting this record, I kept getting stuck on the Badger Badger earworm. If you've never heard it, well, here ya go (*also be sure to check out Weebl and Bob- "When come back bring pie...").
I painted this far out, psychedelic Mushroom label record, which was once the Canadian band Chilliwack.
LOOK AT THIS CRAZY RECORD!
You will see colors you have never seen, much like the elusive and silently powerful mantis shrimp. You will go on a mind journey. You will see auras. You will see your past lives.
Hmmm, no. None of those things are true. You will not see those things, most likely.
Or maybe you will. Who am I to say?
All I can say is that this is a beautiful record with pretty colors that makes me happy to look at.
I hope you like it too.
UPDATE: SOLD! AND NOW BEING DISPLAYED IN BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY CALIFORNIA.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Look at how great Donny Osmond and his crazy horses look on the wall, above the turntable.
Warms my heart.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Flashback to 2012, baby!
I made this nifty, green, 10-inch record a few years back, and it now lives somewhere across the country, but I still remember it fondly.
"HOW STRANGE" is the title and it had a foxtrot, conducted by Orrin Tucker and his orchestra.
If you're curious what this song sounds like, it was featured in the film "Idiot's Delight"
starring Clark Gable.
Here ya go:
Click here to hear ---> HOW STRANGE FROM IDIOT'S DELIGHT
I think my design goes pretty well with it.
Here's a rare work in progress photo, which I almost never do.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
This is another painting of a 5th Dimension album, featuring a song I love, Aquarius.
I think I am actually feeling my mind's true liberation now. It feels good.
And now with extra birds and flowers.
Thank you hippie people, for writing this awesome song from Hair, and letting The 5th Dimension record such a fabulous edition of it.
I smell a theater medley.
If you love color, then this post is for you. This used to be Great Themes from The Classics.
But now it is IN YOUR FACE with lots of green and red and pink and lemon yellow. I hope you like it. It has kind of become one of my favorites lately.
This record was Bravo - Great Band Themes, and it was an "unbreakable" record. I guess unbreakable doesn't also mean unscratchable, because this poor record was basically trashed when I got it. But I think it looks smashing now with a new, very blue paint job.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Here's a record I've listened to about a million times. I love you, Go-Go's.
Jane Wiedlin, you are a bonafide goddess and a genius.
I painted this for a lovely couple that lives near the beach in California.
The Go-Go's had a huge influence on my teenage self in the 80s.
The Best of Hawaii Calls.
I adore this record and it will be displayed at Jude's Old Town,
in the heart of beautiful Rainier Beach in Seattle.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
I love this one. Lime green glitter and soft red design. This one wasn't planned. It was improvised and I think it came out rather deliciously. I love when art just happens. It now lives in a gallery in Houston.
Here, above, is the strange baby cousin to the other Russian language records. It is 7-inches in diameter, just like a regular 45 rpm record. But the inner label and spindle hole are the size of a 12-inch LP. Weird and neat! You don't see that everyday.
This was called "Say it Correctly in Russian." Well, okay.
This record used to be Roger Williams' Songs of the Fabulous Fifties. It featured the songs: Mister Sandman, Mona Lisa, Goodnight Irene, and Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.
This teal and brown paisley record went to live, appropriately, with a man who really loves oldies radio.
Friday, September 18, 2015
This is one of my favorites. It was painted as an anniversary present for my good friends, Amy and Tiger.
It lives in Los Angeles. Wanna see it close up? Sure you do.
Syntonic Research, Inc. Environments 10. Side 1: English Meadow:
"Bird should be heard, as if from a distance. Rushing water should just barely be heard."
(*Fun Rachro fact: My mother used to listen to this sort of ambient, biofeedback-ey, sound effect stuff, back in the 70's. She also had a record with whales talking, and swore that she could understand them. Oh......you hippies...)
ANYWAY, this record has gone to live with a newlywed couple, several states away.
I painted this record for the annual Theatre Off Jackson fundraising auction. The songs on this 10-inch record were all about love and the heart, so it inspired me to paint in red/blue heart colors.
The blue record above was painted for a man who *really* likes the color blue.
I turned this design into some really cool business cards.
The record above was formerly the Warner Brothers soundtrack to The Towering Inferno.
Whoever owned it previously circled the side number and the track entitled, "An Architect's Dream."
We may never know why...